A temporary restraining order was issued against a woman who is allegedly trying to distribute a sex tape involving her and actor Colin Farrell.
Superior Court Judge David Yaffe on Tuesday blocked Nicole Narain from selling, distributing or displaying the 15-minute tape that shows her and Farrell having sex. The next court hearing was scheduled for Aug. 10.
Farrell, 29, sued Narain on Monday, accusing her of trying to distribute the tape through an intermediary. The two had an intimate relationship 2 1/2 years ago and both agreed that the 15-minute tape that shows the couple having sex would be jointly owned by them and would remain private, according to the suit.
The lawsuit also accused the 31-year-old woman of working with the owner of an Internet pornography business and contacting the news media about the tape.
Farrell claims the videotape was supposed to be jointly owned by him and Narain, and that they had a verbal agreement it would remain private.
The lawsuit also said the release of the tape would irreparably harm Farrell's reputation and career.
"Defendants' outrageous attempt to capitalize on the celebrity of plaintiff Colin Farrell ... through their unauthorized commercial exploitation of the highly private and confidential videotape exceeds all bounds of common human decency," the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit also said the release of the videotape would irreparably harm Farrell's reputation and career.
Narain could not be reached for comment. A phone message left for her attorney was not immediately returned.