10 Careers Helped Or Hurt By Sex Tapes

There have been a number of sex tape scandals, and more keep surfacing. Some have boosted or started careers, while others have been damaging. Here are 10 of the top sex tape scandals that hurt or helped careers.

10. Joan Laurrer (Chyna): Joan Laurrer, widely known by her professional wrestler name, Chyna, released a sex tape in order to revive her career. Red Light District Video, the same company that distributed Paris Hilton’s tape, distributed Laurrer’s tape called “1 Night in China.” The sex tape wasn’t very well received, but the following year, Laurrer landed a spot on VH1’s “The Surreal Life.” This led to her appearance on “The Surreal Life: Fame Games” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”

9. Kendra Wilkinson: Playmate Kendra Wilkinson’s sex tape helped her to become better known, and provided her with extra cash. Wilkinson’s video became the best-selling sex tape of all time for Vivid Entertainment. After trying to stop the release, Wilkinson engaged in negotiations and got up to 50% of the profits. Read more…