Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend's lawyers have sent a legal notice to bosses at adult film distributors Vivid Entertainment warning them they will be violating her right to privacy if they go ahead with the launch of the explicit video. The busty blonde is believed to have filmed the tape six years ago with an ex-boyfriend, who has not been identified.
But Vivid Entertainment boss Steven Hirsch is refusing to back down and is confident the sex tape was obtained lawfully.
Wilkinson has been working hard to clean up her image since her 2009 marriage to American football star Hank Bassett III and becoming a mum to a baby boy in December (09).
And now she's spoken out about the sex tape, revealing her husband has been helping her get through the scandal.
Speaking on her E! show Kendra, to be aired on the programme's finale on 31 May (10), she says, "He's doing a good job because he's understanding. He's like, 'Kendra, we just have to hold our heads high because, yeah, we're going to get attacked, but we can't run.'
"That was me, but that's not me now. It broke my heart because how can (someone) do that when I have a baby? It just sucks. It's the hardest thing to deal with right now. It's going to be really hard. It's going to probably be the hardest time of our lives."
Mexican officials, who ordered the Survivor executive to stay in the country as they investigated the murder of his wife Monica, have confirmed they have lost track of Beresford-Redman's whereabouts.
He is under suspicion for the murder after holiday-makers at the Moon Palace Resort told the authorities they had heard and seen the producer fighting with his wife days before her body was discovered on 8 April (10).
The family of the deceased woman are urging Mexican authorities to let the FBI help them with their investigations.
The missing man's lawyer, Richard Hirsch, tells TMZ.com that Beresford-Redman is back in California after Mexican officials allowed the producer to leave the country and attend to "personal matters".
The attorney says, "He has been informed that he has no legal obligation to remain in Mexico pending an investigation into the tragic death of his wife, Monica."
Penn was charged with battery and misdemeanour vandalism after a violent run-in with photographer Jordan Dawes last October (09). The actor was videotaped kicking the paparazzo.
On Wednesday (21May10), the Oscar winner pleaded no contest to one count of vandalism and has agreed to undergo 36 hours of anger management classes.
He'll also serve 36 months of probation and perform 300 hours of community service as part of the deal. His lawyer reveals Penn can complete his community service by continuing his charity efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
If Penn successfully completes his probation, his vandalism conviction will turn into a lesser offence of disturbing the peace.
Under the terms of the deal, Penn must also stay at least 100 yards away from Dawes.
A restitution hearing over the photographer's camera and medical bills is set for 8 July (10).
Penn still faces a civil suit from Dawes, who claims he was seriously injured in the incident.
The actor's lawyer, Richard Hirsch, says, "Prolonging this matter in the court system would not have been in Mr. Penn’s best interests and would have distracted from his charitable commitments, specifically his work in Haiti. Accordingly he has decided to accept the terms and move on."
Executives at the company responsible for the release of Kim Kardashian's famous sex tape were sent a legal notice by Wilkinson's legal representatives at top law firm Lavely & Singer, warning them they'd be violating her right to privacy if they went ahead with the launch of the explicit footage. The busty blonde is believed to have filmed the tape with an ex-boyfriend, who has not been identified.
In the confidential letter, obtained and published by America's OK! magazine, Wilkinson's counsel Yael E. Holtkamp writes, "With regard to the intent... to release a video of Ms. Wilkinson engaging in sexual or other private and intimate behaviour, the Video is private and highly confidential... taken for private use and not for public disclosure."
The notice continues, "Exploitation of the Video... shall constitute a gross violation of Miss Wilkinson's Constitutional and common law right of privacy."
Vivid Entertainment co-CEO Steven Hirsch is refusing to back down and is confident the sex tape was obtained lawfully.
Responding to Holtkamp's warning In a note sent on Monday (03May10), Hirsch writes, "After reviewing our legal position, we remain confident of our right to distribute the Video. Thus Vivid.com plans to release 'Kendra Exposed' within the next several weeks."
The revelation has left Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend reeling after working to clean up her image following her 2009 marriage to American football star Hank Bassett III and becoming a mum to a baby boy in December (09).
A source close to Wilkinson says, "She is devastated and humiliated. This is her worst nightmare. As a new mum and wife, this is the worst scenario she could ever imagine. It's horrifying."
But Wilkinson's reps insist her legal team is not giving up the fight to keep the salacious footage private.
Her spokesperson tells OK!, "Kendra's attorneys are evaluating and pursuing her rights. During this difficult time, Kendra and her family would greatly appreciate the respect of their privacy."
The actress trekked to the top of Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, in January (10).
She was joined by actor Emile Hirsch and members of the United Nation Foundation, to raise awareness and funds for the global water crisis.
And now she's set her sights on another dangerous climb - one of the Everest base camps in Nepal or Tibet.
She tells People.com, "I'm thinking about trekking to Everest base camp. That's kind of the next goal."
The Alpha Dog star, 24, has been dating Domont, 20, since 2008.
According to U.S. magazine Star, the couple ended its relationship earlier this year (10), amid reports Hirsch wasn't ready to take their relationship to the next level.
A source explains, "Emile really cares for Brianna, but he was starting to feel too settled, like an old married man."
A spokesperson for Hirsch had not responded to requests for comment as WENN went to press.
The actor joined other celebrities including Jessica Biel and rapper Lupe Fiasco for the trek up the African peak in January (10).
But Hirsch's trip was almost cut short after an ingrown hair in his groin became infected, hindering his efforts to scale the mountain.
He tells JustJared.com, "I had an ingrown hair in my groin, so I couldn't walk! I don't like to talk about it because it got infected, there was pus and it was nasty. There was a 90 per cent chance they would have had to medevac (medical evacuation) me out of there but thankfully my condition improved and I finished the climb."
Jesse James Hollywood was sentenced on Friday (05Feb10), 10 years after he led a gang murder of Nicholas Markowitz in California.
Prosecutors maintained Hollywood was the ringleader of a plot to kill Markowitz to send a message to the teenager's brother after he failed to pay off a drug debt.
The killer was captured in Brazil five years after he disappeared from California.
His arrest came just before director Nick Cassavetes' Alpha Dog, which starred Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake, was released.
The Illusionist actress hiked to the top of the 19,340-foot-high (5,895-metre) Tanzanian peak with a team of celebrities, including actor Emile Hirsch and rapper Lupe Fiasco, for a charity campaign last month (Jan10).
But she won't be revisiting Kilimanjaro in the future - because finishing the mission was too physically demanding.
She says, "I'm never going to do that again... It was incredible. It was such a challenge for me. It was probably one of the hardest things I've ever done... sometimes it was kind of miserable.
"Altitude sickness is like a general uncomfortable, uneasy feeling. You just can't think straight. (But) hiking for seven hours a day and sleeping in tents and being out in the wilderness was a real experience everyone should try."