Caught on Tape

Gayheart, Dane Sue Gawker

Last month, a video of actor couple Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart romping nude in a hotel room with beauty queen Kari Ann Peniche appeared on Gawker and Gawker media affiliate Fleshbot—and now, Dane and Gayheart are getting even. TMZ reports that the pair are suing for more than $1 million in damages and demanding that Gawker pull the plug on the sexually explicit tape. Gawker publisher Nick Denton remains blithe as ever, tweeting on Thursday: “To quote the great Marty Singer—Eric Dane’s lawyer—if you don’t want a sexy tape on the internet, don’t make one!”