Durst gets lawsuit rolling after sex-video hack

Fred Durst, frontman of nu metal band Limp Bizkit, is suing websites that posted pornographic video clips hacked from his computer. The singer is suing for $80 million after his computer was hacked into when he took it in for repair.

The federal lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, claims the video was never intended for public viewing and that Durst's privacy has been invaded.

Gossip website The Smoking Gun claimed over the weekend that the images of Durst romping with a girlfriend in 2003 were posted on a number of different website, including New York website Gawker, which has subsequently removed the images. A number of other websites were also named in the suit.

According to the lawsuit's prefatory statement, "One or more of the defendents have already broadcast certain images from a very private, intimate bedroom video between two former lovers, Plantiff and his former girlfriend, while threatening to broadcast or disseminate the entire video."

The hackers claim to be the same group that invaded socialite and hotel-heiress Paris Hilton's T-Mobile Sidekick late last month. On February 22 SC reported that personal details and phone-numbers of Hilton's celebrity friends had been posted on a website and viewed by millions worldwide.

Durst was one of the unlucky few whose mobile number appeared in the Hilton address book and has subsequently been changed. His lawyer claims that both his and Hilton's cases are being investigated by the US Secret Service.

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