Lark Voorhies could be facing a sex tape scandal, with reports that angry ex-husband Jimmy Green is planning on selling the explicit video to the highest bidder.
The Saved By The Bell actress has been locked in a bitter divorce from her husband of just six months, and it may have just taken an even uglier turn. A new report from TMZ claims that Green has been bragging about a sex tape of Lark Voorhies, and that he is looking to cash in by selling to a company that would then release it.
The couple had married earlier this year, eloping in Las Vegas after having met on Facebook last year. Voorhies filed for divorce this month, asking a court to deny any spousal support from Green.
Green reportedly agreed with the end of their marriage, even telling TMZ that he would have filed himself had he known the correct steps.
But the couple had defended their marriage right up until the divorce filing.
In July, Voorhies sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier, saying that the decision to get married was the right one. Lark was under pressure from her mother, Patricia, who actually filed a restraining order against Green. Patricia claimed that Lark and her husband were living with her, and that she was in “constant fear” of Green, an admitted former gang member.
But Lark said that her mother was initially supportive of the marriage.
“The support was there,” Lark told ET. “It’s all celebratory.”
Patricia has claimed that Lark Voorhies is struggling with mental health issues, telling People magazine in 2012 that her daughter was diagnosed as bipolar, which Lark Voorhies denied. Voorhies did admit that she struggled with depression, however.
In the July interview, Green also defended the marriage.
“We’re the same as any other couple out there that’s in love and trying to accomplish business together. It’s not a scam or a way to get money,” he said.
Lark Voorhies is not the only celebrity dealing with the release of a sex tape. Rapper Lil Wayne is also battling the release of his own video, which reportedly shows him in an encounter with two women identified as strippers.
The Lil Wayne sex tape has slowly leaked to the internet, with some sites hosting three separate clips.
“We’ll sue the hell out of them,” a rep for the rapper told TMZ, adding that the video was made without Lil Wayne’s permission or knowledge.
Former wrestler Hulk Hogan is also in his own sex tape battle, filing a $100 million lawsuit against Gawker, which hosted the video. It is a lawsuit that even Gawker expects to lose.
“It’s probably difficult to win the case entirely, outright, knowing the jury that we’re facing, but it’s possible,” company president Heather Dietrick told staff last week said, according to Politico.
But Dietrick said she does not expect to face the full $100 million, which could lead the company to simply accept the smaller judgment and not fight on.
“Do we appeal that and incur further fees to vindicate the First Amendment rights that we know we’re on the right side of, or do we simply say, OK this very small judgment is a win and makes it very difficult for Hulk Hogan, who’s spent a lot of time on pursuing this case and could walk away with something very small to continue litigating,” she told Politico.
Lark Voorhies said the sex tape was filmed without her knowledge or consent, but her ex-husband said she knew about the tape. It is not clear if she plans a lawsuit in response to the video.
[Image via Instagram/Lark Voorhies]