The camcorder-friendly actress and her onetime rocker-beau have reached a deal with online porn peddler Internet Entertainment Group over an X-rated videotaped romp.
But this time Anderson's fellow plaintiff was Poison's Bret Michaels.
In 1999, Anderson, 33, and Michaels, 38, each filed $90 million lawsuits against the Seattle-based IEG to keep the online site from publishing the 40-minute-long purloined tape, which allegedly featured Anderson doing a raunchy striptease to New Age music.
The suits claimed a laundry list of offenses, including invasion of privacy, copyright infringement and misappropriation of likeness. Michaels (who's best known for dolling himself up in mascara and lipstick and screeching out power ballads like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "Something To Believe In") also insisted the ridicule he received on IEG's Website exacerbated his diabetic condition, causing a "drastic and potentially deadly" increase in his blood-sugar level.
Although specific terms of the settlement weren't disclosed, lawyers for both Anderson and Michaels confirmed Wednesday that IEG will pay the pair a seven-figure sum and destroy all copies of the video. In addition, IEG's president, Seth Warshavsky, apologized to Michaels for claiming the rocker actually gave IEG the video. (It's still not clear how the company acquired the camcorder goods.)
Of course, IEG is the same company that locked horns with Anderson and then-husband, former Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, over their homemade sex tape. The former fun couple sued to prevent the cyberfirm from posting their bedroom antics online. The case was later settled and the tape became a huge hit online and in video stores.
Unlike that case, however, the Michaels-Anderson tape was never widely distributed because a federal judge blocked the release shortly after the suits were filed.
And for the record, Michaels has said the video was made for his and Pam's personal use. If he wanted it to be made public, he insists, he would have sold it himself--Michaels claims he has turned down big money for the rights to the tape.