NEW YORK - Red Light District and owner David Joseph have been served with a lawsuit filed by Amy Fisher in U.S. District Court seeking compensation for alleged copyright infringement, emotional distress and other damages resulting from the promotion of and intent to sell a sex video made by Fisher and her then-husband, Louis Bellera.
The complaint charges Joseph and RLD Distribution with entering into an agreement in or about August 2007 with Bellera "for the sale, distribution and/or exploitation" of the video, even though, as it states, "RLD expressly and explicitly knew, at the time of entering into agreement with Bellera, that Bellera alone could not grant RLD any license or right to distribute and/or exploit the [video] in any manner or respect without the written consent of the Plaintiff. Bellera and RLD entered into said agreement without the prior knowledge or consent of Plaintiff."
Because of these alleged actions, Fisher sets forth in the complaint that she "seeks all damages provided for by law which will be proven at trial, including, but not limited to, an amount to compensate Plaintiff for damages comprising embarrassment, pain and suffering, and emotional distress."
Furthermore, Fisher asserts that she is "entitled to all of the profits derived by Defendants" from the sale and promotion of the video.
In response to the complaint, David Joseph issued this statement to AVN: "We do not believe that the complaint has any merit, and [we do believe] that Red Light is within its rights to release this movie. Red Light will not be intimidated by this complaint and intends to release the movie as scheduled."
Current plans are to release the video under the title Amy Fisher Caught on Tape, and there is a teaser website set up here.