Colin Farrell Sues to Block Sex Tape

07/19/2005 at 08:00 AM EDT

Colin Farrell Sues to Block Sex Tape
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Colin Farrell has slapped a lawsuit on a former girlfriend, whom he accuses of trying to distribute and profit from an "intimate" sex tape the two recorded 2-1/2 years ago.

According to the Miami Vice star's complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the 15-minute video was made by Farrell, 29, and model-actress Nicole Narain, 31, with the agreement that they would never release it to the public, reports the Associated Press.

Farrell is seeking general and compensatory damages as well as a temporary restraining order and injunction prohibiting the promotion and sale of the tape.

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In his papers, the Irish-born actor accuses Narain, Playboy's Miss January 2002, of trying to distribute the tape through an intermediary. AP could not reach Narain for comment, and a message left for Farrell's attorney was not returned.

Farrell also alleges that Narain has been working with the owner of an Internet pornography business and contacting the news media about the tape, which his papers claim are an "outrageous attempt to capitalize on the celebrity of plaintiff Colin Farrell."

The lawsuit also says the release of the videotape would irreparably harm Farrell's reputation and career, and he is demanding that all copies of the tape be returned to him.

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