Narain and Farrell in 2002
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Nicole Narain would like an apology. Since Colin Farrell named her as a codefendant in the lawsuit he filed on July 18 to prevent the sale of an X-rated videotape the two made in 2002, the Playboy Playmate says she has lost work – modeling jobs and Playboy promotional appearances – as well as sleep. "I try not to let too many things get to me, but this is definitely stressful," she says, enjoying the quiet in her North Hollywood condo only because she has unplugged her pink fur-covered phone. As she tells it, she doesn't want the steamy video made public any more than Farrell does. "I really would like my name to be cleared," she says. "I have nothing to do with this."
Farrell begs to differ. According to a statement from his lawyer Martin Singer, the actor offered Narain the opportunity to "join with us in stopping the tape from being exploited . . . and she refused." And so she was named as a codefendant in his lawsuit, along with agent-producer David Hans Schmidt. For his part Schmidt makes no apologies about his intent to sell the tape. "I have a written agreement," he says, "that authorizes me to procure the sale and distribution of the Colin Farrell-Nicole Narain sex video." Not any authorization granted by her, insists Narain, 31. "The only time I ever spoke to him, I told him he didn't have my consent," she says.