Paris Tape to Go Pay-Per-View Route?

01/29/2004 AT 11:05 AM EST

Paris Hilton's former boyfriend, Rick Salomon -- forever immortalized in "a now-notorious videotape of the couple engaging in intimate relations" (as Salomon's lawsuit described it) -- has allegedly put a deal on the table to settle his $10 million suit against the hotel family.

The catch? Salomon wants to disperse the same notorious tape on a "pay-per-view basis," according to a suggestion reputedly made to the Hiltons by an unnamed third party and reported by the Smoking Gun Web site.

A lawyer for the Hilton family, Heather McCloskey, calls Salomon's suggestion -- no matter who delivered it -- "beneath contempt," she told the Smoking Gun, while Salomon's attorney, Martin Singer, insists that the reported settlement offer is "an absolute fabrication" by the Hiltons, who are attempting to "besmirch my client."

Salomon, who filed the suit in November, also has vehemently denied the Hilton contention that he orchestrated the tape's sale to an Internet porn site.

Meanwhile, Paris, 22, after wrapping up the first season of FOX's "The Simple Life," is due to guest star on next Monday's episode of NBC's "Las Vegas." She'll play a woman caught in a love triangle with fellow guest star Brian Austin Green and casino vixen Vanessa Marcil -- a real-life couple who met on the set of "Beverly Hills, 90210," reports TV's "Extra."

The show also reports that Hilton shot a scene in the current movie, "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton," but she ended up on the cutting-room floor. As "Tad" star Josh Duhamel explained, "She did a whole scene where she parachuted into the pool. I thought she was a very sweet girl. She gets a bad rap, but she is a sweetheart."
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