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Joe Jonas was put in an awkward position this weekend, when he was forced to deny a rumor that he and girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler had made a kinky sex tape. According to a dubious report from the website Blind Gossip, Jonas, 23, and Eggenschwiler, 28, shot the video in a Buenos Aires hotel room during the Jonas Brothers world tour. The website went on to claim that Eggenschwiler, a former model whom Joe has been dating since November, had signed a deal to release the tape behind her famous boyfriend's back. It appears, however, that this tape will never see the light of day -- because it doesn't exist.
"There is no truth or validity to this story. It is completely false," Jonas' rep told E! News.
The site that originated the rumor didn't offer any proof or name sources, but did offer a play-by-play of the alleged tape. Reportedly, the duo smoked marijuana and drank alcohol before engaging in multiple sex acts with a variety of naughty toys. Eggenschwiler, said the site, had a master plan to get famous from the tape, a la Kim Kardashian; she allegedly planned to release it on April 3 and would receive over a third of the revenues. Obviously, such an event would be a major blow to the Jonas Brothers, who rose to fame on a squeaky-clean reputation.
Fortunately, Jonas and Eggenschwiler have a sense of humor about the whole thing.
"Ball gag? really? me? come on guys," Joe tweeted in response to the false report.
"If anyone comes across this sex tape please make sure to send me a copy! It sounds highly entertaining!" Blanda joked via Twitter.
It says something about the Internet that this rumor spread so far, and so fast, without any apparent basis in reality. Blind Gossip is a fun read, but it has zero accountability; the blogger is anonymous, and the reports are often far-fetched. (The site was also responsible for a lot of the reports about Beyonce's "fake pregnancy.") Guess it's impossible to resist an X-rated rumor about a teen idol -- though with everything Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes have been up to these days, isn't truth wilder than fiction?