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The words "teen mom" and "sex tape" should never appear in the same sentence, but Farrah Abraham has forced our hand. The former star of MTV's Teen Mom has reportedly filmed an erotic encounter with adult film star (and Lindsay Lohan's Canyons costar) James Deen.
Abraham, 21, has denied making a sex tape, but several sources have vouched for its existence -- most notably the porn star himself.
"Word travels fast, it isn't even edited yet. We shot it yesterday," Deen, 27, told The Sun on Monday. "We definitely shot a scene, and in my opinion it was very amazingly awesome."
"I thought she was very nice and super sexy," he continued. "I had never heard of her before as I don't follow pop culture, but it is nice to see that her fame has not gone to her head."
Abraham, on the other hand, had a very different response when approached by the media. In a confrontation with a TMZ photographer, below, she stumbled when asked if the sex tape exists.
"I don't...exist...anything about that," said the TV personality. "I don't know what you're talking about!"
Later in the conversation, she became more defensive, saying, " I work hard on my own professionally, and I don't need sex tapes or any of that bulls**t...If I have my own personal stuff, that's my own personal thing, and if there's anyone trying to be rude, or just get at me, then my lawyer will take care of that. So no, there's nothing like that, and there should be no talk of that."
So far, the only verifiable part of the story is that Abraham and Deen were hanging out on Sunday; TMZ released a photo of the pair holding hands, which sparked dating rumors.
"Not dating at all. I don't know where that picture was taken," Deen told the Sun. "Holding hands was to build chemistry and help make her more comfortable. I try to be nice to everyone and holding hands is the bees knees, so I figured it was a harmless way to help make her more comfortable before she had sex with a stranger."
Of course, we don't know for sure whether this sex tape exists until we see proof. But if she did do it, we have to wonder why. We know that she places a high value on being sexy; she models swimwear, she's had multiple plastic surgeries, and she was recently photographed writhing around a nightclub in lingerie. Maybe she's thinking that a sex tape would be an easy route to full-on sex symbol status, a la Kim Kardashian? Or perhaps, like Nadya "Octomom" Suleman, she's attracted to the combination of attention and easy money.
The weird thing is that Deen, who does this for a living, was talking about it like it was just another gig. So if it does go public, it will be hard for Abraham to pretend to be shocked. After all, this wouldn't be a case of a young starlet having sex with her boyfriend on camera for private use and then having the footage accidentally (or "accidentally") leaked, like Paris Hilton. Instead, if Deen is telling the truth, it sounds like Abraham made the conscious decision to shoot a porn video.
It makes us uneasy that a woman as young as Farrah Abraham, who became famous because she was a teenage mom, would give up her role-model cred just to shock her way into the headlines. Not to mention the message she'd be sending her daughter (i.e., to be really successful, have sex with a stranger).
If that tape does exist, then it seems like Farrah may be having second thoughts -- thank goodness -- about distributing it. She has issued a semi-denial on Twitter ("I have the best relationship with my parents even on a shocking day like today... I'm a great daughter & amazing mother"), and Farrah's mother told TMZ that her girl would never make a sex tape. And who knows? Maybe she didn't.