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Fans a-Twitter over Eric Dane ‘sex tape’

Eric Dane’s “Grey’s Anatomy” character is nicknamed McSteamy. Now it appears the actor’s real life may live up to that moniker: A video — which appears to feature the actor, his wife, Rebecca Gayheart, and another woman in some compromising positions — has spread like wildfire online.

Fans of the star aren’t holding back. “How hilarious is the Eric Dane 3 way sex tape? I’m convinced everyone has a sex tape. There’s a lot of anatomy present and it isn’t grey,” writes Travonfree on Twitter.com.

The video is ancient history and had better not be used for commercial purposes, says an attorney for the married couple.

In a statement released Monday evening, the actor's lawyer, Marty Singer, said of the tape being widely discussed and shown over the Internet: “This is simply a private, consensual moment involving a married couple, shot several years ago, which was never intended to be seen by the public.”

The statement continues: “Although the participants are nude, the tape is not a ‘sex tape.’ It is a private tape made for only my clients' personal use, and nobody has the right to exploit it. If anyone exploits the tape, they will be violating my clients' rights and will be exposed to significant liability.”

The third woman in the video reportedly is Kari Ann Peniche, who in 2002 was crowned Miss Teen USA but was later stripped of the title after posing for Playboy.

Most posters on Twitter seem amused — or excited — by the newly surfaced tape, which was first posted on Gawker.com.

  • Eric Dane has a sex tape? I think this is the first celebrity sex tape that I actually want to see...Haha... - thesarahconrad
  • Eric Dane has a sex tape now too?! HA! Not gonna lie...I totally have to see it.” – audrey_canary
  • Eric Dane has made a sex tape. See, people? God does answer prayers. – AnnieW177
  • Eric dane/Rebecca Gayheart sex tape fail. FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL! – YasmineBee
  • Eric Dane & Rebecca Gayheart have a druggy sex tape w/ an old beauty queen. NSFW. FUNNY! – TheDahTheory