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Farrell gets reprieve in sex tape scandal

Judge extends restraining order, keeps actor's ex from selling videotape
/ Source: The Associated Press

A judge has extended a temporary restraining order barring an ex-girlfriend of Colin Farrell from marketing a tape of them having sex.

Farrell's lawsuit against Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain says they made the videotape 2 1/2 years ago with the understanding that it would never be made public.

Last month, Superior Court Judge David Yaffe blocked Narain from selling, distributing or displaying the 15-minute tape. On Wednesday, Yaffe extended the order.

The lawsuit by Farrell, 29, accused the 31-year-old woman of working with the owner of an Internet pornography business and contacting the news media about the tape.

Leodis Matthews, a lawyer for Narain, said her client had not attempted to profit from the tape, but wanted to keep her half of the rights to the video.

Farrell's lawsuit said the release of the tape would irreparably harm him and his career.

The actor's screen credits include "Alexander," "S.W.A.T.," "Daredevil" and "The Recruit."