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History of modern celebrity sex tapes: Part 3

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History of modern celebrity sex tapes: Part 5

Ever since video cameras became available to the masses in the VHS era, people have been filming themselves having sex. And celebrities are no exception.

Part 3 of Circa's history of modern celebrity sex tapes covers videos released in the mid-'00s. For videos of earlier chapters in the series, keep scrolling.

Joanie Laurer, also known as WWE wrestler Chyna, released her own sex tape, "1 Night in China."

Chyna teamed up with fellow wrestler Sean "X-Pac" Waltman for their amateur adult film.

They partnered in 2004 with Red Light District Video to sell the film, "1 Night in China," just months after Paris Hilton's sex tape was sold under the title "1 Night in Paris."

Red Light District said Chyna's first publicly released sex tape sold 100,000 copies, according to The New York Times.

But Chyna's voyeuristic video wasn't a one-and-done venture. Five years later, her sex-tape sequel, "Backdoor to China," led to her professionally produced adult films, which were released between 2011 and 2013. Those adult films included parodies of two comic-book franchises: "The Avengers" and "She-Hulk."

Joanie "Chyna" Laurer found dead at 45

Chyna died at age 46 in April 2016.

Hulk Hogan, whose sex tape leaked in 2012, mourned the loss on Twitter, where he called her a "beautiful soul."

A surge of sex-tape leaks in 2005 and 2006 began with one featuring Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst.

Durst lamented the release of a video that showed him cavorting with an unidentified woman.

"Everyone... has done something similar to what I did, and nobody cares about it," he told MTV News in February 2005.

"But if you're high-profile, or on someone's radar,  then it matters. What happens to me happens to me, and I have to live with it and go on."

A 2005 Vivid Video release shows actor Tom Sizemore engaging in sex acts with several women.

In 2006, a 1999 sex tape of Kid Rock, Creed singer Scott Stapp and multiple women went public.

The two singers stopped distributor Red Light District from releasing the tape, but the whole thing may have put a strain on their friendship.

In a March 2006 interview with the Associated Press, Rock blamed Stapp for not protecting the tape that was filmed in Rock's motorhome.

He did, however, find a silver lining. "What perfect timing," Rock said at the time. "I got a record [release] coming up... Maybe I should thank him."

Rock added, "It's not any big revelation that this goes on in rock 'n' roll, especially with who I am."

COLIN FARRELL: My Sex Tape Dialogue - The Graham Norton Show on BBC AMERICA

Also in 2006, Colin Farrell sued and later settled with his ex, Playboy model Nicole Narain, over their 2003 sex tape.

Farrell's since made light of the video. In 2013, he told BBC talk-show host Graham Norton, "That's the worst thing about making a sex tape: It's that you can't blame anyone for the bad dialogue."

But 2006's most infamous video starred Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech from "Saved by the Bell."

The One Thing Dustin Diamond Is Most Embarrassed About | Where Are They Now | Oprah Winfrey Network

In a 2013 interview with OWN, Diamond claimed a stunt double filled in for his nude scenes in the tape known as "Screeched -- Saved by the Smell."

He added, "I realize that was really dumb. I definitely got some money off of it, but it wasn't worth what the fallout was. People, to this day, they look down on me."

Diamond discussed the tape again in May 2016 with his "Saved by the Bell" co-star Mario Lopez.

During his appearance on "Extra," Diamond said the prospect of financial windfall persuaded him to take a chance. He wondered, "What if that thing had made $3 or $4 million?"

It did not.

History of modern celebrity sex tapes: Part 5

For celebrity sex tapes dating back to the VHS era, check out the related video and article for Part 1 of Circa's series.

History of modern celebrity sex tapes: Part 5

For coverage of celebrity sex tapes leaked at the dawn of the new millennium (including Paris Hilton's), check out the related video and article for Part 2 of Circa's series.

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