Maybe she couldn't get a babysitter? As Us Weekly reported earlier, Teen Mom's Farrah Abraham is currently considering offers from porn companies that want to buy her sex tape with adult film star James Deen. So on Sunday, April 21, she sat down with Steve Hirsch, founder of porn studio Vivid Entertainment. But she didn't take the meeting alone; also along for the ride were her dad, Michael, and her 3-year-old daughter, Sophia.
TMZ caught the Teen Mom star and her family as they were leaving Vivid's headquarters in L.A. Asked whether he was part of the negotiation process, dad Michael replied that he was just there to "support" his daughter. "She's just trying to figure out what's going on," he said.
"My dad's just very supportive," Abraham, 22, piped in. "And like any business person, I need to handle this situation the best way for my future…My dad's just here helping me out, and I wanted to bring Soph out here as well. I'm just getting a couple different offers for two other companies, and I think it's just smart that I'm hearing what each company has to say and really hearing out everything so I can process it."
"I've only gotten great feedback from the other companies that they were personally impressed," she added. "In terms of every field of work that I've worked in, I'm always wanting to hear good feedback, whether it's shows or it's my book or other things. And I've only gotten great feedback about this. And that's why maybe I'm looking into the option of releasing it. If I heard otherwise, I wouldn't even be releasing it."
Abraham first confirmed the existence of said tape two weeks ago, after Deen talked about it to TMZ. He characterized the shoot as a professionally shot porno rather than a casual "sex tape" — but his costar in the XXX-rated flick disagreed.
"After seeing James speaking about my personal video as a porn and not even contacting me before running his mouth, I have to say I am very disappointed," Abraham told Us Weekly on Wednesday, April 10. "I personally will never have anything to do with James. I'm a great woman, mother, and entrepreneur. As for the company who has a copy of my personal video, my lawyer is taking care of that matter."
Indeed, Abraham's attorneys sent a cease and desist letter to Hirsch just a few days later. But in the new issue of Us Weekly, a Deen source says that the single mother planned to leak the tape all along. "It was a complete setup," the insider tells Us. "Farrah lied."
In any case, Abraham now hopes to use the tape to her advantage. "I will not be settling for anything less then a couple million," she told Us, adding that the video's value to her was more than just financial. "I wanted my own personal video made and photos taken for myself. When I am older I will have my best year to look back on. I'm happy to see my 21st year be done."
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