News: Chad's Johnson, X-Rated Tape Vanishes Off The Internet

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 5:24PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Unsigned NFL star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson can breathe a bit easier these days with reports claiming his publicized homemade x-rated tape has been removed from the Internet.

According to reports, a cease and desist letter has forced sites to take down the footage.

Chad's Johnson is leaving the Internet -- slowly -- courtesy of an angry cease and desist letter fired off to the 2 websites that originally posted the ex-NFL star's sex tape ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to Chad tell us the sites removed the video late Thursday after they received the letter from his attorneys ... which stated the tape was stolen property which they did not have the right to publish. We're told CJ's attorneys are now taking aim at several other smaller websites that have posted still images from the sex tape -- and they are threatening legal action against any sites that refuse to pull the material. (TMZ)

This week, he contacted the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to address the tape's leak.

Former NFL star Chad Johnson has come up with a new gameplan to deal with a sex tape that's been vexing him. The former all-pro has contacted the FBI, asking investigators to probe how the X-rated footage got hacked from his phone, sources close to Johnson told TMZ. Sources told the gossip site that Johnson has already admitted to being the man in the sexual highlight reel co-starring two female friends. The video was shot in a Florida hotel room three years ago and was meant to be private. (New York Daily News)

Details of the leaked tape's existence circulated online on Christmas Day.

Chad Johnson acknowledges ... a sex tape which appears to feature the former NFL star -- along with TWO female friends -- is REAL ... but Chad insists he never wanted the footage to go public. Sources close to Johnson ... ha, Johnson ... tell TMZ the tape was shot roughly 3 years ago in a hotel room in Florida. We're told Chad has no idea how the tape leaked to the Internet ... but insists he wasn't behind it ... and now he's exploring his legal options in hopes of having the tape removed from the web ASAP. (TMZ)

One of the women featured in the footage is reportedly video vixen Wankaego.

Earlier today, Chad admitted to being the "Johnson" in a leaked "adult film" he shot with some bangin' tattooed jawn. Well, the identity of said jawn has been revealed and confirmed as a Florida-area model named Theresa "Wankaego" Runyon (@Wankaego on Twitter). According to the FCP report, she has covered Black Men's Magazine, Urban Ink, and also has aspirations to become (wait for it....) a rapper...SMH Celebrity chop-downs are nothin' new to this broad as she has also been known to have dalliances with both Bow Wow and Waka Flocka Flame. (Bossip)

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