Chelsea Handler's sidekick, Chuy Bravo, was recently seen in a sex tape on a beach with another small person ... indulging in activities that are very, very NSFW.
Perez Hilton, celebrity gossip blogger extraordinaire, posted the adult material on his website. Which is what Perez does. Only in this case, did he break the law?
Very possibly. He will fight any legal action tooth and nail, of course, and there's certainly a gray area the size of California he can make his arguments within.
Many such videos, such as the John Edwards sex tape, never see the light of day because of various legal challenges, one of which may be in play in the Chuy case.
Under federal law, people who post sexual content online also have to provide a link to certain information. The linked site needs to, in essence, provide documentation that the adult film was made legally and didn't involve minors.
Perez is no stranger to issues like the Chuy Bravo sex tape.
That's the short version, but the point is, if you're gonna post a sex tape, federal law requires a link to compliance information or an explanation why you didn't.
Hilton's Chuy Bravo sex tape post has generated a lot of controversy, but as for whether it generates consequences for him, the case becomes much more muddled.
Adult Video News columnist Tom Hymes, who has written about the Perez issue, says if prosecutors wanted to go after Perez, they would have him "dead to rights."
But it isn't necessarily likely they will. For one, a federal official, not a local police authority, would have to review Perez Hilton and decide to do something about it.
"But the Justice Department isn't doing 2257 inspections right now," he says. "They haven't been for about 6-9 months. I don't think this issue is going to have legs."
Tough luck, Chuy Bravo or anyone else wishing Perez were locked up.