A US judge today ordered an internet company to pay former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson and her ex-husband Tommy Lee $741,000 each in damages for selling a video of their honeymoon sexual escapades.

The 1996 film has become one of the most-sold sex videos around the world.

District judge Dean Pregerson said in a written ruling released today that Internet Entertainment Group should pay $1,481,786 to Anderson and Lee as their share of the profits from the video cassette and DVD sales of the film.

The film of the couple camping and fishing and having sex during their honeymoon was officially said to have been stolen by workmen from their house.

An earlier court hearing ruled that the couple had lost the right to try to ban publication of the video as they had spoken explicitly about it on a radio program.

Then in 1997, IEG, which is based in Seattle, Washington, made a fortune selling the film on the internet for $15 a copy. It sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world.

The couple, who have since divorced, started legal action in 1998 seeking damages for invasion of privacy and copyright breaches. There have already been a number of settlements in the case.


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