Stapp Sues to Stop Distribution of Sex Video

Former Creed singer Scott Stapp is suing in an effort to stop a California company from selling or promoting a sex video featuring himself, Kid Rock and four women.

The federal lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday against World Wide Red Light District, is similar to one Kid Rock's lawyers brought last month in Detroit.

A U.S. District Court judge there has signed a temporary order barring the company from distributing or promoting any portion of the tape, including a 40-second preview clip that was previously displayed on Red Light District's Web sites.

Stapp's lawsuit alleges that two tapes, described as a "video diary" of his 1999 concert tour, were stolen from a safe at his house. The suit states Red Light District violated his trademark and privacy rights, causing him embarrassment, pain, suffering and emotional distress.

The action seeks a restraining order barring the company from distributing the video.

A call placed to Red Light attorney Ray Tamaddon after business hours Tuesday went unanswered.

Red Light previously acknowledged the tape came from a third party, but Tamaddon denied that it had been stolen. He declined to say how Red Light's source acquired the video.