Rob Lowe says his 1988 sex tape is 'the best thing that ever happened' to him

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In 1988, when Rob Lowe was just becoming a teen sensation, a sex tape featuring him and two women - one of whom was underage - was leaked to the press, leading many to assume it was the end of his fledgling career. Lowe had met the two women, Lena Jan Parsons and Tara Seburt, at an Atlanta nightclub, later driving them to his room at a nearby Hilton where he then filmed their sexual encounter. When the tape was leaked soon after, it was found that Parsons was just 16, which Lowe claimed he was not aware of at the time. Lowe, now 55, settled a lawsuit with Parsons' family and was never charged. [...]

In fact, he added, it [the controversy about the sex tape] helped him get his life together: "It's one of the reasons why I got sober."

source: Article 'Rob Lowe says his 1988 sex tape is 'the best thing that ever happened' to him' by Sadaf Ahsan; nationalpost.com/entertainment/rob-lowe-says-his-1988-sex-tape-is-the-best-thing-that-ever-happened-to-him; National Post; 22 October 2019