Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee had their own personal tape stolen and made available for distribution long before Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian had sex recordings.
Back in the 1990s, it was a tremendous scandal that received a lot of attention. The first episode of the brand-new Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy, which is told from the perspective of Rand Gauthier, portrayed by Seth Rogen, walks you through the entire ordeal.
Gauthier was an electrician Tommy recruited in both the miniseries and real life who became irate when he wasn’t paid for months of work. After defying Tommy, Gauthier was ultimately let go. And Tommy pulled a revolver on him when he tried to get his tools back.
Gauthier made the decision to avenge Tommy by robbing the Mötley Crüe drummer of his safe. The sex tape was there, along with weapons and jewels that Gauthier intended to pawn off to repay the money Tommy owed him.
The idea to sell the tape online was Gauthier’s, and the rest is history. What transpired with Rand Gauthier, though? Was he imprisoned? What is he doing now? What you need to know to stay current is provided below.
Where Is Rand Gauthier Now?
According to what Rand Gauthier essentially said in a 2014 Rolling Stone interview, he doesn’t really feel bad about revealing Tommy and Pam’s extramarital affairs to the public. Gauthier declared that he found the tape to be “cute” in it. They’re a couple, in love, and just enjoying each other, and I think that’s wonderful, he continued.
Gauthier said, “I wish I had something like that,” while also expressing “jealousy.” Nobody genuinely believes Gauthier when he claims to have stolen the iconic sex tape, he claimed. According to Rolling Stone, Rand is currently in his 60s, residing in Santa Rosa, California, and cultivating marijuana in his garage. He still manages an electrical services business, and it’s likely that he leads a simple life.
How Much Did He Make Off the Sex Tape?
The Cinemaholic reports that despite a momentary bonanza, it appears that almost all of the cash Rand made from the sale of the initial few copies of the celebrity sex tape rapidly ran out.
It is also unknown if he received a fair portion of the money from the sales of the cassettes. Even though the video’s actual sales apparently exceeded $77 million in its first year alone, the majority of the money, according to the Cinemaholic, went to Seth Warshavsky’s Internet Entertainment Group.
Did Rand Gauthier Go to Jail?
No, actually. Following Gauthier’s online posting of the sex tape, bootleggers began to steal copies and spread them extensively. Since he had originally stolen the recording and lacked the copyright, he was unable to legally pursue the bootleggers.
Louis “Butchie” Peraino, the mob boss, demanded repayment from Gauthier for the money he had borrowed. According to Rolling Stone, Gauthier was forced to work for the mob in order to repay his debt. Since he no longer has a public social media account and no recent images of him are available online, Gauthier now enjoys a rather low-profile life.
Rand Gauthier’s Net Worth Is Thought to Be Around $200,000.
Seth Warshavsky, the creator of Internet Entertainment Group, was the one who got the most value out of the stolen sex tape. In less than a year, the home DVD earned $77 million in legal sales, but Rand and his associates received none of it.
Who Is in The Cast of Pam and Tommy?
Lily James will play Pamela Anderson in the Hulu original series, and Sebastian Stan will portray Tommy Lee from Mötley Crüe.
Nick Offerman, who played Uncle Miltie on Park and Recreation, also appears in the program. Alongside Rogen, Taylor Schilling plays Erica Gauthier, a pornographic actress who plays Gauthier’s wife. On November 17, 2021, the Pam and Tommy trailer made its debut.