Colin Farrell dated Playboy model Nicole Narain in 2003, and recorded a 14-minute sex tape with her that is considered relatively infamous. –

The tape was released a couple years after it was made, and Colin sued—an ordeal that he says was horrifying: “I was deposed for four hours explaining why I didn’t want it to be released,” he said. “God forbid, it’s an on-demand movie in a hotel room and my mother says, ‘Oh, I haven’t seen this work of my son’s,’ and hits purchase.”

Things got pretty complicated when Farrell accused Narain of—to quote People—”trying to distribute the tape through an intermediary,” which she denied. Actually, she claimed to have lost work thanks to the tape. “I try not to let too many things get to me, but this is definitely stressful,” she said in 2005, explaining that she did not consent to the tape’s potential distribution. “I really would like my name to be cleared. I have nothing to do with this.”

Farrell’s lawyer Martin Singer claimed that Narain had the opportunity to “join with us in stopping the tape from being exploited…and she refused,” so she was named codefendant along with David Hans Schmidt, the person attempting to sell the tape. Schmidt refused to tell People how he came to possess the tape, simply saying, “I have a written agreement that authorizes me to procure the sale and distribution of the Colin Farrell-Nicole Narain sex video.”

Farrell and Narain eventually settled their lawsuit, though the terms were confidential. In 2013, Farrell joked about the tape with Sharon Osbourne, saying, “the worst thing about making a sex tape is you can’t blame anyone for the bad dialogue.”