Denver Broncos star Von Miller is trying to stop a woman who is threatening to release a sex tape unless he pays her $2.5 million, reports claim.
The linebacker reportedly wants to prevent Elizabeth Ruiz from making the tape public after she filmed them having sex in private on her mobile phone.
Ruiz, who has more than 300,000 followers on Instagram, had offered to sell the tape to Miller for $2.5 million, according to court documents.
Although referred to as ‘Doe’ in the documents, news outlets have reported the plaintiff is the Super Bowl MVP.
The sex tape was recorded while Miller was on vacation in Cancun, Mexico in June accompanied by a few male friends, Ruiz and several other women, The Smoking Gun reported.
The Dallas, Texas native rented out an 11,500-square-foot beachfront luxurious home for the group to stay in.
Photos shared to social media show Ruiz, Miller and others on the trip enjoying the vacation, as they rode jet skis, lounged poolside, and parasailing.
When Ruiz and Miller engaged in sex, the pair were alone indoors and he reportedly knew that Ruiz was filming, but requested that she keep the video private and not release it.
Later on, he asked Ruiz to delete the video and she replied ‘Gotcha’ to his request.
The court documents describe the plaintiff as ‘one of the most talented people at his craft in the U.S. and the world’.
Back in September, the NFL player’s representatives were contacted and told that she wanted to release the sex tape to become ‘the next Kim Kardashian.’
Ruiz, who is an aspiring actress and model, reportedly tried to sell the sex tape to TMZ and a ‘sex tape broker’, but now Miller is said to have petitioned an LA judge to bar her from ‘selling or commercially exploiting the tape’ last week.
A judge put a temporary restraining order in place to preventing Ruiz from making copies, releasing or distributing the tape, the NY Daily News reports.
The NFL player reportedly fears that if the tape is released, it will damage his appeal to ‘many different people from virtually all walks of life including families and children.’
His lawyer, Andrew Kim, added that the release of the tape featuring the ‘most intimate of physical acts between a man and woman’ would damage his client’s commercial appeal.
He currently has several promotional deals with companies including Beats by Dre, Best Buy, and Old Spice.
The 27-year-old has one of the top-selling NFL jerseys and was slimed at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards back in July.
Earlier this year, the Denver Broncos signed Miller to a six-year deal for $114.5 million, making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history based on guaranteed money.
He signed the lucrative deal five months after he dominated Super Bowl 50, which his team beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10.
In addition, Miller also appeared on ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ but was eliminated from the show after five episodes.
One of his most memorable dances was when he sported a white jumpsuit to channel the Vegas-era Elvis Presley while dancing to ‘A Little Less Conversation’.