Paris Hilton's sex tape co-star Rick Solomon has reportedly offered to drop his $10 million (GBP5.8 million) lawsuit against her family - in exchange for the distribution rights to the controversial video.

Solomon - the husband of former CHARMED star SHANNEN DOHERTY - made the offer on 15 January (04) according to court papers obtained by website THESMOKINGGUN.COM, to the disgust of the Hilton family's lawyers.

A row broke out after the Hilton family accused Solomon of being responsible for leaking the tape on the internet, in which the former couple are seen having sex. Solomon has denied any responsibility but has now asked to be allowed to sell the tape via pay-per-view, if he drops the case.

But Hilton lawyer HEATHER McCLOSKEY has branded the move "beneath contempt", according to PAGE SIX.COM.

29/01/2004 20:58