LATEST: Movie producer Rick Solomon has attempted to name and shame the "friend" who stole and dubbed a sex tape featuring heiress Paris Hilton, but his legal charges may have backfired on him.

Solomon has filed a police report against DON THRASHER, accusing him of stealing the tape from his home, dubbing it and then returning it to make it appear as if it had never been missing.

But Thrasher has fired back, claiming Solomon was in on his plans to sell the sex tape - which features the producer - and he handed over half of the proceeds to him.

Thrasher claims Solomon - now married to SHANNEN DOHERTY - even gave him information about how to sell the tape to website sexbrat.com.

Solomon's lawyer MARTY SINGER disputes Thrasher's claims.

14/11/2003 09:06