'I Love New York' star Tiffany 'New York' Pollard denies sex tape report
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/15/2008
It wouldn't be too surprising if Tiffany Pollard did star in a sex tape, however the I Love New York star denies she's the woman seen in the grainy x-rated video floating around the Internet.
"It is absolutely not me," Pollard told the New York Post in a Tuesday report. "Do I strike you as the kind of woman who would have a sex tape floating around out there and not be standing by that tape? I'm nobody's role model. I have a trash-talking potty mouth, I do what I want to do, that's who I am as a person."
MediaTakeOut.com -- the same website that recently published a since denied rumor that Pollard had split from I Love New Yorksecond-season winner and current fiance George "Tailor Made" Weisgerber -- posted a video Sunday that it claimed to have received from a "reader," who alleged he met up with Pollard "a few months ago" in a Miami club before he videotaped them having sex together.
"MediaTakeOut.com was told that the woman in the video is Tiffany 'New York' Pollard," the website's managing editor, Fred Mwangaguhunga, told the Post via email. "And while we can't be 100% sure, it sure as heck looks like New York."
Pollard reiterated that if she were the female seen in the tape, she'd own up to it.
"I'm a strong black woman and if I did something like this I would 'fess up. If I had a sex tape, I'd say when I did it and who I did it with - I have nothing to hide," she told the Post. "Nobody runs my world other than myself and whatever I do in this lifetime, good or bad, I will own it and I will not own that tape because it's not me."
She also referenced two other reality stars who have appeared in sex tapes, and said it didn't exactly turn out to be career killers for them.
"Look at Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian, they have sex tapes and it catapulted them into the limelight," Pollard told the Post. "A sex tape today does not equal disaster. If I did have a sex tape, I wouldn't deny it."
In addition, Pollard criticized the performance of the woman seen in the tape, telling the Post she's "way more creative than that." She also told the Post the "Princess" tattoo she has on her chest is not visible in the tape, which is not of the best quality.
Pollard said she's considering legal action against MediaTakeOut.com.
"I want them to suffer," Pollard told the Post. "It is not me on that tape and they're going to get what they deserve."
In a January 7 report, MediaTakeOut.com cited an anonymous source claiming that Pollard's "relationship with Tailor Made ended shortly after the reunion show was taped and that she wants another season of I Love New York so that she could find the man of her dreams."
A VH1 spokeswoman denied the report and said Pollard and Weisgerber were still together following the conclusion of I Love New York 2, adding there were no plans for a third season of the VH1 reality dating show.