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Martha’s Vineyard home featured in numerous pornos sparks lawsuit

The house was featured in at least 24 adult films.
March 31, 2018 02:07PM

(Credit: The Naughty American, Pixabay)

There’s no need to visit Leah Bassett’s Martha’s Vineyard home, which she built and designed herself with her father; you can catch it all — her artwork and furniture — in more than 20 different adult films produced by Mile High Distribution.

Bassett rented the property to tenant Joshua Spafford from October 2014 until May 2015 and he, in turn, used the home as a film set for porn videos and photo shoots for his boss, Monica Jensen and the Mile High company, according the New York Post.

After learning about the shoots, Basset tracked how her home appeared in the various films and saw that “nearly every room” was featured.

“It also became clear that they deliberately moved some of her more distinctive pieces of art from room to room in order to ‘aesthetically enhance’ their porn scenes,” according to the federal lawsuit she filed in U.S. District Court alleging a breach of contract, copyright infringement, civil fraud and trespassing, among other charges.

Jensen and Mile High’s lawyer says the legal battle began due to missed rental payment. Spafford was fired from Mile High in March 2015, which is when he’d informed Basset he couldn’t continue paying rent.

Houses with a pornographic past have a hard time finding another life. One Arizona couple discovered it the hard way after the $2.2 million sale of their home fell apart following the buyer learning that their porn business ran out of the home. [NYP]Erin Hudson