Instagram model Sydney Raines said recently that she doesn’t regret the sex tape she made with the founder of Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy.
While Sydney Raines, 22, said the raunchy video wasn’t meant to go public, she does not apologize for making it and said it was consensual.
“It’s hard to believe that a video from the past is just coming to light but it was never meant to be public,” Sydney Raines said in an Instagram post. “Some might not approve of the video content but it was entirely consensual.”
The leaked video, filmed last July, showed Dave Portnoy holding a leash attached to a collar around Raines’ neck.
Raines said she and Portnoy are still friends, and there is no animosity between the two.
I won’t label this a mistake since we have both taken responsibility for it, but the fact that it was leaked and posted without our awareness and consent would be considered the true mistake, Instagram Model said.
She told the New York Post in an article published on Saturday that she was working at her nanny job when a friend texted her.
They sent me a video and said it was sent to them, Raines said. Then I got a text from another friend asking if I was OK. I was like, What the hell is going on?
I didn’t have a moment of my heart dropping or panic until my mother said we needed to talk. But she ended up being supportive.
A lot of friends started checking in and Dave reached out multiple times to make sure I was OK.
Portnoy took it a step further, telling Fox News the posting and distribution of the tape were illegal.
Anybody who shared or watched it committed a federal crime, Portnoy said. It was never meant for public consumption.
Stock in Penn National Gaming, which owns a significant portion of Barstool Sports, dipped in response to the leaked tape.
Somebody committing a crime by leaking an old video of sex between two consenting adults seems like a dumb reason for a stock to go down, Portnoy said
He doubled down on his position in a tweet, saying, I f**k. Who cares.
Raines gained over 5,000 Instagram followers since the tape leaked.
“This is me accepting the situation while I continue my daily life without vexation,” Raines said.
She signed her Instagram statement: With no apologies, syd.