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Silver Lake Band YACHT Sell Their Sex Tape Online After It Leaks

(Left to right) Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans of YACHT created an app that helps people explore Los Angeles (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for TOMS)
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Silver Lake band YACHT have decided to take matters into their own hands after their sex tape was leaked online.Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, who make up the primary members of YACHT and have been "romantic and artistic partners since 2006," made the announcement in a Facebook post on Monday, writing:

[T]oday, due to a series of technological missteps and one morally abject person, a video that we made privately has been released to the public. We have commenced legal proceedings against the aforementioned person, but now that it could potentially circulate, we feel like it's important for you to know what happened and why.

Bechtolt and Evans added they were "in an awkward situation where the art that we made for us and us alone is being viewed by anyone who has the inclination to hit play—a true and humiliating blurring of the public and private," and asked fans to not watch the video and participating in this "exploitation."Their tone changed a few hours later when in a comment on the original Facebook post, the band said they would be selling their sex tape online, writing, "We're not as savvy as the Kardashians, but something occurred to us this morning: we could try and distribute the video directly to you ourselves."

The two said the move was an attempt to be "as YACHT as possible" and take ownership of the situation. (The tech-savvy duo are also the creators of the 5 Every Day app.) If you are so inclined, you can head over to the site put together by the band for the legal sale of the tape at the cheekly URL

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For just $5, you can download the video, which they warn may contain content "uncommon to some, and possibly off-putting." If you feel bad about all this, they assure you, "That's okay—we're not here to judge."

Of course, for journalistic purposes I decided to purchase the tape (I'm sure my boss will expense it) but was left dismayed when this was the page the purchase took me to:

Come ON guys.
Furthermore, I have yet to receive a confirmation email that any purchase was made or one that provided a link to download the video. Even more puzzling, I don't see a $5 charge on my card for the purchase. Did I just enter my credit card info into the void? That's comforting.

So does this tape exist? That remains to be seen, but it has a few early fans:

[h/t: Pitchfork]

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