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Judge grants injunction, seals evidence in sex tape case reportedly involving Broncos' Von Miller

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 15:25:21-05

DENVER – A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction barring a woman from releasing a sex tape purportedly involving Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller.

Clerks at the Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed to Denver7 judges granted a preliminary injunction and motion to seal evidence in the case, which involves a sex tape a woman named Elizabeth Ruiz made with “John Doe,” whom TMZ and The Smoking Gun have said is Miller.

The orders mean Ruiz will have to turn over the original video and any copies made within three days and that she and other plaintiffs in the case will be barred from ever showing the video while the injunction is in place. Evidence in the case will also remain sealed.

Attorneys for Doe -- who include known Miller lawyers and associates Andrew Kim, Matthew Johnson and Martin Singer – filed the motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on the video Nov. 7. A permanent restraining order was also sought in that filing.

A judge had already granted the temporary restraining order barring the video’s release and ordered the video be held in the court’s possession while things were sorted out, but the preliminary injunction is a less-temporary order.

The case went to court after Ruiz's legal team requested "Doe" pay $2.5 million to prevent the release of the video, which was apparently made while both were on a trip in Cancun in June.

The injunction was sought in regards to a section of California’s Civil Code that bars people from releasing recordings that a party would have had “a reasonable expectation that the material would remain private” or “exposes…the other person engaging in an act of intercourse…”

Neither Miller, nor his lawyers or associates have commented on the case, nor have they confirmed that Miller is indeed “John Doe.”

There are no pending court dates on the docket following Tuesday’s hearings, but Denver7 will update this story with any new information.

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