Indonesian police probe celebrities over sex videos

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 18:35

Jakarta: Three Indonesian celebrities who
allegedly appeared in sex videos posted on the Internet will
be questioned for possible breaches of a new anti-pornography
law, police said on Wednesday.

Two explicit clips widely circulated online this week
appear to show popular singer Nazril Ariel having sex with
models and television presenters Luna Maya, his current
girlfriend, and Cut Tari, his ex-girlfriend.
Chief police detective Ito Sumardi said the celebrities
would be questioned about how the clips had appeared on the
Internet.

"We will question them to find out about the clips and
how the videos were circulated in public," Sumardi told
reporters.

Maya is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations
World Food Programme and has appeared in advertisements with
Ariel for a soap made by Anglo-Dutch food and cosmetics giant
Unilever.

Tari meanwhile endorses Sharp air conditioners.

A spokesman for Unilever said the soap ads had been
cancelled this week but denied the move was connected to the
sex tapes.
Producing or distributing sexually explicit material
carries a maximum penalty of 12 years` jail under the tough
anti-pornography law passed in the mainly Muslim country in
2008.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 18:35

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