Rick Salomon

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Rick Salomon
Rick Salomon 2018.jpg
Salomon in 2018
Born (1968-01-24) January 24, 1968 (age 52)
OccupationPoker player
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1995; div. 2000)

(m. 2002; div. 2003)

(m. 2007; a. 2008)

(m. 2014; div. 2015)
Children2[citation needed]

Rick Salomon (born January 24, 1968) is an American poker player, best known for the 2004 sex tape he filmed with Paris Hilton. He had other high-profile relationships with various female celebrities, including Elizabeth Daily, Shannen Doherty, and Pamela Anderson. As a poker player, Salomon won $2.8 million in the 2014, $3.3 million in the 2016, and $2.84 million in the 2018 World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop event.

Early life[edit]

Salomon was born and raised in Neptune Township, New Jersey.[1]

Career[edit]

Salomon owned an online gambling site.[2]

On July 1, 2014, he won $2.8 million in the World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop.[3] Four years later, he won $2.84 million at the same event.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Sex tape[edit]

In 2003, a sex tape featuring Salomon and then-girlfriend Paris Hilton was leaked onto the Internet. Shortly afterward, Salomon filed a lawsuit against the company that distributed the tape, and against the Hilton family, whom he accused of tarnishing his reputation by suggesting that he had exploited Hilton.[5] Salomon further claimed in his $10 million suit that representatives of the Hiltons tried to discourage media outlets from playing excerpts of the tape by saying that Hilton was underage when the tape was made (which would have made showing the tape illegal – Hilton was actually 19 when the tape was filmed), and were attempting to crush him to preserve the image they had created for her.[6] Hilton later sued the company that released the tape, Kahatani Ltd., for $30 million for violation of privacy and emotional distress.[7]

In April 2004, Salomon began distributing the tape himself through the adult film company Red Light District Video under the title 1 Night in Paris.[8] In July 2004, Salomon dropped his lawsuit against the Hilton family after Paris Hilton's privacy lawsuit was thrown out of court. Salomon and Red Light District Video agreed to pay Hilton $400,000 plus a percentage of the tape's sale profit.[9]

Marriages[edit]

In 1995, Salomon married voice actress Elizabeth Daily. The couple had two daughters, Hunter and Tyson,[10] before divorcing in 2000.

In 2002, Salomon married actress Shannen Doherty. The marriage was annulled after nine months.[11]

On September 29, 2007, Salomon and actress Pamela Anderson applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas. Anderson had told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres in September that she was engaged; she referred to her fiancé only as a poker player.[12] The couple were married on October 6, 2007 during a break between the 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows of "Hans Klok's The Beauty of Magic" at Planet Hollywood resort, where Anderson was starring as a magician's assistant.[13] Salomon and Anderson separated less than ten weeks later and, on December 14, Anderson filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.[14] Two days later, Anderson and Salomon were seen shopping together. Anderson later posted a message on her website indicating that they were reconciling.[14] On December 28, 2007, Anderson's attorney filed a proof of service of summons in Los Angeles Superior Court regarding the divorce claim.[15] In February 2008, Anderson filed to have the marriage annulled citing fraud as the reasoning. The following month, Salomon also filed for an annulment citing fraud.[16] The marriage was annulled on March 24, 2008.[17]

In January 2014, Anderson announced she and Salomon had married at an unspecified date.[18]

Anderson again filed for divorce from Salomon on July 3, 2014,[19] while Salomon filed for an annulment in Nevada on the grounds of fraud.[20] On April 29, 2015, her divorce was granted, with a $1 million settlement payment from Salomon to Anderson.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garvey, Marianne; Niemietz, Brian; Coleman, Oli (July 3, 2014). "Rick Salomon, ex of Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and Shannen Doherty, scores in poker stud, too". Daily News. New York City. Retrieved March 18, 2015. ...the 46-year-old Neptune, N.J., native...
  2. ^ "Downloads are a girl's best friend". theage.com.au. July 10, 2004. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
  3. ^ "Home : Players : Rick Salomon". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Official Final Table Results". WSOP.com. July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Hiatt, Brian (November 18, 2003). "Paris Hilton is "embarrassed" by sex tape". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
  6. ^ The Smoking Gun Paris sex tape lawsuit
  7. ^ "Paris Hilton sues over Internet sex tape". cnn.com. February 9, 2004. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
  8. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (April 30, 2004). "X-Rated Paris Tape Goes to Home Video". People. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  9. ^ Susman, Gary (July 13, 2007). "Paris Hilton donates porn proceeds to charity". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Pam Anderson Weds Rick Salomon". US Magazine. October 7, 2007. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved October 1, 2009. Among the guests were ... his daughters Hunter, 11, and Tyson, 9.
  11. ^ Parker, Eloise. "Top 10 Celebrity Annulments". People. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  12. ^ Anderson to marry Paris Hilton ex BBC News - October 1, 2007
  13. ^ Gray, Rick (October 7, 2007). "Pamela Anderson Weds Rick Salomon". People. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  14. ^ a b Nudd, Tim; Lee, Ken (December 17, 2007). "Pamela Anderson Divorcing Rick Salomon?". People. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  15. ^ Lee, Ken; Silverman, Stephen M. (January 3, 2008). "Pamela Anderson Appears to Move Ahead with Divorce". People. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Rick Salomon Now Claims Fraud in Pam Anderson Marriage". People. March 21, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
  17. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (March 24, 2008). "Pam Anderson & Rick Salomon's Marriage Annulled". people.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  18. ^ Fleeman, Mike (January 12, 2014). "Pamela Anderson Marries Rick Salomon a Second Time". People. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  19. ^ Corriston, Michele (February 12, 2015). "Pamela Anderson Files for Divorce from Rick Salomon Again". People. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  20. ^ "Pam Anderson — Rick Salomon Made $40 Mil Last Year ... Playing Poker with ONE GUY!!!". TMZ.com. March 17, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  21. ^ "Pam Anderson, Rick Salomon Divorce Settled ... Pam Scores $1 Mil".

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