Mindy McCready Sex Tape: Is it Legal? Is it Mindy? Does it Matter?

"Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress" cover art (E! Online)
"Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress" Cover Art (E! Online)
NEW YORK (CBS/ AP) Is country singer and VH1 "Celebrity Rehab" star Mindy McCready's alleged sex tape legal?  Is it even McCready starring in it?

McCready and her lawyer say no on both accounts, and say that Vivid Entertainment, the adult film company that is planning to release the video, doesn't have the proof of authorization or authenticity to say that it is.

A teaser clip of the alleged sex tape - "Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress" - leaked online last week, has since been pulled by several Web sites, including Spike and Gawker.

McCready's attorney and family friend, Adam Dread, said in a statement that he and McCready are "hopeful other outlets will follow suit."

Although a lawsuithasn't been filed over the alleged video footage yet, Dread told CBS News that "there will be an injunction provided."

As for McCready's state of mind, Dread says, "She's very upset. It's been a couple of rough years for her and now this..."

McCready is releasing her first country album in 14 years, "I'm Still Here," and plans a tour this spring to promote it.

"As of right now, she's releasing her new album on April 20 as scheduled," said Kat Atwood, directing editor at Music City News Media. "She is happy to celebrate its release. It's a mirror image of her life, where it's been and where she hopes it will be."

Despite the allegations, Dread says McCready's efforts to relaunch her music career have remained unscathed.

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