A major porn studio has stopped the distribution of a sex tape starring Mindy McCready following the singer’s suicide.
Steve Hirsch, founder and chairman of Vivid Entertainment, said the DVD distribution freeze is effective at once and will continue indefinitely.
The tape, called the Baseball Mistress, featured McCready and her boyfriend at the time but it is not known exactly when it was shot.
It was originally released by Vivid in 2010, after the singer appeared on Celebrity Rehab.
In the tape, McCready discusses her alleged affair with married baseball legend Roger Clemens, although the singer said she never authorized the tape’s release.
Hirsch said it would be harder to regulate the footage appearing online but that he planned to pull all copies of the video from the Vivid website immediately, according to TMZ.
Mindy McCready is the fifth former contestant on ‘Celebrity Rehab’ who died within three years of appearing on the television show.
Since the country star was found at her cabin in Arkansas, the reality show that she starred in has come under increased scrutiny.
However, McCready herself was possibly under scrutiny at the time of her death.
Police were reportedly planning to question her about the death last month of her boyfriend David Wilson, who was shot at the same Heber Spring, Arkansas, home where McCready died.
It was revealed on Monday that McCready had been working on a suicide awareness video right before her death.
Private investigator Danno Hanks told E! News the 37-year-old had asked him to work on a cover of I’ll See You Yesterday which was written by Courtney Dashe, a fan of McCready’s who wanted her to sing the song.
Then on Saturday, the day before she was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at her Arkansas home, she sent him a frame for a video with a suicide hotline number.
He said: ‘She said she wanted to put together this video to help people deal when someone had suffered a suicide in their life and God, she was literally having me write her suicide note.
If I had known, I would have made sure someone was there with her all the time. I thought she was talking about sending a message about suicide for David’s death but this is unbelievable.
‘She was sending me a message. I wish I had been more alert to what it was. I just didn’t think she would do this. She had two kids to live for. I still can’t fathom the whole thing.’
McCready was also facing public scrutiny over the death of Wilson on January 13.
Sheriff’s deputies investigating the case had said the death was suspicious. They were planning to re-interview before she died, People magazine reports.
McCready denied having anything to do with his death – calling David Wilson her ‘soulmate’ – but police said unanswered questions remain.
McCready was allegedly in the house at the time of his death but she allegedly did not hear the gun shot because the television was too loud.
Following Wilson’s death, she attended court-ordered rehab and her two sons were put into foster care, and they remained in the custody of the state at the time of her death.
On her bio page from Celebrity Rehab’s website, VH1 made references to her personal problems and even pegged the root of her troubles on her relationships.
Her biography on the show’s page says: ‘Although she was arrested and jailed for trying to buy OxyContin with a false prescription and attempted suicide with an overdose of drugs and alcohol, Mindy believes her only true addiction is to violent relationships.’