When Rob Lowe video himself having sex with two women, one of which was a 16-year-old girl, in 1988, he was working on one of his oldest known works, dubbed ‘Bad Influence.’
Rob Lowe is a stunning dude. There is no doubt in my mind. He’s seen the highs and lows of television, movies, and the entertainment industry, and he’s lived to tell the tale.
With performances in films such as ‘The Outsiders’ (1983), ‘Class’ (1983), and ‘The Hotel New Hampshire,’ Lowe rose to fame as a teen heartthrob and member of the Brat Pack (1984). His blue eyes and dimpled smile were enough to melt women’s hearts, but according to rumors, the actor isn’t all sunshine and roses.
Many people may not be aware that Lowe was involved in a sex scandal, despite the fact that he has worked in the entertainment industry for more than three decades.
Rob Lowe taped himself having sex with two ladies in 1988, one of whom was 16 years old. It was a shocking bit of information. Lowe was working on ‘Bad Influence,’ one of his most well-known works at the time, but the ensuing controversy transformed him into a Hollywood pariah.
In a 1990 interview with People, he added, “There’s no way you can know how embarrassing it was.” “It would be trivializing no matter what adjective I used.”
What transpired that evening?
It was July 18, 1988, the night before the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Lowe was campaigning for Michael Dukakis at the time. He met Jan Parsons, who was 16 at the time and working as an assistant in a salon in Marietta, Ga., at a party. Tara Siebert, a 22-year-old receptionist who was reportedly Parsons’ “girlfriend,” accompanied her.
“I met Jan, and she introduced me to Tara, a friend of hers. In an interview, Lowe said, “They both appeared like pleasant enough individuals to me.” The three of them returned to his Atlanta Hilton & Towers suite.
The uproar was sparked not only by the age of consent, but also by the raunchy sex tape. Both were of legal age to engage in sexual behavior because the age of consent in Georgia was 14 at the time (it was raised to 16 in 1995). However, the legal age to participate in such a recording was 18.
Is it true that Lowe had sex with a 16-year-old?
Lowe denies having a sexual relationship with Parsons. “He doesn’t dispute the fact that he videotaped his visitors in bed or that they were aware the actions were being recorded for posterity,” according to reports. Lowe had stated, “There was never any doubt.”
Lowe afterwards discovered that he had been robbed. Tara and Jan vanished, along with some cash and the minicassette from his video camera, while taking a restroom break.
Attorney J Hue Henry of Athens, Georgia, wrote to Lowe in May 1989, advising him that Parsons had the incriminating tape and was planning legal action.
On May 12 of that year, Henry filed a personal injury lawsuit against Lowe, accusing him of using “his celebrity status as an inducement to females to engage in sexual intercourse, sodomy, and multiple-partner sexual activity for his immediate sexual gratification, and for the purposes of making pornographic films of these activities for his immediate sexual gratification.”
Lowe’s lawyers settled the case in November 1989 after paying an unknown fee to Jan Parsons, the young girl, and the actor was sentenced to 20 hours of community service in jails and halfway houses in Dayton, Ohio.
Lowe’s career eventually recovered, and during two post-scandal appearances as host of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ he criticized his own behavior. But it was not an easy time to live through, especially with the scandal dragging him down in the newspapers. “It has accelerated the aging process,” Lowe had stated. “To prove it, I now have a few lines around my eyes.”