Miami police officer believed sex tapes would further modeling career, attorney says
Sabine Raymonvil claims she was never paid for sex shoots
MIAMI – Miami police Officer Sabine Raymonvil, whose past in porn is under investigation, claims she was not paid for her performances in hard-core tapes and that she was led to believe she needed to do them to further her modeling career, according to her lawyer.
Attorney Adam Horowitz, who is representing Raymonvil, said she did perform on the tapes, which show her having sex with multiple men and women, prior to becoming a police officer and that she considered them private sex videos.
Among those she did scenes with was Emerson Callum, a pornographer who is now serving a life term in federal prison after being convicted of drugging and raping women.
Horowitz said Raymonvil performed on the tapes at the urging of a former manager for her modeling career as a kind of training for the "casting couch."
"She was an aspiring model and he had ties to the modeling industry and he explained to her that a lot of times you have to have sex and you need to be good at sex on what proverbially would be called the casting couch," Horowitz said. "He said, 'We need to practice and we need to critique you on your sexual performance and we need to record you, and I will send it to Ford Modeling Agency.' She went along with it. She thought it was part of pursuing her modeling career and that having sex was going to further her modeling career."
He said Raymonvil did four sex sessions on tape and that she never had ownership of the tapes and doesn't know if they were marketed by Callum or others.
Raymonvil did not reveal the work on her employment history when she applied for the police job in 2008 because she wasn't paid for it, Horowitz said.
Attorney Eric Schwartzreich, who represents police officers, said the story might stretch the bounds of credibility.
"Doing porn for free is sort of like ice fishing in Florida," he said. "It just doesn't make too much sense."
But he said that explanation could possibly save Raymonvil's job.
"If her defense is, 'I wasn't getting paid for this,' that might be something that has meat on the bone," Schwartzreich said. "I think it could be a good legal defense."
Horowitz said Raymonvil began a leave of absence this week from her job that may continue indefinitely while the investigation continues.
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