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Porn site buys Alexis Arquette sex tape but not for the reason you’d think

Alexis Arquette's sex tape won't see the light of day thanks to xHamster.
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A popular adult film website purchased an alleged sex tape featuring Alexis Arquette but promptly destroyed the footage in an effort to preserve the transgender actress’s memory. 

Porn site xHamster paid $25,000 for the tape, which was reportedly being sold by one of Arquette’s former lovers, and then obliterated it, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.  

xHamster spokesman Alex Hawkins confirmed the report in an email statement sent to The Huffington Post. 

“Ms. Arquette was an icon and activist in the trans community and we could not see someone smear her memory the way the selling party was trying to do,” Hawkins said, noting that his company had “acquired the tape and subsequently destroyed all copies of it.”

He went on to note, “We hope people will remember Ms. Arquette for the activist that she was and that her memory will continue to live on.”

Arquette, a transgender actress best known for her roles in “Last Exit to Brooklyn” and “The Wedding Singer,” died Sunday at the age of 47 of complications related to HIV/AIDS

Arquette’s brother Richmond and sister Patricia joined members of the LGBT community in paying tribute to their sibling. Meanwhile, pop artist Sham Ibrahim, a close friend of Arquette’s, honored his pal Sept. 13 with a heartfelt YouTube video.