Death, taxes, O.J. did it … and Courtney Stodden agreeing to release her sex tape — all stone cold locks.

Yes, in the least shocking news since the sun coming up … Stodden is accepting Vivid Entertainment’s offer to distribute her solo sex tape, but says she’s only doing it because she got screwed — and not on camera.

Stodden tells TMZ one of her best friends stole the tape and made several copies, and … “made it clear that he will stop at nothing to double-cross me.” Stodden says she’s releasing the video because, “I’ve been painted into a corner.”

Of course, it couldn’t legally be released without her signature, but maybe she was worried about Internet leaks?

Now the twist … Courtney claims she doesn’t want a dime of the $1 million — so she’s donating 100% of her fee to charities. She hasn’t decided which ones yet, but says she’s leaning toward animal rights groups and “children with cancer.”
TMZ