In 1988, Lowe met 16-year-old Jan Parsons at a night club in Georgia. According to Inquisitr, Parsons told Lowe that she was 21, and the two ended up sleeping together in Lowe’s hotel room. The encounter was recorded on tape, and the video went on to sell on the black market for somewhere between $500 and $1,000.
Parson’s mother sued Lowe for seducing her daughter.
Lowe’s lusty troubles began last July, when he attended the Democratic National Convention with a passel of young celebrities—Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Justine Bateman among them—recruited to brighten the Dukakis campaign. On the night of July 17, he allegedly picked up Parsons and Seburt at the nearby Club Rio, an upscale Atlanta night spot favored by the young and restless. Lowe then reportedly took them back to the Atlanta Hilton and, with what appears to be their cooperation, taped the ensuing sex scene. “Look at this when you’re done,” the man who appears to be Lowe says at one point, “and see what you look like.”
One person who looked—and didn’t like what she saw—was Lena Parsons, who was shown the tape three days later by Jan’s adopted brother. She promptly included it in her bitter divorce case, which alleged that her estranged husband, John C. Parsons, had engaged in adultery, devil worship, drug abuse and sodomy. The papers characterize Jan, who works part-time as a trainee at Super Hair Three-13, as having trouble in school and problems with marijuana and alcohol. In sworn affidavits filed Aug. 25 in Cobb County Superior Court, friends of Jan Parsons state that girlfriend Tara lived at John Parsons’ house and shared a bed with Jan, with her father’s consent. Two affidavits mention the sex tape, with a teenage neighbor stating that “on or about [the] 4th day of August 1988 Jan Parsons came over to my house and told me that she had had sex with Rob Lowe and to come over and see the videotape of the sex scene...She was going to use the film to blackmail Rob Lowe for two million dollars.”