There's no love like self love.
At least that's what Von Miller's alleged sex-tape extorter is claiming.
In a TMZ Sports exclusive, Elizabeth Ruiz broke her silence, vehemently denying that she ever used intimate footage of herself and the Denver Broncos' linebacker in an attempt to extort him for $2.5 million — as his lawsuit against her alleges.
So, why did the Instagram model/actress refuse to delete the sex video on her cellphone following their intimate encounter in Cancun this past June?
"Well ... because I used it to play with myself," Ruiz admitted in a video interview with TMZ.
Before that, during the same interview, Ruiz claimed that Miller asked her to tape footage of their sex and that he, too, allegedly has video of them together on his own cellphone.
But never did she use footage in an extortion attempt of the Super Bowl 50 MVP, Ruiz adamantly stated.
"He never asked me to delete it — not once — and there was no 'gotcha.' I didn't say 'gotcha' or anything like that," Ruiz said. "I never, ever, ever, ever, ever went up to Von to ask him for $2.5 million or for a $1. I never told Von, 'give me this much money.' If not, I felt like I would have had that kind of case on me."
To hear Ruiz's full explanation, click below:
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(Photos from Left: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images, Elizabeth Ruiz via Instagram)