'Grey's Anatomy' star Eric Dane and his wife, actress Rebecca Gayheart, participated in a taped threesome with former beauty queen Kari Ann Peniche, Gawker reports. The 36-year-old Dane, who plays Mark "McSteamy" Sloan on the hit medical drama, steps in front of and behind the camera, while filming the sexcapades in Peniche's apartment.

His lawyers have quickly responded to a leak of the footage, insisting to PEOPLE that it's simply "a private, consensual moment involving a married couple, shot several years ago, which was never intended to be seen by the public."

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