And the plot thickens!
According to sources, sometime after Thanksgiving, a college student contacted one of Miley's reps to ask if they were willing to make an exchange for their copy of the video. Money was apparently discussed, but in the end, they settled on an exchange of hardware. The student forfeited their MacBook Pro for a brand new one. The student reportedly wasn't given anything more, but a man was sent to the student's campus to personally retrieve the computer.
Sometime after this, another student make a similar trade-off with Miley's reps as they also had a copy of the video.
There could be countless more scenarios like this that we aren't aware of, but what we do know is that in the end, there was no way to keep the video under wraps.
It's like we've always said, there is only one sure fire way to keep tapes like this from getting out - not making one in the first place!
Whoever leaked it must have been happy with the computer they already had!