Since unnamed sources told TMZ
that a 45-minute sex tape shows Beckford pleasuring himself during a recent Internet video chat with a female model, his fans have rushed to his side.
One fan defends Beckford tweeting
, "Im reading the story and the reactions about the sextape of @TysonCBeckford , ppl..please stop believing all the shit that says the media !!"
But earlier it wasn't the media appearing to confirm the sex tape, but Beckford himself.
Beckford made a series of tweets (since deleted) one apparently blaming the greed of women for the leak, saying, " #sad what women will do for $."
It didn't go unnoticed.
@maurice_loach shot back calling the former Polo model's remark sexist.
Backtracking @TysonCBeckford changed tact and tweeted "sad that it was a woman that had it to release it.," he then added, "Happy Mother's Day!"
Hours later, Beckford attempted to cover his tracks on his Twitter account
and tried to delete the evidence.
Fortunately, Digital Journal captured one of the tweets before it was deleted.
This news comes as TMZ reported
that during the chat session, Beckford makes references to some of the movies he's appeared in ... and talks about some of his co-stars."
A rep for Beckford tells TMZ ... the model's camp has not seen the footage and will not release a statement until they can view the material that's being shopped
As enstarz.com notes
, Beckford, 41, is best known as a Ralph Lauren model and has co-hosted both seasons of the program "Make Me a Supermodel" with Niki Taylor on the Bravo cable channel. He was named "Man of the Year" by VH1 in 1995 and was also listed as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine.
The supermodel also appeared on "I'm a Celebrity.. Get Me Out Of Here!" in 2003.