LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Alex Torres and Hope Howell skydiving video (photos below) has not resulted in an FAA penalty, officials confirm to news this weekend. The Alex Torres and Hope Howell video had prompted an FAA investigation following claims that the two had allegedly disrupted a pilot during the filming of their infamous home video.
But FAA spokesman Ian Gregor confirms to news today that the subject of the investigation was limited to the in-cabin behavior. FAA officials were not investigating the conduct by the two after jumping out of the plane since no persons had filed a complaint about that behavior. The FAA had been trying to determine “whether the activity could have distracted the pilot or resulted in the pilot being jostled and bumped.”
Officials confirm that, while the two may have engaged in relations inside the plane’s cabin, they did not seek to interfere with the pilot’s services during the flight. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said no federal regulations were broken and that the matter has now been closed. No police investigation was initiated because no local complaints were filed.
Alex Torres and Hope Howell claimed they filmed the video to get attention from Howard Stern and land an appearance on his radio show.
Torres at the time was an instructed at Skydive Taft; Howell was the school’s receptionist. Both, however, had a background in “video” entertainment. Howell and Torres have each appeared in more than a dozen films. Torres goes by the credit “Voodoo” in his adult films.
Conflicting statements between company owner David Chrouch and Howell surfaced later, whether the company did or didn’t have knowledge of the jump in advance.