The Hollywood actor, who was arrested in December after he and a friend filmed themselves having sex in a Los Angeles park, says he did not know he was being recorded by the camera.
I didn’t think I was in a movie,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“I didn I wasn’t looking at it.
I was just playing.
And I was laughing.”
Martin, 41, and a fellow member of his group were filmed having sex at a park in Beverly Hills on Dec. 1.
Martin says he was unaware the footage would be released, and that he did nothing to try to stop the recording.
The footage, which was posted on YouTube, has gone viral, garnering more than 10 million views and drawing attention from celebrities and other politicians.
Martin says he has been trying to work with police to get the footage released, but that the case has become a “big distraction” and “a distraction from the issues we’re facing”.
“There are still things we need to do to stop this from happening,” he said.
“We’re going to have to keep fighting for this stuff.”
Martin is suing his former company, L.A. entertainment firm, for wrongful termination and defamation.
Martin’s lawyers have filed a counter-claim accusing the LAPD of failing to provide proper training, and saying that the city failed to act on a request from him to provide a public safety briefing.
ABC News’ Andrew Miller contributed to this report.