Kim Kardashian threatens to sue In Touch over “affair” story with NFL player


Okay, I’m going to try to break down this story in parts, because it gets kind of complicated with all of the threats of lawsuits and cease and desist letters. Basic story: In Touch Weekly’s cover story claims that Kim Kardashian screwed around on her fiancé (then boyfriend) Kris Humphries with a football player named Bret Lockett. Let’s actually go through what ITW claims before we get into the possible legal repercussions.

ITW claims that Kim asked a friend to introduce her to New England Patriot Brett Lockett. After they were introduced, the tabloid claims they began exchanging sexts and even having “graphic phone sex.” Jezebel has a sample of some of the alleged texts exchanged by Kim and Bret, as recounted by an unnamed “friend” claiming to have seen the texts (Jezebel thinks the “friend” is Brett):

Kim: Mr
Bret: Yes Miss
Kim: How are you doll?
Bret: I’m good and you?
Kim: Why don’t you put in an effort and try and make me your girlfriend doll?
Bret: But don’t ask for something your[sic] not ready for
Kim: I’m sure I’m ready
Bret: What’s your schedule looking like the next few weeks? I want to see you
Kim: I’m free Mon after 11, then I’m kinda busy after. You should send me a SEXY picture
Bret: What are you doing the 19th to the 22nd?
Bret: What does Miss Kimmy want?
Kim: The picture
Bret: LOL. Your used to getting what you want, huh?
Kim: Yes so. I want it.

[From ITW via Jezebel]

Apparently, Bret also told the tabloid (directly, like he’s a named source in the article, so it seems like he’s actually coming out and claiming this, for real): “I knew this was a game to her, but this is what she does. She pursued me.” Brett and other sources say that the “affair” lasted five months – meaning that Brett and Kris were totally overlapping, I suppose.

Anyway, Kim slammed the report early Wednesday morning, threatening to sue both In Touch Weekly and Brett. Kim was alerted to the story before the tabloid came out, and her lawyer sent a threatening letter to ITW, saying that Kim would take legal action if they published, and claiming that the cheating allegations “are, at a minimum, damaging, defamatory, and an invasion of her privacy.” Kim went to E! News and said: “This is absolutely not true. I have no idea who this person is.”

Then, after Kim and her lawyers pushed back, Brett pushed back even harder. He went to TMZ and said that he’s not worried about a potential lawsuit because:

“…I mean, to be honest with you guys, it really doesn’t bother me [that Kim might sue] because when all the allegations are correct and all the facts are in place, it’s nothing to bother me at all. For her to say that, I mean, I’m actually not shocked that she said that, but at the end of the day, I know what it is and if she wants to go ahead and pursue with those actions, then that’s not a problem with me,” said Bret.

TMZ then asks “Where did you actually see her and hook up with her?” and the New England Patriots player responded: “What me and Kim do is what me and Kim do. All that other stuff is irrelevant and, I mean, it’s all he-said, she-said stuff. Everybody’s just ear hustling and wanting to know what it is, but at the end of the day, Kim knows what happened and I know what happened so, I mean Kim can deny this all she wants, but if she wants to go the legal route and start recalling text messages and conversations and pictures and all of that, then that’s not a problem.”

Kim’s lawyer Dennis A. Roach says, “For the record, none of the facts…are accurate,” but Bret is still sticking by his story that he and Kim had an emotional but not physical relationship.

[From Hollywood Life]

Will Kim sue me if I think Brett might be telling the truth? I think he might be telling the truth. There, I said it. But by all means, Kim, please sue ITW. They’re trashy. But it’s difficult to just shove this aside as some kind of tabloid editor’s fantasy… the dude is not scared of going on the record and talking about it. Which is good enough for me.

Of course, now I’m starting to worry that all of this – the engagement and now the “affair” story – are all just some kind of storyline designed for the reality shows. Right? But Kim’s not that smart, is she?





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  1. tapioca says:

    “…and an invasion of her privacy.”

    Funniest quote EVER.

    True or not – like David Beckham, she’s going to have a hard time winning as she’d have to prove the article was published with malicious intent.

  2. Pogogal says:

    I am on kim’s side…I don’t believe the guy at all.

  3. sisi says:

    On one hand: He’s totally her type
    On the other hand: She doesn’t seem the type for an ‘emotional but not physical’ affair.

    His reaction to TMZ seems really vague. He says a lot, but nothing at all at the same time.
    But he sounds really self assured about the lawsuit, he must have some proof.

  4. MarenGermany says:

    dont bite the hand that feeds you. as trashy as those magazines are, kardashians NEED the tabloids otherwise they wouldnt exist.

    @Kaiser and CB: always wanted to let you know: I stopped buying those crappy magazines when I found your side. Saved me a bunch of money since then.

  5. brin says:

    Cease & desist letters….that’s a page from Leann Rime’s playbook. She won’t get anywhere with a lawsuit.

  6. Kris K. says:

    I’m looking at Paris H. and I think there is hope for us. She will someday fade away as well. But I’m afraid that there is another whore who only wait for her breakthrough moment.

  7. Quest says:

    I’m 50/50 on this story because, he seems to be more Kim’s type and we all know how Kim gets around athletes.

    Kim’s intelligence radar may not be that high but she knows how to capitalize on drama to make more reality footage.

  8. notsure says:

    Sorry, I, too, am still picking my laughing self off the ground. “Invasion of privacy.” Oh, I’m sorry, you’re mad because they shoved it in our face before you got the chance to?

    Okay, now I’m distracted by her eyelashes. Can you imagine if a bird flew through? Feather lashes indeed!

  9. CT says:

    That guy is way hotter than her soon-to-be husband. WAY HOTTER.

  10. mln76 says:

    She won’t win a lawsuit, ITW can claim that they believed the story in good faith and have Bret on the record. I am sure Bret can produce the text messages. She’s really a dunce. No one really cared about her wedding anyway but this story pretty much concretes that it’s all for her stupid reality show.

  11. mew says:

    I believe she did play two men at the time. Who knows how many more. I think she’s insanely desperate to get just about anyone. Pitiful really, to go declaring to all and everyone “you’re my one.. and you’re my one, and oh, you’re my one too!”

    And sending sexy pics of herself around too? She’s begging for getting them publiced. Even non-celeb girls find their pics online when they break up or get in drama, and she’s definitely going for that “trouble”.

    But that’s how she makes her money.

  12. AngelMay says:

    He looks like her type. Mama Kris may think her prize heifer can do better than Kris Humphries. We’ll see if this marriage actually happens, I’m sure Kim would ditch her fiancé in a hot second for a bigger name.

  13. AL says:

    Looks like the fairy tale masquerade is falling apart.

  14. mel says:

    I somewhat believe Bret. They probably did meet at the same time Kim and Kris Humphries hooked up and it ended up being nothing more than sexting/texting between them. I’m sure more stories are gona come out about this phone affair.

  15. Ruby says:

    @CT really? I don’t know I think Kris Humphries is kinda cute. Isn’t suing for slander or libel in US hard to pull off? I mean you guys have “freedom of speech” and from I know you have to prove some sort of loss monetary wise or to your reputation to sue for damages. Kim hasn’t got that cookie cutter virginal image.

  16. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “That guy is way hotter than her soon-to-be husband. WAY HOTTER.”

    exactly what I was thinking.

    he fiance is UGGO.

  17. S says:

    I bet she was auditioning potential boyfriends/husbands.

    I always wonder if celebrities get sick of their whole lives being orchestrated and fake…don’t they ever just want to go home, take off make up, put on sweats and be with someone who they have a REAL relationship with??

  18. munchies says:

    could be theres a poser pretending to be Kim K and Brett thought it was the real Kardashian.

    theres no physical … so there could have no meet ups as well. anyone can send Kim K photos. they are everywhere.

  19. Blue says:

    1. She was seeing them both to see who would commit to her and deal with her BS

    2. Kris will leave her and she’ll be a mess and get a show about picking up the pieces. She’ll write a book about how she came so close to having it all and messed up and how she’s always trying to be what others want. Everyone will say “poor Kim, so misunderstood”

    3. All allegations are proven “false” they marry and they get a whole bunch of
    press/ media about “weathering the storm & sticking by each other” blah blah
    blah. All the while her loving family helps her through it

    Kardashian story lines for this BS.
    Also this guy is very nice to look at :)

  20. yepp says:

    Bret is way hotter than the other guy what’s his name(oh thats right, idc)Kim is a slut bucket who trys to play like she is super innocent( yes we still remember the sex tape)release every thing bret. i can’t wait to see it!

  21. gbehmy says:

    @sisi,i totally agree with you.

  22. Addie says:

    @S Very well put.

    Regular everyday life is more appealing than constant drama and fake lives.
    However less entertaining real life may be.

  23. fabchick says:

    With the royal wedding, Blake’s nude pictures and the fakeness of Kim’s whole engagement nobody was paying this girl any attention. She had to stir up something to create drama and keep her name on the blogs. All of this is planted and fake imo. Kim will do anything to keep us talking about her and we always fall for it. #whoresstaywinning#

  24. fabchick says:

    BTW I do think her or her mom are that smart. She went from being Paris Hilton’s nobody purse holder with a sex tape with a z list r&b singer to having a Kardashian 65 million dollar brand.

  25. the original bellaluna says:

    @ Kaiser – You’re 100% correct: Kim’s not that smart. But Pimp Mama Extraordinaire Kris is!

  26. Sue says:

    I think he telling the truth Bret went on the record even when he was threaten with a lawsuit he didn’t back down or go away so he most have some proof and I think Kim is scared that her wedding might not happen if the truth comes out.

    Or this could be a bunch of BS set up by Kim and her mom to get attention for the show.

  27. Tammi says:

    I seen the Tmz interview and I could have sworn he said they had a physical relationship, yes he did.Kim lies so much its hard to believe anything she says.

  28. hypnotic says:

    I don’t understand why a NFL player would want this type of publicity. Personally I find airing dirty laundry to be extremely tacky, and with In Touch no less. Perhaps he needs the money with the threat of a lock out.

    Also that’s the lamest sext message I’ve ever read. Seriously?

  29. malachais says:

    @Blue, that is more than likely what will happen.

    Kris is young so he probably doesn’t want to deal with all of the BS. Frankly this is dumb high school drama — ooh Kim sent another guy a kinky text. In reality would a 6-month relationship break up over this? Probably but not enough to get a tabloid cover.

    I hope she sues ITW so they will stop with the weekly KK covers.

  30. Hautie says:

    My bias take on this… is that Kim was on the hunt for a man.

    Any man.

    No matter how much she claimed she was happy being single. She was not.

    So she started stalking a few ball players, at the same time. Playing the odds one of them would publicly date her.

    She got lucky as hell and one of them decided to stick around. And be seen with her in public.

    So she stopped stalking the other ball players.

    But what Kim had not planned on, was having one of them, going rogue on her. A rogue one that media whore aspirations of his own.

    And he sold her out to get some face time in the tabloids.

    Now I am not convinced she ever shagged him. Or was even in the same room with him.

    But Kim did something just as stupid. (Emails, texts.. naked pictures… and she knows it.)

    So while she can defend herself as never having f*ck him. She most likely would have, had Kris H. not decided to publicly date her.

    Then, of course, there was the big deal about the engagement. The People’s cover. The whole thing to be filmed for E!

    But now she has some random asshole, screwing up her little dream world.

    And that has to suck. :)

    I bet Paris is laughing her ass off.

  31. bored says:

    fake drama for her fake reality show

  32. bluhare says:

    @hautie: Great summary; you’ve made me a believer.

    You know what the capper was and I started to believe him? Reading that text above and her calling him “doll”. Aren’t their business ventures under a partnership with “doll” in the name? Seems like the K’s are stuck on dolls.

  33. Ellie says:

    Haha! Looks like Kim’s perfect do good girl image is crumbling. I totally believe this guy. She’a a money, hngry, fame chasing skank. She got famous for the sex tape, ya’ll.

  34. truetalk says:

    did she actually style her hair to frame her boobs in those pics?!,incredible.

  35. 4Real says:

    Oh she did NOT go THERE with “invasion of privacy”! HOPLEASE!

  36. mln76 says:

    hautie your scenario is 110% believable.

  37. Kim says:

    You know this gold digging ho was keeping Bret as her sloppy second if Kris didnt propose.

    This is a girl who made herself famous by getting peed on in a sex tape people – she has no morals.

    Hautie and others are dead o and Im sure even her fiancee believes the story since everyone in America knows she was after marrying any rich baller.

  38. June says:

    “…But Kim’s not that smart, is she?”

    Jessica Simpson isnt smart…so we are all doomed!

  39. kira says:

    How much you want to bet she put this out there herself? It just feels like her type of PR. This will make interest in her wedding double or triple, at least. And now she’s competing with more reality-show vixens, and Paris’s new show. Hmm . . . sounds fishy. Who knows?

  40. Tammi says:

    In Touch magazine reached out to Bret not the other way around.

  41. Camille says:

    “The engagement and now the “affair” story – are all just some kind of storyline designed for the reality shows.”


    This guy looks more her type than that boy she is engaged to.

    @Hautie- your theory sounds completely plausible and one I can get on board with also. Well said! :D

  42. crtb says:

    Once you go black
    can’t go back
    ha ha ha

  43. Robocop says:

    Ditto on Hautie’s comments. This story reeks of her m.o. She was on the prowl and cast a very wide net. First dumb fish to catch the line was reeled in!!

    Poor Lurch is in for some ride with that slut!!

  44. Liana says:

    Kim’s perfect do good girl image is crumbling.

    * * * * *

    What? please tell me this WAS sarcasm. I have no issues with Kim K, but she definitely doesn’t have a “good girl” image.

  45. Lynn says:

    I think kim makes herself an easy target. She is 30 years old and conducting herself looser than some 18 year old girls do. Maybe Lockett is lying and if he is then shame on him. He will get what’s coming to him. But on the other hand when you conduct yourself like a slut then you will be treated as such. This woman has allowed herself to be passed dowm from man to man like a dirty dish rag. I remember she was on The Wendy Williams show or The Tyra show I’m not 100% sure of the show. But they were speaking on tattoos and she said that she didn’t have any. And went on to say would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley? Well I look at life this way. I wouldn’t tattoo my body either but I wouldn’t let different men play all over my body either. That Bentley can be replaced but the damage I do to my body and my character will last forever.