Prepare to be SHOCKED! Famous tabloid writer Ian Halperin has turned his attention to the Kardashian-Jenner family. He’s written a book called Kardashian Dynasty, and from what I can tell, it’s full of stories that most people (people with even a passing interest in the Kardashians) have already heard. Like, did you hear the shocking news that Kim Kardashian and her mother, Lucifer’s Homegirl, might have sold/probably did sell Kim’s sex tape themselves? Yeah, didn’t people find the receipts on that one a long time ago? The conversation before now has sort of centered on Kim’s dropped lawsuit against Vivid – some believe Kim leaked her sex tape on purpose (for money and attention) while some believe that Kim did not leak her tape, but once it was out, Kim and Kris Jenner made the choice to profit from it as part of her settlement with Vivid, which Kris Jenner pretty much admitted in previous interviews. Halperin says that Kim came up with the idea of making a tape and leaking it.
Kim Kardashian and her momager Kris Jenner deliberately leaked her now-infamous sex tape to make her famous, a new book allegedly confirms. Kim signed a contract with Vivid Entertainment in 2007 to leak the sex tape she made with Ray J in 2003, a new book, “Kardashian Dynasty” by Ian Halperin, claims.
He quotes a source in the “adult film industry” who said, “A mutual friend of Kim and Paris [Hilton] had advised her that if she wanted to achieve fame, a sex tape would be the way to go . . . Kim had discussed the idea of producing a tape with her family beforehand.”
Halperin also says a former friend of Kim had told him, “It was Kris who engineered the deal behind the scenes and was responsible for the tape seeing the light of day,” although he added this had been long rumored in the showbiz world.
Halperin then posed as a porn peddler selling another celeb sex tape to speak to a Vivid spokesperson, who he says told him, “When it comes to . . . selling a sex tape, both parties need to sign off.”
When asked how Kim’s sex tape got out, the rep replied, according to the book: “A third party brought it to Vivid . . . [We] got in touch with the Kardashian family.” She said they usually explain that it is likely a tape would leak anyway, and the celebrity wouldn’t get paid, “So why not work for us, and we’ll make sure that it will not only get out, but that it will be distributed the way you want.” The rep supposedly continued, “You’ll get a nice payment for it,” adding, “I can tell you right now. Kim Kardashian’s movie came out in ’07, and she’s made millions.” Kim threatened to sue Vivid and was paid a reported $5 million settlement, but the tape was still released.
Halperin concludes, in the Gallery Books title to be released on April 19, “It is clear that Vivid would not have announced plans to distribute Kim’s tape without a clear indication from the family that they would give the go-ahead once they had come to terms on a price.” Meanwhile, a rep for Kim said, “All the assertions are false.”
I think Kim and her family have fudged the timeline and changed their stories enough so that they can plausibly deny having anything to do with the leaking of the tape, but they can’t deny that Kim (and Kris, getting her momager cut) has made millions off of it. She absolutely did make millions from her tape, and she absolutely did engineer some kind of deal with Vivid. The question is whether that was her plan all along. And most people believe it was.
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