Kardashian is a household name off the strength of her reality show(s) and constant social media presence. But the reality star even says herself that her sex tape with Ray J has haunted her very existence since she rose to stardom.
Now, an investigative journalist (and NYT bestselling author) has penned a tell-all book on the rise of the Kardashian dynasty, confirming what scores of people have suspected for years…that not only was the sex tape “leak” planned, but the deal was brokered by Kim’s own mother to catapult the starlet from Paris Hilton’s closet-organizing sidekick to an LA it-girl and tabloid fixture in her own right.
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.”
So Kris researched the best practices for leaking a tape, then set their plan into action. But the author also alleges that Kris pulled an extra power move — not only baiting the company into making Kim an offer to release the tape on her own terms and cut her into the profits, but actually threatening to sue the company for distributing the tape to get an multimillion-dollar settlement ON TOP of the millions she already stood to make.
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.”
Woooow. Well, if this is truly the case no one can deny that the plan worked — probably 50 times better than either Kim or Kris could ever have anticipated. And here we are 9 years later and Kim and every member of her immediate family are still in the public eye…
Source Cowan: Bossip