Ian Halperin: Kim Kardashian & Kris Jenner ‘deliberately’ leaked Kim’s sex tape

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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.”

[From Page Six]

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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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I need to lie down to recover from the shock, said no one.

  2. paolanqar says:

    oh wow. that has come so out of the blue.
    i can go back to sleeping and eating now that this mistery is solved.

  3. Nancy says:

    Duh, who let the cat out of the bag. I didn’t even realize this was a secret. Everyone knows they leaked the tape. I don’t even remember them denying it, although I’m sure they did. If the same tape came out in 2016 instead of 2007, nobody would have blinked. Timing is everything. Kris Jenner sold her soul to the devil decades ago for the love of fame and money.

    • Nene says:

      Doesn’t that make them all wh*res???

      • Bettyrose says:

        Whore= woman of lesser value as a human because of her wanton sexual ways.

        I’m open to hating on the Kardashians for any number of reasons, but I won’t agree to slut shaming. Kim’s sexual proclivities are not now nor have they ever been a justification for condemning her.

        A mother selling her daughter’s sex tape, OTH, is evidence of significantly questionable values. But our society wants what Kris is selling, so the blame is not on her alone.

      • Naya says:

        I see what you are saying. “Whore” is imbued with a type of shame thats only reserved for women who have “unsanctioned” sex. I do still think that it is correct to say that in peddling the tape, the sex was part of a commercial transaction. That does make her and Ray J “whores” in the strictest sense of that word….as in a sex mercenaries or prostitutes. The word is troublesome though.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Naya, exactly. The problem with labels is that they don’t represent the complexity of the human experience. I loathe vapid materialistic idiots on so many levels. And I’m not crazy about women using their sexuality for anything other than sexual pleasure or intimacy, but there is no simple way to dismiss the Kardashians. We make them rich. They’re not idiots. And if they’re whores, so is everyone who’s ever demeaned themselves for a paycheck (hint: we all have, even if not sexually).

        But the Kardashians glorify stupidity and materialistic values. That’s indefensible.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      Nene

      Actually, no, it doesn’t. It makes them individuals who decided to turn a sex tape into a business deal with a company that distributes pornographic material.

    • Mare says:

      Had the tape NOT come out in 2007, it’s possible this family would have faded away.

  4. Nene says:

    Well, Duh!!!!!

  5. L says:

    In other headlines, ‘Water is Wet’

  6. JudyK says:

    The “church people” deliberately released Kim’s sex tape…say it “ain’t” so. Gasp.

  7. Size Does Matter says:

    I have this vision of Kris in a director’s chair, in an editing bay, driving the footage over to deliver it to Vivid. Just disgusting.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Don’t be surprised by that because it was an actual rumor that went around. I don’t want to believe it because my soul is pure like Jennifer Aniston’s SmartWater commercials. But knowing that family it could had happened.

    • Dhavynia says:

      It’s beyond disgusting because they’ve made obscene amount of money because of this and they’ve been placed in the same category as people that have actually had accomplishments.
      I bet Paris is kicking herself everyday for even making the suggestion
      I’m no prude but I can’t imagine telling my mother ‘I want to be famous no matter what. OK dear, let’s make a sex tape. Thanks mom!’
      Yuck

  8. Mel says:

    Kanye calls Amber Rose trashy because she was a stripper but he married a porn star so…

    • Nancy says:

      So true Mel. They act as though they got this show of theirs because of their merits. She was Paris’ sidekick with her original features going nowhere….a divorcee before 25. They all act holier than thou, when Kim was getting a shower from Ray J on tape. He was her costar and got lost in the fray, poor guy! Give the credit? to Seacrest.

  9. Ayra. says:

    Biggest “DUH!” moment of the month.

    There’s something seriously wrong about that whole family..having made a tape to specifically gain fame. I’d ask what kind of mother would do such a thing to their own daughter, but it’s Kris Jenner. Those poor children stand no chance, and PMK will have to think of something fast because people are getting tired of them.

  10. Lama Bean says:

    Too bad this didn’t benefit Ray J too.

  11. CornyBlue says:

    Her hair in the last picture is very pretty.

  12. jsilly4e says:

    Next you’ll tell me the sky is up and water is wet!!! Completely flabbergasted 😱

  13. Kimbers says:

    ….Now how did they get Ryan seascrest to produce their show? Did they do a sex tape with him and blackmail him with it?;) was Ryan dating Courtney behind Scott’s back? Was it cait he dated? Did Kris blackmail him with a secret love child?

    I just want to know the real reason they ever got produced. I’ll buy that book! Lol they lie about so much I think they believe their own lies.

    • Fiorella says:

      If Ryan’s in the closet maybe a tape of him and Scott or some other dude was used to blackmail him?

    • Bridget says:

      No real secret there. It was after the Simple Life was a thing and celebutards were hitting the Hollywood party scene hard and the gossip pages. The Kardashians were a pretty logical choice for a show – Kim was gorgeous and with a bit of notoriety, and of course their dad’s and the Jenner’s fame. It wasn’t the only reality show like this at the time, just the only one that lasted. For some unfathomable reason.

    • lucy2 says:

      I could see a blackmail situation, but more likely Seacrest is all about money and knew he could make a buck off them. He’s so annoying.

  14. The Original Mia says:

    Pretty sure everyone with working brain cells knew Kim & PMK released that tape, but maybe there are some out there that believed the Kardashian lies.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      Pretty much every fan they have (and even some non-fans) will give you the whole poor Kim narrative and fight you tooth and nail that it was stolen and leaked and she was oh so devastated. I see these comments close to daily on social media, anytime someone brings up Kims tape. So yup. There are a lot of people out there that believe every single word the Kardashians sell. It’s Insane to me considering how many lies they have been caught in

      • swak says:

        Yep, except the flaw in their argument is that a tape like that cannot be released without permission from all parties involved.

    • Pepper says:

      It can be leaked though.

      Colin Farrell also gave permission for his tape to be released, but only because he was basically being blackmailed. Either it’s leaked and you get nothing, or it’s put out there by whatever porn producer got their hands on it and you make money. Either way, it’s out there.

  15. Mia4s says:

    This is why I laugh when people get upset and say calling her a porn actress is “shaming” her. She originally made money and got famous in amateur porn. It’s just a fact. If she’s so “empowered” by showing her body why won’t she own this fact? Hmmmm? Hell at least porn actresses get paid and don’t give it away for free on Instagram.

    • robynsing says:

      and Oh, her attempts at legitimacy in the entertainment industry FAILED so miserably over the years, DWTS she was voted off, like, first; some horrible recording of a pop song; a turn in a movie with Tyler Perry where her acting was summarily panned by EVERYONE; her Vogue cover which begged and begged for and then it sunk in sales; her cosmetic line which never saw the light of day and is now in litigation for fraud, deceit and wrongful business practices. I could go on and on, I think most of the failure is due to her utter lack of talent, but also that her mother is a dumb woman. She is always called a “good business woman” when I think all she is good at are inappropriate relationships and posing.

      • me says:

        I think Kim has been successful at three things…one was the reality show (but it got ratings because of the rest of her family. Kim alone has zero personality and could never carry a show)…her second success was her video game (once again, someone came to her with a good idea, she slapped her name on it and got all the credit and money). She’s also good at calling the paps for “candid” pics and then getting half the profits.

  16. Red32 says:

    She blatantly copied Paris Hilton, and Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit proves that she could have sued and won, especially since she was barely a public figure at the time.

  17. Naya says:

    Why, of all the libelous slanderous supersized lies to attach to these paragons of virtue!

  18. HH says:

    Maybe people have a different interpretation of the term “deliberately leaked” in this scenario…???? When I think of deliberately leaked, I think of the Kim and Kris making the first move and going to Vivid and giving them the tape, and then creating the false narrative that it was leaked. From what it sounds like, Vivid is saying they got hold of the tape from an unknown source, approached both Kim and Ray J, and then both parties assumed the inevitable and then decided to profit off of it (instead of getting $0 or someone else profiting off of it). In the latter instance, I don’t find it to be that big of a deal. There are tons of things I don’t like about her image *after* she became a celebrity. However, the decision to profit off the tape doesn’t sound like a “deliberate leak” as much as having to make an awful choice.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      Yeah that unknown source was a Kardashian. Many- many people believe Kim made that tape knowing she was going to leak it at some point. There have also been people close to the situation who have come out and stated that Ray-J at the time asked them if the tape should be “leaked”, some advised him against it. So there is way more to this story then the K’s let on. Heck Joe Francis (a long time K family friend) helped them with the deal- that is questionable enough. But Even if a “source” did leak that tape, the moral of the story is they could have stopped it from coming out and they didn’t.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Kim or Kris gave the third party the tape. The most likely scenerio is a friend of a friend of a friend of the family that gave the tape to vivid. Kim feigns outrage claims there’s nothing she can do then takes money from vivid.

  19. One2 says:

    And in more shocking news water is wet. Seriously I’d be shocked if anyone was actually shocked by this.

  20. word says:

    Not bad for one night’s work ! Kim was jealous of Paris’s fame. We all know that. It’s funny because Kim is still making money off her tape. She still gets a monthly check from them. Every time she puts out a nude, the sales of her sex tape go up.

  21. robynsing says:

    First, if you have seen even five minutes of the tape, yes I’ve seen a few minutes of it (morbid curiosity several years back), the first thing that crosses your mind is that it is produced and choreographed (if you will) to be a porn for release…PERIOD.

    Second, someone needs to make Kim aware of the fact that base make-up is made in HUMAN flesh tones.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I’ve seen it too. It doesn’t look like something 2 lovers made to enjoy alone. As you said it’s produced and choreographed. It’s also well lit and another person was holding the camera.

    • Evie says:

      THIS! I was under the impression that it was an amateur tape maybe showing boobs and some long distance bed action but omg I saw a bit of it a few weeks ago and it is like an actual p*rno. Professional! And she shows it ALL. How on earth did this make her famous I just don’t understand.

  22. lucy2 says:

    Congrats Ian, on writing a book filled with secrets that everyone already knows. Next he’ll tell us that those aren’t their originals faces or butts.

  23. Josefina says:

    Oh, you don’t say! Don’t tell me they actually went through plastic surgery and sell their own stories to the tabloids too. That’d be too much.

  24. angela says:

    Once again…the media is telling us what. already knew…

  25. Alexa de Vere says:

    Can’t believe you would go to all that bother to sell your sex tape and then use the cash to buy THAT HIDEOUS JACKET!
    It’s all sorts of vile.

  26. P&J says:

    There’s a big difference between reacting to the leak by signing a deal and getting a 3rd party to leak it. No one cared enough about her and her family to steal that tape and risk getting sued. End of story.

    • Eve says:

      Correct! And even the Kardashian once admitted that because from the publicity of the sex tape, the got the KUWTK show which was their main goal. I can’t think of anyone else more to gain from making and purposely releasing the sex tape then the Kardashians, so we continually speculating if did she or dint she purposly release the tape is moronic.

      Bottom line is that even with all their parents connections and money the Kardashian kids were just Valley girls working in a boutique shop and their only real way to succeed was getting famous by any means which unfortunately they achieved. This was a family affair effort.

  27. Pepper says:

    I actually tend to think Ray J is the one who let it get out there. At the time he was already a Z-list joke, and Kim K had slept with some bigger names/people who weren’t such losers. If it was her or PMK driving it to begin with, I’d have thought they’d have made a tape with a hot football player or a less laughable rapper, or even just a hot nobody (Brandy’s little brother wasn’t exactly the draw here). To make it with Ray J is an odd choice if you’re aiming for maximum publicity.

    Obviously she capitalised on it when it got out there, but I feel like she’d have had better tapes or the opportunity to make a better tape if it was her idea to leak it.

    • Eve says:

      Yes but the thing is the bigger celebrities would not be game in collaborating with Kim K. on a sex tape just to make her famous and possible mess up the bigger celebritie’s career, unlike, like you said, Ray J was already a joke Z-list rapper with nothing to lose. I could never see Reggae Bush doing it and it’s know publically that he and other famous exes Kim. K dated like Nick Cannon and Nick Lachey were unhappy of her continually trying to use them for publicity. Ray J was perfect enough, somewhat famous and desperate enough to do it with, although it is very certain that she tried many times to go after bigger fish and she could not.

  28. Nik says:

    When will she close her mouth? Ever? She is a huge woman now.

  29. Pinetree13 says:

    Lol kaiser your first sentence made me laugh out loud kudos