Kris Jenner lords over the Kardashian brand with a ferocity that has yielded various media personalities and superstars that sprung forth into the limelight. In a new book, it has been alleged that Jenner purposely leaked Kim Kardashian‘s now-infamous sex tape which was how much of the world discovered the family.
Jenner, who manages Kardashian and her sisters, is one of the subjects of a new book, Kardashian Dynasty, written by Ian Halperin. As reported by the New York Post, an excerpt of the book speaks of claims that Jenner leaked the tape of her daughter and Ray J in order to make her famous.
The Post writes:
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.”
Halperin’s book, Kardashian Dynasty, is set to be released on April 19.