Kardashian Dynasty is the new book penned by Ian Halperin. The infamous Hollywood author drops some explosive bombshells, sharing an excerpt with Page Six.
"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."
In the new book, the 51-year-old writer quoted another close friend of Kanye West’s now-wife.
"It was Kris who engineered the deal behind the scenes and was responsible for the tape seeing the light of day," that person claims in Kardashian Dynasty.
ShowBizSpy have since reported that the new book’s source is the founder of Girls Gone Wild, Joe Francis, who in the early 2000’s was a good friend to the Kardashian clan.
Posing as an undercover as a porn peddler, Ian alleges he was told by a Vivid spokesperson: "When it comes to selling a sex tape, both parties need to sign off."
The controversial video company alleged that, "A third party brought [the video] to Vivid … [We] got in touch with the Kardashian family."
In 2007, the now-mum-of-two’s sex tape was released by Vivid Entertainment. Kim ended up suing the company and received a $5 million settlement, with the video being distributed.
Later that year, her now-hit reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians debuted in October 2007.
Following the release of the book’s preview, the family’s rep went on the record with the New York paper, and said, "All the assertions are false."
Kim has vehemently denied any participation in the release of the tape. In 2012 the 35-year-old sat down with Oprah to speak out about the scandal.
"You know, I think that's how I was definitely introduced to the world ... I like to think I'm aware, I'm not naive to that fact," she said of the sex tape.
"It was a negative way, so I thought I really had to work ten times harder for people to see the real me … I felt humiliated, I felt like: Why would anyone put that humiliation on their family like that?"
Since welcoming her two children, North and Saint, the protective parent admits she will be honest with her kids about her past mistakes.
"I've always been concerned about humiliating the family," she said.
"That's something I'm going to have to explain to my children someday. Imagine the conversation I had to explain it to my grandmother."