In her new book titled All Things Kardashian, Kim Kardashian’s mother has revealed that she and her socialite daughter cried for days together when her sex tape with then boyfriend Ray J was leaked on to the Internet and became a global sensation in 2007.
Kris Jenner also recalls how she went into damage limitation mode after the shocking news about the sex tape, and how she helped her devastated daughter cope with the new found worldwide infamy.
The 31-year-old TV personality was distressed and told her an adult entertainment company had the tape and, as it had been leaked on to the internet, there was nothing her family could do to ban it.
"It’s everywhere. Forever. And now the production company was planning to release the tape globally. It was a horrible time for our family," the Sun quoted her as writing.
"That kind of thing is devastating, embarrassing, expensive and draining. Kim and I cried for days.
"We were so upset and anxious. Kim knew she’d made a huge mistake and she had disappointed her family. She was so embarrassed that anyone saw her like that.
"A friend referred me to a publicist who would take Kim on. She was so comforting. ‘It’s going to be OK’, she told Kim. ‘You’re not the first person to have a sex tape and you won’t be the last’.
"A media firestorm erupted with Kim at its centre. Sex tape, sex tape, sex tape, that’s all we heard for a long time. We ended up settling out of court. Life went on.
"When the dust settled I sat Kim down, not to preach, but to advise. ‘Kim, you know now that you can never, ever trust anyone ever again’, I told her.
"The media coverage had given her a taste of what life would be like in the future. She dove off the high-dive right into the pool of pop culture and she had to learn how to swim very fast," she added.