THE Kardashian family is allegedly attempting to block a new book based on Kim’s sex tape with ex-husband Ray J.
Publishers had reportedly been interested in a new book by a former Kardashian confidant, Kevin Dickson, that follows the main character Zia Zandrian who releases her own sex tape into the world, at the urging of her own mother.
Called Post Famous, Zia’s life is said to be based on Kim Kardashian however Page Six claims that publishers are now wary of accepting the novel due to a potential legal backlash from the famous family.
“It seemed a dead certainty that the deal would happen [with that publisher],” an insider told the publication.
“Another author [who writes for] the same publisher even reached out to Kev to say that they were excited because they’d heard that they were [now both] going be published by the same company.”
But Dickson’s agent has been given “polite passes” and the source shared that publishers realised “it wouldn’t be worth the hassle”.
Dickson was reportedly used as a go-between for the Kardashians and In Touch magazine in the early days of their E! reality show; he has published two other books about celebrity called Blind Item, and Guilty Pleasure.
Kim’s sex tape had been filmed in 2002 when Kim and boyfriend Ray J had enjoyed a ski trip to the luxury Esperanza resort in Cabo, Mexico, to celebrate Kim’s 23rd birthday.
They took a handheld camcorder with them and filmed themselves goofing around for the camera, and also having sex.
By 2006, Kim was beginning to make a small number of appearances in the media as the best friend of Paris Hilton, the Hilton hotel heiress who had found global fame as the star of both Fox’s The Simple Life and 1 Night in Paris – a 2004 sex tape that she had filmed with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon – and in March 2007, the tapes that Kim and Ray J had made were released to the public by porn company Vivid Entertainment as Kim Kardashian, Superstar, a 41-minute movie.
Kim sued to prevent it from being released before settling out of court – but the ten years since have seen the one-time stylist transform into a pop culture icon.
The Sun has contacted reps for Kardashian’s and Dickson for comment.
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