No one seems to forget that before she was a reality TV superstar, Kim Kardashian was a porn star, but all of the secrets about how she made bank from that sex tape are about to be revealed.
The Sun reported that a new biography by Sean Smith is going to reveal how she turned the 2003 sex tape with ex Ray J into a career, with the help from her mother, Kris Jenner, and Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis.
“Until she called in close pal Joe to advise her, all she wanted to do was make the tape go away,” the source said.
Francis, according to the report, helped work out a deal for Kim to get paid from the release of the movie, which reportedly earned her $4.5 million.
Kim and Ray J also made a cut of the videos sold or downloaded, which amassed to almost $1.2 million monthly just from online sales. “It remains the best-selling sex tape ever," the report said.
So what was Kris Jenner’s role in it all? According to The Sun, the momager encouraged Kim to consult Joe Francis about the sex tape scandal, because she “had always found him entertaining and great company” and the Kardashian family “trusted him.”
One thing the book may reveal is who was the first to leak the sex tape of Kim, then-just known as Paris Hilton’s best friend, in 2006.
“To this day it is not known how Vivid got hold of the tape,” the report said. “Kim has said she does not suspect Ray of handing it over but has hinted she knows who did.”