Kim Kardashian is not trying to buy her own sex tape from Vivid. Rumors that the socialite was trying to get it off the internet once and for all appear false. However, someone out there is still hoping to scrape together $30 million for the X-rated video.
Vivid’s Steve Hirsch tells TMZ the shopper’s identity remains unknown, but the client’s rep swears it isn’t Kim or any of her friends, family or associates.
However, Kim and the public may find out soon enough. Hirsch, whose company owns the rights to the video, says he/she will reveal themselves and their reasons for wanting the tape, once they have the goods. The buyer just needs to come up with a few more million to seal the deal.
"It made sense the entire time it would be Kim, but it appears it’s not,” he tells TMZ.
News of the negotiations surfaced in early September, just after Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Humphries. In a letter obtained by TMZ, Nashville lawyer Adam Dread told Hirsch, "The party we represent does not intend to distribute or broadcast the 'tape,' but hopes to completely remove it from the market,” adding that any outtakes or unused footage would be of interest too.
The video, purchased by Vivid for $1 million back in 2007, costars Ray J (singer Brandy’s brother). He doesn’t know the mystery buyer either, but told TMZ he “absolutely” wants it off the market too.
Kim Kardashian Superstar
Released in 2007, 'Kim Kardashian Superstar' is the DVD title of a celebrity sex tape staring R&B singer Ray J and his partner at the time, Kim Kardashian. The full DVD lasts 41 minutes in length and is largely made up of sexual intercourse between the two partners. In Kim Kardashian's sex tape, we see plenty of effort from Ray J and a general lack of enthusiasm from Kardashian herself – although many claim that she does a great job at "sitting back and looking pretty".
Lots of legal issues and controversial incidents surrounded the release of the film. It was claimed that in 2007, Vivid Entertainment acquired the rights from a legitimate source and set about releasing it. When the news of its existence found its way to Kim Kardashian, she set the wheels of a lawsuit in motion. Eventually, the two parties settled out of court for a fee of $5 million USD. Kim Kardashian's celebrity sex video eventually led to E! offering her family a reality TV show titled 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'.