The Kardashians are reportedly working hard to block the publication of a novel based on Kim Kardashian’s infamous sex tape scandal.
According to PageSix, former family friend Kevin Dickson has written a book called “Post Famous”. The novel’s main character, Zia Zandrian, bears a striking resemblance to Kim Kardashian. Among other extremely familiar plot points, Zandrian sells her sex tape for $5 million at the urging influence of her mother.
Dickson is a former tabloid editor who worked with the family and In Touch magazine from the start of Kim’s career up until their blow up during her divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries.
But sources tell PageSix that publishers are being turned off from the novel by strong-arm tactics coming from the Kardashian side.
Insiders at one publishing company said they were told that if they published the book, they’d face a legal backlash.
“It wouldn’t be worth the hassle,” said the source.
Kardashian’s infamous sex tape with Ray J was released in 2007 by Vivid Entertainment. The company’s founder Steven Hirsch has denied rumors that Kris Jenner was involved in the sale of the sex tape and calls it all “nonsense.” He did confirm that Kim K was paid $5 million for the tape. Kris Jenner has also denied leaking her daughter’s sex tape.