15 years after the release of that infamous sex tape, Kim Kardashian is battling to stop another explicit video being made public.
Kim Kardashian has called in lawyers in a bid to stop another sex tape being made public.
The reality star fears ex-boyfriend Ray J — who featured with her in her infamous video shot nearly 20 years ago — plans to make millions by releasing other intimate recordings.
Kim, 41, has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars hiring a crack team of lawyers to shut him down. And she is determined to protect her family “at all costs”.
A source said: “Kim knows that Ray J made other tapes of them together. Some of the footage will be incredibly intimate.
“She has told lawyers, ‘over my dead body is this happening again’.”
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The first tape threatened to ruin Kim’s career before it had really begun, but in the end helped catapult her to fame.
She and rapper and actor Ray J were 22 when the film was made.
She was still a relative unknown when it was released in March 2007 by Vivid Entertainment under the title Kim Kardashian: Superstar.
She had appeared as Paris Hilton’s stylist on The Simple Life but was better known as OJ Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian’s daughter.
But a few months later, thanks to the business prowess of “momager” Kris Jenner, Keeping Up With The Kardashians debuted on TV screens.
Despite action by her parents, the tape spread across the internet.
Kevin Blatt — who had helped release the Paris Hilton sex tape with poker player Rick Salomon, One Night In Paris — claimed in an exclusive interview with The Sun that he was offered the chance to buy the tape from Ray J in 2006.
Blatt, now 53, said he was unaware of who Ray J was but agreed to a meeting.
Ray J told him they filmed the romp while on holiday in Cabo, Mexico, on Kim’s birthday.
But Blatt said he never heard from Ray J again, and ultimately the 41-minute video was given by a third party to Vivid Entertainment.
Kim filed a lawsuit against Vivid soon after, accusing it of releasing the tape without permission.
She dropped the suit after Girls Gone Wild creator and family friend Joe Francis helped her acquire $US5million for its distribution instead.
Kim is now desperate to protect her four children, aged from two to eight.
She has completed her divorce from rapper Kanye West, 44, and is now dating actor and comedian Pete Davidson, 28.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.