Courtney Stodden’s mother, Krista Keller, has managed her daughter’s career since Courtney Stodden married Doug Hutchison of Lost fame when she was 16 and he was 51. Courtney Stodden broke up with her husband in November of 2013 before reconciling nine months later.
In the meantime, Courtney Stodden’s mother has managed Courtney’s career through her appearances on Couples Therapy and Celebrity Big Brother, but it seems that the recent release of Courtney Stodden’s sex tape is more than her manager/mother can take, Us Magazine reported.
Citing “creative differences” as the reason for her resignation, Courtney Stodden’s mother has yet to comment directly on her daughter’s sex tape. However, in an interview with Fox News, she hinted that it may have played a part in her decision to move on.
“I think you can figure out why.”
Krista Keller went on to say that she felt she had not been respected and listened to in her role as Courtney Stodden’s manager.
“It’s very disappointing because I felt that things were not being done the way I felt they should be done. I think there was interference there and not in the best interest of her career. I’m not putting people down, I’m just saying I wish things would have gone differently in the last 6 months in her career and as far as the decision making, I feel as the manager, I should have been respected and listened to.”
After all, it’s one thing for a sex tape to be leaked and distributed, and another thing entirely for someone to accept a $1 million offer for their own homemade solo sex tape to be distributed. As Pérez Hilton reported, Courtney Stodden claims that she has been “painted into a corner” and that she had no choice but to accept Vivid Entertainment’s $1 million offer, whereas the law is clear that the sex tape could not legally be distributed without her consent.
We can imagine that negotiating the finer points of your daughter’s sex tape release may be a little awkward for some mothers, even if she does plan on donating the proceeds to a children’s charity.
As the New York Daily News noted, it seems only fitting that Courtney Stodden would donate the proceeds of her sex tape to a children’s charity, given that she very recently was a teen bride herself.
“It’s my privilege to be able to lend myself to various causes that are dear to my heart. Our precious innocent animals and children in need deserve our endless love and attention!”
Krista Keller, who is only a year older than Courtney Stodden’s husband, isn’t planning on giving up her management career anytime soon. In fact, the Hamilton Spectator reported that she will be concentrating on helping her husband promote his Christian ministry website while she looks for other clients who need management.
“I will also be on the lookout for people that I would like to manage to help them reach their goals in the entertainment industry. I plan to use my time now to help my husband, Reggie, with his Christian website called PowerSharing.com, which is a ministry to uplift and inspire others to follow their dreams through faith.”
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