Khloe Kardashian has responded to the claims that brothel owner Dennis Hof was asked by the family not to speak with the media about Lamar Odom’s stay at the Nevada Love Ranch. Kardashian’s publicist says that the brothel owner was using the “painful situation” to increase publicity surrounding his legal prostitution business.
The Daily Mail reports that Khloe Kardashian’s publicist has confirmed that they “politely” reached out to Love Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof following the collapse of Khloe’s ex-husband Lamar Odom in the VIP suite. The Kardashian publicist says that the owner was asked to respect the family’s privacy during this “difficult time” and to avoid speaking with the press. However, Dennis refused and the publicist says that it is “really sad” that he would use Lamar’s medical state to gain publicity for his Nevada prostitution business.
“We reached out to Dennis politely asking him to respect Lamar’s (and Khloe’s) privacy during this difficult time and refrain from talking to the press. This is a very painful situation, as I know you are aware, and the idea that anyone would use it to seek publicity is really sad.”
As Dennis Hof noted in his interview with Nancy Grace, when the Kardashians requested his media silence, he told the publicist she could “go to hell” and has continued his interviews with members of the media as scheduled.
“Speaking of the Kardashians, I got a call from their publicist today saying, ‘Are you going to do any media?’ and I said yes I’m going to go on the Nancy Grace show. And she said ‘please don’t do that, we’d rather have Khloe say what needs to be said.'”
While the Kardashians are calling out Dennis Hof for using the situation as a means of publicity, the brothel owner is claiming the Kardashians are doing the same. Hof notes that “if [Khloe] really cared about this man, he wouldn’t be at my place with my girls.”
“I was a little nervous at first but it was clear he just wanted to talk. He’s been hurt a lot, I think he doesn’t know who to trust. I was with him for quite a while. He was mellow, melancholy almost. He gave me a kiss on the cheek, like a son would kiss a mother.”
The two legal prostitutes that spent time with Lamar at the ranch, Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe, are both said to be “really upset” about the whole ordeal. The two women were the ones to find Odom unconscious in his VIP suite and sounded the alarm of his medical issues.
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