Kim Kardashian leaked a sex tape in 2007 to become famous, according to a new book by Canadian journalist Ian Halperin. The book, titled Kardashian Dynasty, claims the second eldest Kardashian sibling was advised by a friend to not only produce, but to also deliberately leak, a sex tape in order to achieve fame. Kim Kardashian took that advice and made a sex tape with former boyfriend Ray J in 2003, which was then leaked four years later, allegedly with the help of her mother, Kris Jenner.
Thirteen years ago, when Kim Kardashian decided to make a sex tape, the now-35-year-old American reality TV star was only in her early 20s, and already somewhat famous thanks to a public friendship with another very well-known American socialite and reality TV personality, Paris Hilton. Kim's father, American attorney and businessman Robert Kardashian, had also already put the Kardashian name in the spotlight nationally when he represented accused murderer and retired American football player O.J. Simpson back in 1995.
But Kim Kardashian reportedly wanted wider notice for herself and her family name. She wanted to be "put on the map," according to author Ian Halperin, who recently wrote the tell-all Kardashian book, Kardashian Dynasty. The 304-page, extensively researched book that's currently only available for pre-order, accuses Kim Kardashian, as well as the Kardashian matriarch, Kris Jenner, of planning, making, and leaking a sex tape to the adult entertainment industry via a third party.