I know that he feels that also.” Shuter: “I didn’t know who Ray J was.He was Brandy’s little brother, who apparently wasn’t so little.– a Nashville, Tennessee, attorney who had successfully, albeit briefly, gotten singer Mindy Mc Ready’s tape removed from Vivid’s site — was contacted about “Kim Kardashian, Superstar.” Dread: “I became friends with Steve Hirsch over taking the [Mc Ready tape in 2010] down and because of that — I guess because of the media on that — I was then approached by somebody who wanted to buy the Kardashian tape and remove that.I can’t disclose names or numbers, but it was somebody that just really wanted to take it down.Even before [Hirsch named his price], it just kind of fell apart even after the first conversation.” Hirsch: “I can only say that it’s the most popular tape we’ve ever done. We’re 10 years into it and [the tape is] definitely in its later stages.Revenue-wise it has generated more income than any other tape that we’ve done. I think that most people who wanted to see it has seen it.Look at the ‘Fappening’ [a massive 2014 online dump of hacked celebrity nude pictures and videos] and even the thing that happened to Erin Andrews [the ESPN reporter who was secretly filmed undressing in a hotel room, the video of which went viral in 2009].Every person today on their private phone has something they probably don’t want people to see, whether it be nude pics, sex pics, or something they don’t want out there.
I don’t believe that excuse the sex tape ‘made her.’ Paris Hilton made Kim Kardashian and that reality show [‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’] made Kim Kardashian.
I remember people who saw the tape saying what an enormous penis he has, but I couldn’t tell you who he was. I don’t see him on the circuit or that sort of celebrity club world that they all go to or the same restaurants.
Unless he walks around with his junk hanging out, I wouldn’t recognize him. And there’s only so many marketing opportunities for that. I’ve never seen him as part of that world.” Several years later, in August 2011, shortly after Kardashian married NBA player Kris Humphries, Adam Dread, Esq.
Kardashian initially had sued to prevent it from being released, but ultimately settled the suit.
It is no exaggeration to say that in the 10 years since, Kardashian has transformed American culture.