Ray J's manager speaks out on 'truth' about Kim Kardashian sex tape
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The manager of rapper Ray J has revealed shocking new insights into the 'truth' behind the infamous sex tape with Kim Kardashian.
The revelations have come as part of a new three-part documentary on Sky, House of Kardashian, which features 'never-before-seen archival footage and interviews from the family's inner circle'.
Following the sex tape emerging, Kim's attorney filed a lawsuit against Vivid in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent it being released.
However, she later dropped the suit after family friend Joe Francis helped her acquire $5 million for its distribution instead.
Over the years there has been a lot of speculation about who exactly leaked the explicit video.
Now, the House of Kardashian doc has taken another look at the circumstances surrounding the scandal, including some big claims made by Ray J's manager, David Weintraub.
In the documentary, Weintraub claims: "Ray Jay and Kim decided that they wanted to distribute the sex tape to market both of their careers.
"At that moment Kim told her mother, her most trusted confidante. ‘We may do this thing, and it might be nuts - but hey, maybe this can be utilised at our discretion to actually be a tool that can catapult not only me, our family [but also] this business to the next level'."
He added: "I think Kris knew that if the tape was released properly and marketed properly, it would open up every door that you could imagine.
“I believe that Kris thought that at that time the best narrative to market this sex tape was for everybody to believe that it was leaked.”
Founder of Girls Gone Wild franchise Joe Francis explained that he believed the sex tape had always been a means to an end.
He said: “Understand the sex tape was not about doing a sex tape, it was a means to an end - it was to create a controversy, to get this thing out and get their names out."
Francis added: "This was the first celebrity interracial sex tape, that could be seen as taboo today, but there's nothing like controversy to create an empire.”
But despite claims implicating her the release of the tape, Kris Jenner has consistently denied any part in it being leaked.
Caitlyn Jenner has also said that she had no knowledge of the tape being leaked.
She told the documentary: “I have no idea, I never ever once had that conversation - or did I wanna have that conversation. But to be honest I just stayed out of it. Kris never talked to me about it, I never talked to Kimberly about it, I don’t know what happened, why it happened.”
House of Kardashian airs on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW on 8 October.
UNILAD has reached out to representatives for Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner for comment.