Kim Kardashian and Ray J‘s intercourse tape was a hit proper out of the gate, making greater than 1,000,000 bucks within the first 6 weeks after its launch … and in accordance with an electronic mail despatched to them, they had been each making severe financial institution.
We have obtained an electronic mail from Vivid Leisure honcho Steve Hirsch dated Could 1, 2007, wherein he informs Kim the tape made $1,424,636.63 in income, together with the bulk, $1,255,578.50, coming from DVD gross sales.
It is attention-grabbing … the tape was launched on March 14, 2007. Kim filed a lawsuit on February 21, 2007, in opposition to Vivid, claiming she did not authorize the discharge of the tape. That case was dismissed — presumably, it was settled — April 27, 2007. Simply 4 days later, Kim received the e-mail from Vivid on gross sales numbers.
Ray J stated over the weekend, Kim truly signed on from the get-go, and even produced his contract with a listing of the intercourse tapes … saying Kim wrote the stock listing. He additionally produced a letter from her and says it is the very same handwriting.
Hirsch has overtly talked concerning the deal previously, calling it a “troublesome deal to get performed” as a result of he says Kim really didn’t need the tape out.
Ray J says their deal was that every would obtain $400,000 plus 12.5% of the income. These figures are mirrored in Hirsch’s electronic mail to Kim and Ray J.
Ray additionally claims Kris Jenner truly checked out each intercourse tapes and selected the one the place Kim seemed the perfect. BTW … we’re advised Kris’ signature shouldn’t be within the contract. Hirsch has additionally maintained Kris had no function in promoting the tape.
As for the two intercourse tapes, Ray J says one was shot in Cabo and the opposite in Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara tape has by no means been launched.
Ray J says he has a whole lot of different receipts to again up his declare. He went on a tear after Kris took a lie detector take a look at that she says proved she was not concerned within the sale of the tape.