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 response to an e-mail despatched to them, they had been each making critical financial institution.
We have obtained an e-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 obtained the e-mail from Vivid on gross sales numbers.
Ray J mentioned over the weekend, Kim really signed on from the get-go, and even produced his contract with a listing of the intercourse tapes … saying Kim wrote the stock record. He additionally produced a letter from her and says it is the very same handwriting.
Hirsch has overtly talked concerning the deal prior to now, calling it a “tough deal to get completed” as a result of he says Kim actually didn’t need the tape out.
Ray J says their deal was that every would obtain $400,000 plus 12.5% of the earnings. These figures are mirrored in Hirsch’s e-mail to Kim and Ray J.
Ray additionally claims Kris Jenner really checked out each intercourse tapes and selected the one the place Kim appeared the perfect. BTW … we’re informed Kris’ signature will not 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 tons of of different receipts to again up his declare. He went on a tear after Kris took a lie detector check that she says proved she was not concerned within the sale of the tape.