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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Kim Kardashian hires lawyer to silence ‘former publicist’


Kim Kardashian. (Lisa Maree Williams - Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian has hired a lawyer to stop a man claiming to be her former publicist from saying her wedding was staged, TMZ reports.

Jonathan Jaxson, who says he worked for Kardashian in 2007, 2008 and part of 2009, told a radio show he “staged several of the moments that the world has seen” from Kardashian's life. While he was not involved with Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Humphries, which ended after 72 days, Jaxson told “Good Day L.A.” it was “obvious” the ceremony was scripted for TV.

“The whole show itself [E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”] was staged to a T,” said Jaxson, who is promoting a book about his time as a celebrity publicist.

“Everything that he is saying is false and nonsense,” lawyer Martin Singer, who has represented Arnold Schwarzenegger and Charlie Sheen, told TMZ. “This guy is in it to promote himself for his 15 mins of fame.”

Singer told Gossip Cop Jaxson “was never Kim’s publicist.”

Kardashian submitted papers to private arbitration seeking $200,000 in damages and an injunction to stop Jaxson from giving more interviews, according to TMZ.

Jaxson defended his statements on his blog, writing, “My opinions have been from my personal point of view based on the statement she posted on her blog and conversations with mutual friends.”

“I have not worked with Kim in a professional capacity in a couple of years and have absolutely no ill feelings towards her what so ever,” he continued.

While TMZ reports that Jaxson signed a confidentiality agreement, he said “to the best of my knowledge” he didn’t.

As of Sunday, Jaxson said he has not been served with legal papers.

This post has been updated.

By  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Categories:  Celebrities, Kim Kardashian

 
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