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Did Kris Jenner leak Kim Kardashian’s sex tape? A new book is claiming that the rise of the Jenner/Kardashian clan to become one of the world’s most famous families was planned move rather than a coincidence, and that the video’s female lead was in on it as well! Was the sex tape going public intentional or not, and for that matter, how authentic was the tape’s contents? Was Ray J, who also appears on the tape, in on this plan as well?

The book is called Kardashian Dynasty and is authored by Ian Halperin, an investigative journalist. In the book, Halperin claims, via a source in the adult film industry, that the tape was “manufactured” by Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian as a way to make Kim a megastar. The same source says that the idea came from a mutual friend of Kardashian and of Paris Hilton—another person who has a sex tape to thank in part for her fame and success—advised Kim that releasing a sex tape was a way to fast-track oneself to superstardom, leading the middle Kardashian sister to bring the idea up to her family.

Kris Jenner, according to the book, supported the idea and made a behind-the-scenes deal to make sure the tape reached the public. A third party eventually brought the tape to Vivid Entertainment, the company that published it, who got in contact with the Kardashians beforehand as everyone involved needed to okay its being made public. Halperin writes, “It is clear that Vivid would not have announced plans to distribute Kim’s tape without a clear indication from the family that they would give the go-ahead once they had come to terms on a price.”

The idea that Kris Jenner was behind the tape dates back as early as 2012, when Kim’s ex-husband Kris Humprhies first suggested that filming the tape was Jenner’s idea. Kris Jenner has denied the recent accusations, though were they true, she’d have nothing to lose by admitting it; it’s not like revealing that the sex tape leak was planned would magically undo her family’s success. In fact, we’d even wager it wouldn’t hurt their future opportunities as it’s clear that everyone in the world has made up their mind about the famous family.