and Kourtney Kardashian
, stars of the new reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians
that premiered on October 14 on E!, is facing a controversy regarding some sexually explicit nude pictures that were offered for sale to media outlets. According to sources, the photos of Kim, who is now 27, and Kourtney, 28, were reportedly taken 11 years ago when they were still underage. Some of the pictures featured Kim naked while Kourtney was seen in sexual poses with a naked man.
Nude photographs of underage Kardashian sisters were offered for sale to media outlets earlier this month by San Fernando Valley photographer Eric Ford. But a representative from the Kardashians released a statement saying, “Any publication that would print these pictures, which are considered child pornography, will be subject to the same criminal investigation as the agency who is attempting to sell them.”
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This prompted the FBI to conduct a criminal investigation. A source said that authorities seized the racy photos and computer equipment, including Ford's laptop. However, he was not arrested, pending the results of a criminal investigation.
This wasn't the first time Kim got involved in a scandal. Though her initial media attention was primarily centered on her close friendship with Paris Hilton
(The Simple Life
), her notoriety exploded after it was revealed that she had made a sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray-J.
In addition to the nude photos, Vivid Entertainment, the company that released her sex tape, has also announced plans to release new footage of Kim from a second sex video. The announcement coincides with the launch the Kardashian's reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
“[Vivid] can't let our fans [and Kim's] know that we're not finished with her sexy escapades on tape. New footage has emerged and will soon be making its way to KimKSuperstar.com,” the entertainment company said on the release of the second tape.
Meanwhile, fans can catch Kim, Kourtney, along with sisters Khloe
, and half sisters Kendall
, mom Kris
and stepfather Bruce
on Keeping Up with the Kardashians
which airs every Sunday at 10:30 pm on E!
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: New York Daily News
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