New York: Kim Kardashian’s former publicist Jonathan Jaxson has hired Kris Humphries’ attorney for legal fight against the reality TV star after she “ruined” his life. Jaxson, who worked as the reality star’s first press rep, said he’s ready to set the record straight about the 31-year-old and has retained Humphries’ divorce attorney Lee A. Hutton 3rd to help him achieve his goal. According to Jaxson, he wants payback after threats of defamation action from her attorney “ruined” his life.
“I’ve been through hell and back,” a leading daily has quoted him as saying.
Last fall, Jaxson angered the socialite and her representatives when he made comments claiming that Kardashian’s lavish August wedding to Humphries was done for publicity. Jaxson said that in November Kardashian’s attorney Marty Singer sent a demand for arbitration to the American Arbitration Association claiming the publicist had violated a confidentiality clause in his contract with Kardashian and seeking 200,000 dollars in damages.
A source close to the situation said Singer had 90 days to push ahead with the claims via arbitration and adds that the deadline passed on Thursday without any further action from the Kardashian camp. Jaxson, however, said he never signed a confidentiality agreement. He’s also furious that Singer released a statement that claimed he’d never worked as Kardashian’s publicist. He called it “a complete lie” and plans to prove it. In the wake of Singer’s filing, the publicist said he became so stressed that he attempted suicide and subsequently racked up thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Although Jaxson doesn’t yet know whether he’ll file suit, he said he has hired Hutton as counsel. The Minnesota-based Hutton is also representing Humphries in his divorce from Kardashian.
“He’s willing to take a stand and fight against this family and most people are scared to do so.” Jaxson said.
“He’s the best for the situation and it’s not because he represents Kris Humphries,” he added.