So much for Bret Lockett just going away.
But at least the NFL player admitted on CNN's Showbiz Tonight that he has never met Kim Kardashian, the woman he has claimed he had a five-month "physical relationship" with while the E! star was involved with Kris Humphries, who is now her fiancé.
When she caught wind of the accusatory In Touch cover, Kim immediately denied even knowing who Lockett was and promised legal action against him and the magazine. Meanwhile, Khloé Kardashian Odom called Lockett plain "crazy."
So what did he have to say for himself last night? And, what's the point, considering they never met?
"I've said before that it was a physical relationship," Lockett, a pariah safety for the New England Patriots, said. "But when I mean 'physical' I say that meaning there was a physical aspect in the relationship, meaning that, I don't really want to get into the details..."
And yet he does a bit, but that's for him to worry about out.
When asked point blank if they'd ever met in person, he admitted, "No, we have not. She was very busy." (Once again, something you don't need to have a personal relationship with Kim to know.)
Lockett claims that they hooked up via phone after Kim's friend Lauren London told Lockett's brother that Kim wanted the athlete's number.
"I thought he was playing," Lockett said, adding that after he gave out his digits, he got a call from Kim 10 minutes later and that's how the whole thing started.
Meanwhile, London has released a statement, obtained by E! News, denying she ever said any such thing.
"To my family, friends, supporters and the media. I have an impostor," she says. "It is similar to identity theft because he/she constantly pretends to be me. This person disrupts my personal and professional life on an almost daily basis. Words cannot express how troubling this situation is for me and my loved ones. The statements made about me in the Kim Kardashian story are 100 percent false. Please repost and thank you for your support."
Showbiz Tonight host A.J. Hammer then confronted the football player with the cease-and-desist (aka, "shut the hell up") letter from Kim's attorney, which demands retractions and apologies for pretty much everything Lockett has claimed.
Among the points of contention: that there was a "secret five-month affair," that Kim engaged in "sexting" or phone sex with Lockett, that Kim sent racy pictures of herself to him, etc.
"I do not plan on apologizing or retracting anything," Lockett said, shaking his head slightly. "What I've said is the complete honest truth. You can't fault somebody for telling the truth. That's just plain and simple."
"At the end of the day," he continued, "I don't understand how you can take somebody to court and sue somebody for telling the truth, because once we all go to court, we are all under oath."
Yeah, if he keeps up this way, he's most likely going to find out just how the suing process works.
—Additional reporting by Ken Baker