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It's bluff-calling time: Kim Kardashian has seen her alleged former publicist and raised him a lawyer. A damn good one, at that.
Last week, Jonathan Jaxson identified himself as Kim's former publicist (mistake No. 1) and began yapping to anyone with a video camera that he believed the reality star's short-lived marriage to null was staged, that Kim was still hung up on ex null and all manner of other unseemly and potentially reputation-damaging allegations.
He was paid a fair bit of media mind because he seemingly had proof of a connection to Kim, in the form of photos, alleged contracts, and still viewable YouTube videos.
Well, it looks like the time has come for Jaxson to learn what the rest of the nation has long known: nobody messes with the Kardashians and gets away with it.
The 31-year-old is fighting back with one of the best legal eagles money can buy, enlisting the services of Hollywood super lawyer Marty Singer to make sure Jaxson's loose lips get real tight real soon.
E! News has confirmed that Kardashian began legal proceedings against Jaxson—whom, incidentally, sources say was "never" Kim's publicist, and instead "a blogger she met three times"—for what she says are his outrageous and more importantly untrue statements.
"As a result of Jonathan Jaxson communicating outrageous false statements last week, Kim Kardashian commenced legal proceedings on Friday afternoon against Jaxson," Singer told E! News in a statement.
"Mr. Jaxson sought to get his 15 minutes of fame to promote his alleged book by falsely stating he was Kim's publicist. Mr. Jaxson was never Ms. Kardashian's publicist. In fact, in March 2007, Jaxson apologized in writing to Kim for referring to himself as her publicist.
"My client is exercising her legal rights and remedies just as anyone else would do under these circumstances."
Jaxson should've been more careful with what he wished for. He wanted attention, and he's got it. Just not the kind he had in mind.
Still, the alleged PR man is denying any wrongdoing or contract-breaching.
"My opinions regarding her wedding and divorce were just my personal opinions as a commentator at the media's request because of my previous working relationship with her," he told E! News. "Kim was a client and someone I worked with behind the scenes...I have all the proof and I feel there is no need to further justify this."
Time will tell if a judge agrees.