Lawyers for the 18-year-old E! star have sent a cease and desist notice to former Skins actress Blaine Morris, demanding that she print an "appropriate retraction and sincere apology" for a tweet that allegedly formed the basis for an Aug. 10 New York Post story claiming that Kendall and pal Hailey Baldwin dined at a New York restaurant, left without paying because they were refused alcohol service and then flippantly tossed money at Morris—their server that night—when she ran after them with the bill.
"That horrible moment you chase a Kardashian down the street because she forgot to pay her bill to be thrown money in your face," read the tweet, dated Aug. 5, that Morris later deleted.
Baldwin's rep denied the exchange as it was reported and Kendall tweeted yesterday, "These rumors r absolutely ridiculous! I would never throw money in anyone's face or act that disrespectfully. I was raised better than that." She added, "Said it once and I'll say it again, don't believe everything you read!"
But Kendall wants more than self-vindication.
In the cease-and-desist letter to Blaine, a copy of which has been obtained by E! News, attorney Martin Singer alleged she was the source of the "false and fabricated Statements" used by the Post and called both her statements and tweet "completely false, fabricated and defamatory."
"As you know, when you waited on my client at Mercer Kitchen last week, there was no issue with service whatsoever," Singer charges, writing that Kendall and her party "inadvertently forgot to take care of the bill before walking out." While he agreed with the assertion that Morris followed them out of the restaurant, "there was absolutely no scene as described in the Statements and the Tweet," he wrote.
Kendall "politely handed you $40" on a $33 bill and there is "absolutely no truth to your Statements and the Tweet that the money was 'thrown...in your face,'" Singer continued. (The Post reported that the bill had come to about $60 and Kendall flung a couple of twenties in Morris' direction.)
"Although you are working as a waitress...I understand that you are also a struggling actress whose credits include a handful of television appearances," Singer also wrote. "You no doubt concocted a fictionalized account of your encounter with my client in order to create publicity for yourself and raise your own public profile."
On her IMDb page, Morris' first credit is her recurring role as Betty Nardone on MTV's version of Skins and she has since had bit parts on Fox's The Following and NBC's Deception, which lasted one season.
Kris Jenner will discuss the matter on E! News tonight at 7:00 and 11:30 p.m., only on E!
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