NFLer Says Kim Kardashian 'Pursued' Him; Star 'Has No Idea Who This Guy Is'
By Marc Schneider Posted Jun 8th 2011 12:10PM
At first it reads like your classic everyday tabloid story. Kim Kardashian, newly engaged, has been caught cheating with a hunky football star. P'shaw, right? The difference: The "other man" is the one doing the talking, not the anonymous "close friend" that seems to pop up in other stories. New England Patriots star Bret Lockett (amazingly) tells In Touch Weekly in their newest issue that Kardashian "pursued me" before and, according to the report, after she began dating now-fiance Kris Humphries.
"I knew this was a game to her, and this is what she does," Lockett is quoted as saying. With the help of Lockett's brother, Colin, the report tells of a flirtatious texting relationship that began when he was told by Kim's friend, Lauren London, that the reality star wanted the footballers number. Colin handed over the digits and before long, "They chatted, and then they started texting each other."
Naturally, the reality starlet is already fighting back.
"The story is absolutely not true," Kardashian's rep tells PopEater. "Kim has no idea who this guy is and is preparing to take legal action."
Later Wednesday, Kardashian took to her Celebuzz blog to rip the "loser I've never even met" in a tersely written statement.
"This guy should be ashamed of himself," Kardashian writes of Lockett. "Calling up a magazine and making up an entirely fake story in a sad attempt to ruin my relationship!?!?! It's just shameful and this guy should feel ashamed and humiliated. Is this your pathetic attempt for attention? I'll be damned if anyone, especially some loser I've never even met, is going to try to come between Kris and me."
In the blog post, Kardashian argues that London has never met "this guy" and therefore could never have given him her number, as well as she laughs off the word choices in some of the texts as not how she would talk to a man. And then there's the shaming of In Touch.
"It makes me sick to my stomach that any one can call up a magazine, tell an entirely fake story, provide fake proof, and the magazine will go ahead and run it... just to sell copies!!! What a crazy world," she writes.
Also not backing down: In Touch Weekly. "We stand by our story," a spokesperson told us in a statement.
The star's lawyer, Dennis A. Roach, has already sent a letter (obtained by TMZ) to In Touch, saying the cheating allegations "are, at a minimum, damaging, defamatory, and an invasion of her privacy." They are asking the tabloid to "immediately refrain from publishing, distributing or disseminating any factually untrue and unsubstantiated information."
The two never actually met, but continued to send sexed up texts to each other, according to the magazine. Sources say she asked him to send a "sexy picture" of himself to her but he responded to "be patient."
If true, does a few flirty texts constitute cheating on Kardashian's part? The issue of cyber-flirting has certainly become a hot button issue in the wake of Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal.
Lockett's management has not responded to PopEater's request for comment on the story. We'll update if and when they do.
Kardashian got engaged to New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries on May 18 and is now sporting a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond on her ring finger. No wedding plans have been set, but we have a feeling we'll hear all about it soon.
The pair met in November.
This will be Kardashian's second marriage, actually. She and music producer Damon Thomas tied the knot in 2000 when she was 19, but it ended four years later. She went on to date singer Ray J (her sex tape co-star), football stars Reggie Bush and Miles Austin and model Gabriel Aubry. This is Humphries's first marriage.
Naughty But Nice columnist Rob Shuter contributed reporting.
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