Fans might think they know everything about Kim Kardashian‘s sex tape, but new details have just surfaced about the XXX video.
Ten years after her sex tape leaked, it is being reported that Kim, who was 23 years old at the time, was with her former BFF Paris Hilton in Australia when she got the devastating news.
Kevin Dickson, a former editor at In Touch Weekly, reached out to the KUWTK star in 2007 after rumor of the home video with ex-boyfriend Ray J dropped and was surprised when he found himself talking to The Simple Life star instead.
Kim and Paris in 2007.
“[Kim] was crying in the background,” he told Page Six. “She’d seen the story by then, and Kim’s saying, ‘It’s not me, it’s not me.’”
He continued, “Kim denied it and denied it and she was denying and crying at the same time.”
We imagine Paris, who had a famous sex tape of her own, gave the then-unknown beauty some good advice.
While Kim did try to stop the publication of the video, she ultimately settled with Vivid Entertainment for a reported $5 million.
“Then she calmed down,” Kevin added. “When [Vivid] talked money with her, she started talking [to me] more frequently again.”
Just months following the release of Kim Kardashian, Superstar, the Kardashian family landed a reality show on E! and the rest is history.
However, Kim, 36, has always been vocal about her sex tape regrets.
“I think that’s how I was definitely introduced to the world, so I like to think that I’m aware and not naive to that fact, ” she told Oprah Winfrey. “But I do know that again it’s something that I would take back. I’m definitely not grateful for that experience, I would say if I had one regret that would be it. If I were to do it again, like live my life again, obviously I wouldn’t do that again. If I had the information and would’ve known better, I would’ve done better.”
For a look back at Paris and Kim’s friendship, click through the gallery below!