November 14th, 2011
01:04 PM ET
Kim Kardashian's sure keeping the courts busy these days.
When not filing for divorce, the 31-year-old reality star is slamming a man who says he's her former publicist with legal documents seeking $200,000 in damages.
CNN has confirmed TMZ's report that Kardashian filed arbitration papers on Friday against Jonathan Jaxson, a fellow who's been making the media rounds saying that Kardashian has a history of crafting situations for cameras and publicity.
Updated 5:15 p.m.: Kardashian's publicist told CNN, “As a result of Jonathan Jaxson communicating outrageous false statements last week, Kim Kardashian commenced legal proceedings on Friday afternoon against Jaxson.
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 says he did PR work with Kim when she was still in a relationship with Reggie Bush, and told the radio program "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show" last week that he recalls Kim staging a proposal from her then beau, Bush.
He also said on HLN's Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, "I knew what her life was going to become, eventually, we all had it planned it out for her, and she kind of had it planned out for herself." But, he says, "Her divorce really has taken me by surprise. Kim's always been one of these women to work on her relationships...it's very shocking to me....She definitely didn't give it a fighting chance, but what she did do is make a lot of money off her wedding."
Kim is fighting back, with her lawyer telling CNN that Jaxson was never Kim's publicist. According to her lawyer, she's seeking at minimum $200,000 in damages as well as an injunction.
Jaxson tells CNN in a statement, "First and foremost I have not received any legal documents pertaining to the alleged suit that was conveniently leaked to TMZ before the filing has been made public. 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."
Jaxson is also promoting his book, "Don't You Know Who I Am Yet?," and he clarifies in his statement that it's not about the Kardashian family.
"It chronicles one's 15-minutes of fame and I am very candid about my work in Hollywood and those I worked with and those I met along the way as a former Hollywood publicist," Jaxson says. "Kim was a client and someone I worked behind the scenes with on far more than what was on TMZ. I have all the proof and I feel there is no need to further justify this. The photos, videos, audio, and everything else speak for itself and prove who is lying here."
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