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Kim K Mystery Buyer

Wants Sex Tape

OFF THE MARKET

8/30/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Someone is looking to buy the rights to the Kim Kardashian sex tape from Vivid Entertainment ... claiming they're willing to pay big bucks to "completely remove it from the market."

TMZ has learned the mystery buyer has hired a lawyer in Tennessee -- who fired off a letter to Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch yesterday which reads, "I was approached by a private party who has asked us about looking into the possibility of acquiring all rights of the Vivid, 'Kim Kardashian Sex Tape.'"

The lawyer adds, "The party we represent does not intend to distribute or broadcast the 'tape,' but hopes to completely remove it from the market."

The buyer also wants to purchase all of the raw, unused footage (sex tape outtakes) that never made it to the DVD.

The lawyer never identifies his client -- but leaves a giant hint ... writing, "We would purchase any other footage you may have control of that involves Ms. Kardashian."

The lawyer NEVER mentions the other person in the tape -- Ray J.

Sources close to Kim wouldn't tell us if the reality star is the mystery buyer ... but did reveal that Kim has previously shown interest in buying the rights to the tape.

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Bad Motherhugger    

Well, "mystery buyer person", have fun while your trying to get the "tape" off the tubesites, file exchange networks, file storage sites etc., too! It's just going to take the rest of your life and then some. You might want to google the word "internet" and find how this stuff REALLY works.

1097 days ago
17.

PaulWS    

The only thing it stops is Vivid selling it. Theres millions of sites that have it posted for free.

1097 days ago
18.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

pointless and a waste of money. You made it onto the internet and nothing ever truly leaves the internet. You can buy it all up and sue everyone you see but it will always be available online. Not to mention the fact that many many people already have seen it or own it and you cannot get your hands on those copies. Sadly for you there is one thing your money cannot buy you, your dignity back.

1097 days ago
19.

BaadBoy    

Steve Hirsch should make Kim DIG DEEP. He's sitting on a goldmine because she's desperate to get the rights. Kim can buy the tape back but can't change what she is; She's trash in pretty bag.

1097 days ago
20.

Jeff Portlance    

Remove the tape and that should remove the Kardasians right? Lets face it, thats the only reason this familys show does so well. People / guys want to see the porn psuedo actress. I want to see that Scott dude bought off as I like Kourtney. She should have done the movie instead of Kim.

1097 days ago
21.

magmax    

Her plan is to protect her marriage by buying the video, Photoshop Kris' head over Ray J's, and then convince Kris he was the one doing her. Her rationale is he married her so he'll probably fall for this too.

1097 days ago
22.

jack-55d79    

It's obviously her husband, who maybe feels a bit uncomfortable about it. Particularly if they're planning to have kids (imagine having your friends at school seeing your mom's sextape - that's why pornstars use assumed names, to keep their real name clean). It's kind of pointless though, like whack-a-mole, and will just be a constant stream of income for lawyers writing cease and desist letters to people pirating it after official distribution ends. It went out on DVD so it's not even like they'd have control of the, presumably, hundreds of thousands or more physical copies. I heard, I may be wrong I haven't seen it (looks kind of mundane), that it was obvious from the tape's dialogue itself that she planned it after the Hilton tape. So I think the moral of the story is that if you get famous from leaking a sextape don't ever expect to have more than superficial, nominal, control over its distribution and it may well be quite embarrassing in the future.

1097 days ago
23.

ElJay    

I caught a glimpse of her Honeymoon tape on Youtube: KIM KARDASHIAN'S HONEYMOON CELEBRITOONS

1097 days ago
24.

ElJay    

I caught a glimpse of her Honeymoon tape on Youtube: KIM KARDASHIAN'S HONEYMOON CELEBRITOONS

1097 days ago
25.

Sloane    

would be great if it were gone for good!
most people in their late teens or early twenties have also probably done some pretty stupid things that weren't illegal either and we wouldn't want the world throwing it up in our face repeatedly for the rest of their lives -especially when we finally mature and are no longer the same person any more
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don't know anyone who would want their youthful stupidity and poor choices following them in such a public manner
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I wouldn't
and if people reading this are honest they wouldn't want it either-for themselves, or their their children's young legal indescretions
....just sayin'

1097 days ago
26.

nicole    

I smell pimp mom all over this. Kinda late in the game seeing how millions have already viewed the boring thing. Who would really pay top dollar other than pimp mom or kim herself? duhhhhh

1097 days ago
27.

Sloane    

and to Baby K postings
thanks for the posting but I have read your cut and paste work already
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and KARMA for you would be someone who intensley dislikes you summarizing your life -each and every little indescretion or show of bad judgment,rudeness (at work, at home, with friends, how you treat strangers, how many homeless people you walked by without caring etc) in print in the same sympathetic manner that you have done for Kim for all the world to read
and every time they heard your name they put it out there again...sarcastic, demeaning, exaggerated, maybe inaccurate- but that wouldn't matter as long as they felt entertained and superior at your expense
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I'm not wishing it on you
just sayin'
Karma for you wouldn't be pretty

1097 days ago
28.

some guy    

I see Harvey's still in love with Hirsch. When's he gonna dump that loser.

1097 days ago
29.

Hope    

Goodness. Such virulent misogyny. Such violent hatred of women, female sexuality, and sex in general. And such jealousy. You people are truly scary. Why are you so filled with hate? What has this woman done to you? Nothing. Frightening...

1097 days ago
30.

JoynerDwight    

i cant believe this!! me and my sister just got two i-pads for $42.77 each and a $50 amazon card for $9. the stores want to keep this a secret and they dont tell you. go here BidsOut.com

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