The Kardashian family has been ordered to engage in settlement talks with their former stepmother.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians clan asked for over $500,000 in damages from Ellen Pearson on April 4 for sharing their father’s personal journal with the public.
Ellen, who is the widow of late attorney and patriarch Robert Kardashian, Sr., filed a countersuit claiming siblings Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob and their mother Kris Jenner sued her in order to keep their E! network viewers tuned into their reality show.
Radar Online reports the ongoing feud has been momentarily quashed by the judge overseeing the matter, as Magistrate Jacqueline Chooljian is requiring them to meet civilly.
“The purpose of the Settlement Conference is to permit an informal discussion between the attorneys, parties, non-party indemnitors or insurers and the settlement judge, of every aspect of the case bearing on its settlement value,” Judge Chooljian said in court last week.
This isn’t the first time the Kardashian brood has been mired in controversy over accusations of using underhanded methods to attain high ratings for their programs.
Kris’ new eponymously titled daytime talk show was panned by critics after its debut in July.
One reviewer in particular, New York Post columnist Linda Stasi, was enraged when she got an expensive gift from Kris after writing an unfavorable article on her hosting skills.
Linda wouldn’t retract her opinion that Kris should “shut up” after receiving a dozen cupcakes from the high-end Magnolia bakery and a $325 silver pen from Tiffany’s.
“Does this bribe make me look fat? It does? D**n!,” she mused in a scathing editorial, continuing, “Kris, let’s get something straight right here, right now. I cannot be bought – for a pen. A pen and pencil set, maybe – but just a pen?”
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