Seacrest hit with Kardashian defamation suit

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Ryan Seacrest is now embroiled in Kardashian legal drama.

Kris Jenner’s children with late attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr., including Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob, asked for over $500,000 in damages from the patriarch’s widow Ellen Pearson Kardashian.

Apparently they were incensed that Ellen decided to share writing from their father’s personal journal with the public.

Ellen filed a countersuit claiming the family sued her in order to keep their E! network viewers tuned into Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Ryan Seacrest Productions is the company behind Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Radar Online reports that a separate lawsuit was filed against the broadcasting entity on Wednesday.

Ellen has named Ryan Seacrest Productions, Bunim-Murray Productions, Jenner Communications, Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Rob and Kris as defendants in a defamation lawsuit.

Apparently Ellen accuses them of “intentional infliction of emotional distress”.

According to court documents the Kardashians siblings’ former stepmother is convinced they hired a private investigator to frame her for ratings on their show.

“[A PI contacted Ellen to get her to] buy damaging information about herself and Jenner that he had obtained through investigations which were purportedly ordered by Robert Kardashian prior to his death…,” the papers read.

“When Ellen refused to engage in such a discussion or transaction, Jake [the private investigator] abruptly and menacingly terminated the dialogue by threatening to turn the information over to the Kardashians.”

The Kardashians have been accused of manipulating ratings before.

Kris caught heat for it recently by sending an expensive gift to New York Post columnist Linda Stasi after the critic slammed the reality star’s new talk show.

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