Lamar Odom’s Drug Abuse — Did the Kardashians Leak This Story?

khloe Kardashian, Lamar OdomDespite popular opinion, TMZ is a credible entertainment news outlet. Its founder, Harvey Levin, is an attorney, and as an attorney, he’s well aware of defamation, and a slew of other causes of action related to lying or publishing inaccurate information. So when TMZ exposed Lamar Odom’s alleged drug abuse, I immediately hypothesized the source of the leak, and all signs point to the Kardashians. How else would they know that Khloe Kardashian hired a private investigator who “stood guard” outside Lamar’s rehab facility? This certainly could have come from a reliable “friend,” but TMZ is far too smart to risk legal liability unless it came from the Kardashians themselves.

And now for my larger point. If the Kardashians did in fact leak this, then I’m inundated with unfavorable adjectives that I will leave out of this article. Why would anyone think its okay to publicly expose someone’s drug addiction? Lamar Odom has his own career, his own children, and his own family to worry about, and this revelation does nothing to ensure his recovery. If it’s a PR move to preempt a divorce fallout from the cheating rumors flying around, then it’s nothing short of evil. Perhaps I’m wrong. I realize they all willingly chose to expose their private lives for public gain. But there’s a line in the sand, and if I’m right, this crossed it.

Tabloid Treats — Weekend-in-Brief




  • Jimmy Fallon’s daughter was born via surrogate. People
  • Vince Vaughn welcomed a new baby boy. USA Today
  • Nicole Scherzinger is back with Lewis Hamilton. Inquistr
  • Are Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom having marriage problems? Radar Online
  • Kevin Federline married longtime love, Victoria Prince. Us Magazine
  • Usher won a renewed custody battle against his ex-wife. Digital Spy
  • Kim Kardashian & Kanye West aren’t selling their baby pictures. TMZ
  • Real World star, Sean Sasser, died of an AIDS related illness. He was Pedro Zamora’s former lover, and bravely became one of the first gay relationships ever seen on television. New York Times