Last year, one of Robert Kardashian, Sr.’s widows made claims in Star Magazine about the late lawyer and his surviving family. Mostly claiming to know that Robert Kardashian confessed on his deathbed to not being the biological father of Khloe Kardashian which added veracity to Kris Jenner’s own claims of an affair around the time of her daughter’s conception. Ellen Kardashian sold her story to the tabloids, was excoriated publicly by the family for doing so, and went radio silent for exactly one year.
But now she’s back and selling more information to another magazine. This time, she’s claiming that Robert Kardashian’s diaries reveal Jenner’s storied history of abusive and neglectful behaviour with the older four siblings.
Ellen Kardashian, who was married to the powerhouse former lawyer of O.J. Simpson, tells this week’s In Touch Weekly Magazine, Jenner stopped parenting when she started cheating.
The cover of ITW says: “A Mother’s Darkest Secrets Exposed. Robert Kardashian reveals from the grave how Kris made his daughters’ lives a living hell. Hit, kicked, and threatened to kill Kim; Ditched her kids on Christmas; Had sex with her lover while young Khloe played in the other room.” That last part is sort of confirmed by Khloe Kardashian, who easily recalls her mother bringing home this random guy, with whom she was having an affair, and introducing him to her kids. Which also left sister Kourtney in therapy well into her 30s for trust issues.
A preview for the story reveals: In August 1989, Kim Kardashian called her father, Robert, in tears. “Kris was kicking and beating her and said she was going to kill her!” Robert claimed in his diary [entry dated August 24, 1989]. “Kim was hysterical. Kris then got on the phone and said, ‘Kim, if you don’t get up here right now you are dead!’” That’s just one of the shocking incidents the late lawyer, who died in 2003, recorded in his handwritten journals. The diaries, which In Touch has obtained exclusively from Robert’s widow, Ellen Kardashian, paint a heartbreaking childhood portrait of Kim, Kourtney and Khloé and a damning picture of mom Kris Jenner. “There was a lot of friction between the girls and their mother,” Ellen tells In Touch. “Robert hated to see them suffer. He tried to be their guiding light.”
Ellen Kardashian also alleges that, in the 80s, when Jenner began her affair with 24-year-old soccer player Todd Waterman, she would forget all about her kids. “She doesn’t leave a number in case of emergency. She doesn’t care!” Robert, Sr. allegedly wrote on December 15, 1989. “She left [the] kids and screwed all night!” That Christmas Day, he added: “Kris couldn’t get her act together” for the holidays, and left him “home alone with 4 kids.” And Ellen claims the entries are authentic, insisting: “These are authentic handwritten journals I have shared, that my late husband Robert Kardashian so carefully wrote during 1989 and 1990 at a most trying and touching time of his life. They are my personal possessions and he left them to me on his passing.”
For comparison, the Kardashian’s former nanny sold a book about the kids claiming Jenner was controlling but overall a hardworking, busy mother with good kids. And Jenner’s former lover, Waterman, with whom she had the affair near the time Khloe was conceived, claimed Jenner was vapid, materialistic, and fame-seeking and raised Kim, the favourite, to be the same way.
UPDATE 1/24/13: The family released a statement: “We have no knowledge of these diaries existing and these accusations are ridiculous and not true.”