Ray J’s lawyer said that his infamous sex tape with Kim Kardashian still haunts the singer’s life and career.
Ray’s lawyer issued a statement earlier this week after TMZ.com reported that someone has offered to buy the rights to the steamy video "Kim K Superstar." Vivid Entertainment currently owns the rights to the video, valuing the item at $30 million or more.
While Ray stands to earn a sizeable amount from the video, Ray’s lawyer claims it’s nothing in comparison to the repercussions the singer has suffered since the tape leaked.
“My client rarely has a conversation with industry professionals where the tape has not been mentioned or questioned," Ray’s lawyer said. "No amount of money can relieve him from this nightmare."
Many people credit the infamous tape as being the thing that initially gave Kim relevance in pop culture beyond just being a socialite. Once she landed in the national spotlight, the E! network gave her a show that has become the epicenter of a thriving Kardashian family branding empire. "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" has spawned several spin-offs, specials and products, including a line of clothing for Sears called the Kardashian Kollection.
Now Ray is looking for a pay day from the tape.
Although Ray is okay with the tape being sold, he supplied a list of his demands that must be met before the video could hit the market, according to Singersroom.com.
Since Ray still has partial copyright ownership of the sex tape, his lawyers warned Vivid that "any attempts to transfer the copyright outside of these parameters will result in filing a motion with the courts to seek an injunction of any sale until Ray J’s rights are protected."
Kim has yet to comment on the anonymous buyer’s bid, but there is speculation that maybe the offer came from her camp.