Kim Kardashian's ex-publicist apologizes over 'staged' marriage comments

Published: 02-22-2012

Kim Kardashian's former publicist has issued a public apology to the star for alleging her short-lived wedding to Kris Humphries was staged to gain media attention.

Jonathon Jaxson, who claimed to have worked for the star between 2007 and 2009, spoke out in the wake of the star's decision to divorce her husband of 72 days, alleging he often used to craft publicity stunts to boost her profile.

After claiming he knew the wedding was "staged", Kardashian's legal team launched a $200,000 lawsuit, accusing him of undermining her reputation.

Now Jaxson has taken to his website to write an official apology to the reality TV beauty, insisting the comments were his personal opinion and not fact.

He writes, “I wanted to apologize publicly to Kim Kardashian for any confusion that I may have caused by the personal statements I made recently regarding Kim Kardashian.

"I would like to further clarify that I did not have any first hand knowledge of Kim’s relationship with Kris. Any statement I made regarding Kim and her marriage was my opinion only and was not intended to imply first hand knowledge of Kim’s thoughts and feelings."