SOURCE: Vivid Entertainment

April 30, 2007 14:38 ET

Socialite Kim Kardashian Drops Lawsuit Against Vivid Entertainment

Vivid and Ms. Kardashian Reach Settlement for Sale of "Kim Kardashian Superstar"

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 -- Vivid Entertainment Group says socialite Kim Kardashian has dropped a lawsuit that she lodged against the company after release of "Kim Kardashian Superstar," a sex video she made three years ago with her then boyfriend, R&B artist Ray J.

"We are pleased that Kim has dropped her legal action against us," said Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment. "We met with her several times and finally reached a financial arrangement that we both feel is fair."

"We've always known we had the legal right to distribute this video which became an instant best-seller and we've always wanted to work something out with Kim so she could share in the profits," added Mr. Hirsch.

The DVD has become a best seller in adult video stores and on online at shopvivid.com following its release in March. It is also a popular "Download to DVD" through alladultchannel.com and was available for streaming online through the website kimksuperstar.com.

Ms. Kardashian, daughter of O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian and a close friend of Paris Hilton, claimed she had not authorized release of the video, for which Vivid had paid an unidentified third party $1 million. As part of her commitment to drop the suit, Ms. Kardashian agreed to a lump sum financial settlement for the sale of the DVDs.

About Vivid:

Founded in 1984, Vivid Entertainment Group is the world's leading adult film company. Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films and through a licensing and marketing program that extends to advertising, apparel, book publishing and other products. For more information contact rm@vivid.com

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