Tristan Thompson is filing a lawsuit against allegations that he cheated on Khloe Kardashian again, sending a letter to the Instagram model who says she stayed with him earlier this year after he said he was single.
Page six reported that the Boston Celtics player sent cease and desist letters to Sydney Chase and the “No Jumper” podcast, which originally broadcast the model’s claims that she slept with Thompson.
Neither Thompson, 30, nor Kardashian, 36, publicly addressed Chase’s claims – which came when the couple reconciled after their relationship was shaken by several previous reports that he was unfaithful.
But a source close to Thompson told Page Six that the situation is “a he-said, she-said”. In Thompson’s opinion, Chase wants to profit from his “15 minutes of fame” by claiming he was unfaithful again.
Page Six reported that Chase was trying to launch a reality TV show and that she did not respond to a request for comment.
Adam John Grandmaison, the host of the “No Jumper” podcast, told Page Six that he received a cease-and-desist letter from Thompon’s lawyer, Marty Singer. The famous and powerful lawyer confirmed to Page Six that he had sent the letter.
Grandmaison said he deleted the initial video from his interview with Chase.
“Yes, we stopped and gave up and deleted it,” Grandmaison told Page Six. “Honestly, I wouldn’t have posted it in the first place if I knew it would disrupt a relationship.”
The podcast has since uploaded the video, but edited the part where Chase talks about his time with Thompson.
During the interview, Chase said he spent a lot of time with Thompson to share intimate details about his anatomy. She also claimed that she asked him bluntly, “Are you single?” She said he supposedly replied, “Yes”.
But Chase said she stopped seeing him after she found out he was back in a relationship with the “Keeping It Upset with the Kardashians” star, with whom he shares a 3-year-old daughter, True.
Following the podcast, Chase turned to TikTok to double his charges and even claim that Thompson sought her out again after the interview aired, Page Six reported. Chase also said that Kardashian sent her a DM on Instagram asking for a “private” conversation.
Chase’s allegations arose when Kardashian tried to overcome another recent constraint: the controversy over her family’s efforts to have an unedited photo of her in a bikini removed from the Internet.
The situation has renewed criticism that Kardashian and her famous reality show sisters profit from a culture that fuels intense scrutiny of women’s appearance and promotes “impossible” and “unrealistic” standards of beauty.
Critics specifically accused Kardashian and her sisters of contributing to the body image problems experienced by many women and girls, constantly publishing edited and retouched photos of themselves when promoting their TV show, fashion and beauty brands and other products.
While Kardashian defended herself by explaining that she also “struggled with body image for a lifetime,” her recent Instagram posts show that she is likely to continue to post glamorous photos of herself that look highly edited.
Kardashian’s recent posts also included photos of just her with her daughter, True, while she wished the girl a happy third birthday.
True’s birth in April 2018 came at a tumultuous time in his parents’ relationship. The athlete, then playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was filmed with several women just days before Kardashian’s delivery.
The couple worked things out, but a few months later Thompson was “very touchy” with another woman at a club, the US Weekly reported at the time.
In 2019, Thompson was accused of yet another cheating scandal, this time involving Jordyn Woods, now Kylie Jenner’s former best friend. That scandal prompted Kardashian to end Thompson – apparently forever.