Khloe Kardashian’s viral, ‘unedited’ bikini snap was reportedly captured by her grandmother MJ.
In recent days, the reality star, 36, urgently called in her PR team to remove the leaked snap – which is said to have been taken by Kris Jenner’s 86-year-old mum – according to legal documents reportedly seen by The Sun.
The new legal document issues a statement by their family lawyers, which says: “We are counsel for Mary Jo ‘MJ’ Shannon.
“Copies of a photograph, captured by our client, which captures her family member Khloe Kardashian in a private location (wearing a leopard print bikini), have been unlawfully posted online, without authorization.”
The photo, which appears to have broke the internet, showed mum-of-one Khloe looking natural, wearing no makeup, with her hair scraped back into a ponytail.
It was taken during the Kardashian family’s Easter break.
Khloe, who was reportedly not happy with the snap, ensured the Kardashian PR team got to work in having the photo taken down from several sites online.
The offering was “posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant” and due to Khloe not giving the go-ahead for the snap to be released, the family urged for it removed.
According to Page Six, the image that shows Khloe in a leopard print bikini is authentic and several online pages have been asked to take down the snap as it was unauthorised.
“The colour edited photo was taken of Khloe during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant,” Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, said in a statement.
“Khloe looks beautiful but it is within the right of the copyright owner to not want an image not intended to be published taken down.”
A source also told The Sun that Khloe “freaked out” as the photo was posted “by mistake” and she reportedly felt “embarrassed”.
They told the publication: “She was freaking out and within minutes the photo already began circulating everywhere.”
In recent months the Keeping Up With The Kardashians personality has come under fire from fans for her changing looks.
She recently appeared to fire back at bitter fans who continue to point out how her looks differ from the first series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians aired 14 years ago.
The Good American brand owner could be seen venting about being trolled about her appearances in scenes that recently aired on E!.
During a chat with on-off lover Tristan Thompson, she told: “My soul is at a breaking point in regards to the public thinking they’re allowed to talk about my weight, my face, my personal life.”
“Actually, I don’t want to hear this any more. I’ve always been incredibly open with this show and my life, but I just don’t think I have it in me anymore. It’s not healthy for my spirit,” she added.
And the TV star spoke out about the constant comments she receives about her dramatic change of appearance after a fan of Khloe defended her following an unflattering article headline.
A TikTok user stuck up for Khloe and says her change of appearance from 2007 to 2021 is ‘normal’ as anyone could drastically change over more than a decade.
In response, Khloe shared: “I don’t want anyone to kiss my ass. I’m not asking for that. But what I am asking for is for people to realize just what articles like this [do] to someone’s soul and confidence.”
The Mirror has contacted Khloe’s rep for comment.
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