There is no love lost between Kim and Khloe Kardashian towards their father Robert Kardashian‘s widow, Ellen Pearson Kardashian, and in depositions the reality TV stars revealed that their one-time step-mother was a ‘snake in the grass,’ and never approved of OJ Simpson’s long-time friend marrying the real estate agent, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Kris Jenner, and her children with Robert filed a lawsuit against Ellen, alleging she sold their property, including family photos and writings, to a publishing outlet in January 2013.
The Kardashians are asking for $500,000 in damages, in addition to profits, statutory damages, punitive and exemplary damages, claiming Ellen licensed their belongings to Bauer Publishing, which subsequently published the material in their magazines In Touch and Life & Style.
Ellen filed a counter-suit against the first family of reality television, accusing the quintet of a litany of civil offenses, including defamation, intentionally inflicting emotional distress, civil harassment, a civil conspiracy to defame and the public disclosure of private facts.
On Jan. 14, both Kim and Khloe were deposed in the ongoing legal battle, and held nothing back about their feelings about Ellen.
Q: What is your opinion of Ellen?
Kim: That she is a slippery snake.
Q: And what is that based off of?
Kim: Selling information on a family, making up lies to benefit herself with the intent to harm others.
Q: So would it be fair to say that you dislike Ellen?
Kim: Yeah, I dislike her. I think that she — I don’t agree with her decisions as of late. And I didn’t agree with her decisions when she wouldn’t give us back property or ever since she married my father, I haven’t agreed with her decisions. I feel like there was an agenda there — but I don’t think about Ellen. I don’t spend my time worrying about her, because I try to be a positive person.
Everyone is pushed to a limit, and no matter how positive you are, you can look at someone and say, wow, they are a slippery snake, they make awful decisions that are hurtful. I’m not going to try and do the same thing about her or all of this information that I’ve said about her today would have been in the tabloids, and I could have done exclusives myself, but I choose to try and live a positive life, and I have other things to worry about than Ellen. But because I call her a slippery snake, that is definitely my opinion of her.
Q: When would you say that opinion of her started?
Kim: More recently, after she sold the diaries. I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt when they got married, thinking, like, okay, she’s trying to push us out, she got married, you know, she has an agenda. I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt that maybe she was grieving and have a hard time, but her actions proved otherwise.
Soon-to-be Lamar Odom’s ex-wife revealed she didn’t think Ellen was ever the right woman for her dad.
Q: And why was that (that you & your siblings didn’t like Ellen)?
Khloe: We just didn’t feel like she was a — a good fit for my dad. They would fight a lot, and they would break up all the time.
Q: You said your sisters were on the same page as you, though, that you were all on the same page?
Khloe: That they should not be getting married, yes.
Later, Khloe was grilled about where she was when her father passed away.
Q: And do you know where your passed away?
Khloe: At our home in Encino.
Q: Were you there for his passing?
Khloe: Hours prior, not when it happened.
Q: Where were you — where were you during his passing?
Khloe: A friend’s house.
Q: Do you know if Ellen was there when your father passed away?
Khloe: No, I do not know.
The youngest Kardashian sister was asked why she posted messages on social media about Ellen, calling her a ‘piece of trash.’
Q: Is it fair to say that you dislike her?
Khloe: I dislike what she’s done. I don’t know her, like, at this moment to say that. I don’t even know if I would know what she looked like if she came in right now. I’ve kind of blocked her out of my mind.
Q: Because of the things that she’s done?
Khloe: Yeah, I mean, I just — she’s just not — I like to focus on positive people….for anyone that loves someone and claims that this is their husband, why would you do — and if you loved them, you love their children, why would you do something that would hurt their children — or especially so many years later, why bring up such — like our father’s passing, I don’t know if you’ve ever lost a parent, but any sort it’s devastating, especially of something so quickly.
Just, I don’t understand the timing of it. I don’t get why ten years you wait, why all of this. I could just — I thought it was very calculated and cold thing to do, and also like re — it’s our father, like let him rest in peace. Like that’s not respect in my opinion.
Q: So you think that Ellen was being disrespectful?
Khloe: To my father. To her, quote husband — that’s disrespectful.
Q: What about to you and your siblibings?
Khloe: Yeah, it’s disrespectful, but you should respect us based off the fact we’re his children, if she really loved. You love who they bring — who your significant other bring to the table.