Kim Kardashian's mum 'linked to sex tape release'

Kim Kardashian's mum may have been involved in setting up the sale of the star's steamy sex tape, it has been suggested.

A source had told Star Magazine via Radar Online that Kris Jenner had a helping hand in the distribution of the video to help her daughter find fame and cash in on the X-rated scenes.

The sex tape, which showed the reality TV star getting down and dirty - and possibly using condoms - with rapper Ray J, was released in 2007.

However, buxom beauty Kardashian appears to have moved on from the scandal and is now romantically linked to music megastar Kanye West.

According to the insider, Ms Jenner was "totally involved" in arranging the sale of the saucy footage.

"The video already existed and Kris was there every step of the way as a middleman brought in to market it to an adult entertainment company," the source added.