It’s been a little over a week since rumors swirled that NBA player Tristan Thompson might have cheated on Khloe Kardashian again. Now, however, the athlete has clapped back via lawyer, sending a cease-and-desist letter to the podcast that posted the cheating allegations. Here’s what went down.
A few days ago, a podcast broke the news that Tristan Thompson may have strayed on his lady love, Khloe Kardashian, whom he had been working to publicly win back for quite a long time. The “No Jumper” podcast broke the news, having on a lady guest, Sydney Chase, who alleged that Thompson had cheated on the famous Kardashian sister with her.
Now, No Jumper podcast host Adam John Grandmaison confirmed the cease-and-desist letter, noting that the podcast immediately pulled the moment from the interwebs. (The episode now exists, just without the Sydney Chase comments.) At that point, however, the quotes had already run around. Per Grandmaison, had he known how explosive the comments actually were, he says he would never have aired them in the first place, telling Page Six:
Yeah, we got a cease-and-desist and deleted it. Honestly, I wouldn’t have posted it in the first place if I knew it was going to mess up a relationship.
This might seem like a strange response, but the relationship between Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson has not been particularly straightforward, so it's easy to see how someone might not be up-to-date on what's going on. The two had a daughter together, True, back in 2018. Around the time of True’s birth, there were rumors that Thompson had cheated on her repeatedly and later in 2019 it was confirmed that the NBA player had kissed Kardashian family friend Jordyn Woods at a party.
A lot of Keeping up with the Kardashians’ Khloe storylines have revolved around whether or not Tristan Thompson has been doing the work to gain the mother of his child’s trust back. But according to what Sydney Chase said on the No Jumper podcast, she did not know Tristan Thompson was in a relationship at the time, also describing his penis as a “peek-a-boo dick.” The timeline for all of this was allegedly January of this year, a few months before Khloe Kardashian started sharing positive posts about recommitment, such as this one:
For her part, Sydney Chase has claimed she did not receive a cease-and-desist letter about her comments, telling TMZ that she wasn’t about to let anyone no matter the “money or fame they have, to shut you down or tarnish your name.” Soon after, that outlet did confirm attempts had been made to send cease-and-desist letters to accounts that were seemingly connected to the social media personality. Furthermore, some of the content of the cease-and-desist letters that were sent by famous lawyer Marty Singer have also been leaked. Those refer to Chase's claims as "pure fiction."
Your claim that you had a relationship with Mr. Thompson is pure fiction. The purported texts you claim exist are equally fictitious, and they put words in my client’s mouth that he never said that are contrary to his thoughts and feelings. This is defamatory.
Reports also indicate Ms. Chase may have been taking screenshots of increased engagement on her social media to land more sponsors and she also allegedly pitched a show with Blac Chyna following her comments on the podcast. Neither Tristan Thompson nor Khloe Kardashian have publicly commented.