It has been said the Kardashian-Jenner clan has been “America’s Royal Family” while attracting and holding interest of fans across the nation. However, a book by Ian Halperin dubbed as Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family, claimed the American television personality Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, only came out as transgender to “avoid manslaughter charges” for the death of Kim Howe.
Reportedly, Howe (a Kardashian neighbour) was rear-ended by Bruce on the Pacific Coast Highway. In Halperin’s book, which quoted anonymous friends of the Kardashians and Jenners, stated that while Caitlyn had indicated indirectly at her true gender identity while living as Bruce, the gender transition of Bruce was in a rush due to the deadly accident in Malibu that left Bruce dealing with manslaughter charges.
Halperin quoted the Kardashian friend as saying, “Before Bruce got into the accident, Bruce gave the world hints about his true sexuality. After the accident, Bruce went full steam ahead. I truly believe he was trying to misdirect the negative publicity he received after the car crash….It was clear Bruce was worried about being charged.”
Kris Jenner was not as supportive of Caitlyn either. Daily Mail reported that Kris Jenner tried to prevent Caitlyn from coming out as transgender, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” leader, even encouraged the Olympian to “pray away” the idea of becoming a woman. Kris told him he should pray, “that church could help heal him.”
Page Six also claimed Halperin had a conversation with an NCAA coach, and the coach made it known that Caitlyn’s former wife “had influenced him to suppress his desire to be a woman for all those years.”