Bill Asher is a well established executive in the porn industry who joined Vivid Entertainment, LLC as Co-Owner and Co-Chairman in 2001. Over the years, Bill Asher and the Vivid Entertainment team have helped establish the careers of many adult actresses who became household names, including Sunny Leone and Kim Kardashian.
Known today as a fashion icon and reality television star, the latter actress catapulted to fame with the release of a sex tape filmed with ex-boyfriend Ray J. After initially suing Vivid Entertainment for tape ownership, Kardashian subsequently settled for an estimated $5 million. Less than a year after the tape’s breakthrough success, she had the chance to become a reality TV star through the family-centered reality series Keeping up with the Kardashians.
In a recent wrinkle in the story, estranged husband Kris Humphries reportedly made claims that the tape was instigated by Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner, with the original re-filmed, as it did not portray her in an attractive enough light. This claim has been countered by Kim Kardashian, who asserts that she did not confide about the tape with Brooklyn Nets star Humphries during their brief relationship.