Khloe Kardashian and Brothel Owner In A War of Words After Lamar Odom's Hospitalization
Lamar Odom’s estranged wife Khloé Kardashian and Dennis Hof, the owner of the brothel where the former NBA star was found unconscious, are in a war of words, as Kardashian demanded that Hof stop speaking to the media.
“They asked me to refer all calls to Khloé and I said no… tell Khloé Kardashian to go to hell,” Hof told INSIDE EDITION.
“Why didn’t they call me and say. ‘How’s Lamar? Where’s his belongings? What can you tell me, Dennis, that can help the doctors? That’s the call I wanted to get,’” he continued.
But Kardashian’s rep responded in a statement that Hof had been asked nicely to stop talking to the press.
“We reached out to Dennis politely asking him to respect Lamar’s and Khloé’s privacy. This is a very painful situation. The idea that anyone would use it to seek publicity is really sad,” the statement read.
Odom, 35, was found Tuesday unconscious with blood and fluid coming out of his nose and mouth at Hof’s legal brothel, the Love Ranch, in Crystal Nevada.
He had been partying since Friday and reportedly did cocaine, drank most of a bottle of cognac and ingested up to 10 herbal sexual enhancement pills called Reload in the days leading up to his collapse.
Odom remained hospitalized in a coma Thursday after undergoing what doctors believed to be a successful dialysis treatment after suffering kidney failure Wednesday, a source told the Daily News. Kardashian, her sister, Kim Kardashian West, and their mother, Kris Jenner, were among the loved ones who rushed to be by Odom's side after his hospitalization.
Jenner took to Twitter to ask for prayers for her son-in-law, calling Odom "our fighter."
Others close to Odom rushed to his bedside and offered words of support.
“I feel for them as a family and as a community of friends who care about him,” Oprah Winfrey said to INSIDE EDITION at the premier of her new TV special, Belief.
“Because when there's somebody in your family who is an addict, or who has chosen that path of drugs, there's almost nothing you can do.”