Bruce Jenner’s stepdaughters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, have distanced themselves from the Olympic gold medalist as a police investigation continues of the Feb. 7 car accident that left 69-year-old Kim Howe dead. Kardashian, a sex tape star, and her press-mongering sisters are reportedly concerned about bad publicity.
Jenner won’t appear much on season 10 of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and will not discuss his sex change transition on the family’s reality TV show following the tragic car crash.
“Bruce and the boys are almost completely out of the picture,” a source told TMZ. In January, Kim Kardashian proclaimed she “fully supports” Jenner’s sex change transition to a woman, and remarked that Bruce was “the happiest” he had ever been after reportedly coming out to his family as transgender.
Leaked media reports teased that Jenner would discuss his sex change on season 10 of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which premieres March 15. However, the bad publicity surrounding the car accident and Bruce’s decision to do his own docuseries and TV interview about his sex change have put the brakes on a “KUWTK” cross-promotion.
Jenner, 65, has postponed his sex change surgery until after the police investigation of the car crash is finished. Bruce has also stopped filming his E! reality TV show documenting his transition to womanhood and has no immediate plans to resume filming.
“There is no timetable for when Bruce will resume filming the docuseries,” an insider told Radar. “Obviously, it’s not the priority right now, given the severity of the situation that Bruce is facing.
The source added: “From a public relations standpoint, it would also be in very poor taste to be filming a reality show after Bruce was involved in the crash. Everything in Bruce’s life is on hold right now, and it will likely remain that way until the police investigation is completed.”
May Pay Millions In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Meanwhile, new reports say Jenner could be charged with involuntary vehicular manslaughter after a video of the car crash showed he was at fault in the accident that resulted in the death of Kim Howe, a 69-year-old widow.
A recreation of the car crash based on a video from a local commuter bus indicated Jenner hit both cars in front of him (see above).
Jenner also rear-ended a Prius that was in front of the white Lexus. The driver of the Prius was not hurt. Bruce passed a field sobriety test at the scene of the accident and voluntarily agreed to a blood test at a local hospital as part of an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.
While getting his blood drawn, medical technicians asked if Jenner was taking any medication, and he replied that he had been taking a very low dosage of female hormones that his doctor had prescribed. The hormones reportedly did not play a role in the car crash.
Bruce’s rep also denied he had been texting immediately before the crash crash, saying phone records will prove he was not texting. Legal experts say it’s unlikely Jenner will face jail time, but the former Olympic decathlete champ may be forced to pay millions in a civil wrongful death lawsuit.
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocates have thrown their support behind Jenner, whom they believe can shine a spotlight on gender identity issues that have been the source of shame and suicide among the LGBT community, Celebrity Health reported.
Sources recently revealed Bruce knew he was transgender since age 5 but hid his gender identities issues out of shame and fear. Jenner’s ex-wife, Chrystie Scott, recently revealed Jenner has been cross-dressing for years.