Caitlyn Jenner’s publicist attacks ‘extremely harmful’ claims that Olympian will de-transition
Caitlyn Jenner’s publicist has hit out at claims by a biographer that she will de-transition.
In the book, ‘Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family’, author Ian Halperin quotes a “longtime friend of Jenner’s”.
The biography, which makes some pretty serious claims against Caitlyn Jenner, also continually misgenders her, using male pronouns and her former name.
According to Halperin, who spoke to the Wrap this week, “multiple sources” had told him that Jenner regrets her transition.
“One source confirmed to me Caitlyn has made whispers of ‘sex change regret,’ hinting she might go back to being Bruce Jenner,” Halperin said.
The author claims that Jenner may de-transition “in the next couple years,” despite being proud to have campaigned on trans issues.
“It hasn’t been easy for Caitlyn, it’s been very hard,” the “friend” told Halperin.
“She’s thrilled she has raised awareness about how transgender people have long been discriminated against but I think there’s a chance she’ll de-transition in the next couple years. I don’t think it would surprise anybody in her inner circle. It has been much harder than she anticipated. My heart goes out to her and I know her true friends will be there to support her on whatever path she chooses.”
But now long-time publicist Alan Nierob, who has represented Jenner since the 1980s, and who is credited with handling publicity around her transition, has said the reports are “flat out not true and extremely harmful.”
A rep for Jenner also told the New York Daily News that: “Of course it’s not true.”
“Not worth commenting on such an idiotic report,” continued the unnamed rep.
Another of Jenner’s reps spoke to Gossip Con to say that the claims by Halperin are the “dumbest statement of the day.”
Kris Jenner recently said she’s ‘thankful’ she never doubted her gender – and turned to God to deal with her ex-spouse’s transition.
Caitlyn Jenner publicly came out as transgender last year – but recently revealed she first tried to transition decades ago, before meeting future wife Kris Jenner.
The former Olympian explained that Kris Jenner had banned her from presenting as female during their marriage, adding: “The rules with Kris and I were, ‘Don’t dress up, certainly around the house.’
“If you really need to do that, when you’re on the road, take stuff and do that.”
Kris, having been silent on the former Olympian’s transition, eventually broke her silence to say she thought it is “amazing”.
In January, Caitlyn Jenner settled in a lawsuit over a car crash which killed a woman.
In February 2015, shortly before coming out as transgender, the former Olympian and TV reality star was involved in a car pile-up on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, which killed one person and injured seven others.
Jenner has faced legal action on a number of fronts over the incident, with the family of deceased woman Kimberly Howe filing one lawsuit, Hollywood talent manager Jessica Marie Steindorff filing a second, and a family of five who were injured filing a third.