A lawyer for Kim Kardashian's estranged husband Kris Humphries has vowed to take legal action against a woman who alleges she contracted a sexually-transmitted disease from the sports star.
Kayla Goldberg filed a sexual battery and negligible transmission of a venereal disease lawsuit against Humphries last week (begs27Aug12), claiming he infected her with herpes after they allegedly met at a restaurant and had unprotected sex.
However, a spokesperson for Humphries' legal team, Lee A Hutton Iii, has now blasted the allegations, revealing he plans to mount a case against Goldberg in order to defend the basketball ace's reputation.
He tells E! News, "It is unfortunate that Ms. Kayla Goldberg and her attorneys chose to name my client, Kris Humphries, in a lawsuit alleging such malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims. Shortly prior to filing the complaint, Ms. Goldberg demanded $24 million (Gbp15 million) from Kris in exchange to avoid publicity on the matter...
"Athletes and celebrities have a legal right to exist without harassment. We will vigorously pursue all available remedies to defend and protect Mr. Humphries against these allegations."