Author Ian Halperin has come out swinging at Caitlyn Jenner’s camp after a representative for the former Olympian denied Halperin’s claim that Jenner might reverse her gender transition.
Halperin, author of the recently published autobiography “Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family,” told TheWrap on Thursday that he believes Jenner expedited the transition process in order to deflect attention from a fatal February 2015 car crash in Malibu that left one woman dead.
“It didn’t surprise me in the least” that Jenner’s representative would deny the story, Halperin said. “There’s millions of dollars at stake now.”
“I firmly stand behind the story,” said Halperin, who estimated that Jenner will de-transition in approximately three years.
A Jenner representative had no comment for TheWrap on Halperin’s new claims. On Thursday, a Jenner rep denied the author’s earlier assertions to New York Daily News, saying, “Not worth commenting on such an idiotic report … Of course it’s not true.”
Halperin said that, in researching his book, he went undercover, seeking a consultation from Jenner’s doctor for the same procedure that Jenner underwent, and infiltrating transgender groups.
“My sources are really deep in this; I really examined his transition,” Halperin told TheWrap. “I conclude that he never officially transitioned.”
Halperin also asserted that he’s “almost positive” that Jenner still possesses male genitalia.
“She has breasts but hasn’t had gender reassignment surgery so de-transition is a snap,” he said.
Halperin asserted that Jenner, fearful of criminal charges stemming from the Malibu crash, rushed the transition in order to shift focus from the accident.
“He was petrified, Bruce Jenner, that homicide charges would be filed,” Halperin said. “He misdirected everybody’s attention in the world.
“It was a brilliant misdirection,” Halperin added. “We all forgot about poor Kim Howe, who was killed.”
Halperin stressed that he feels sympathy for Jenner, and said he’s “sorry for the struggles that she’s gone through.”
He added, “She’s done a great job for transgender rights, but something smells.”
On Wednesday, Halperin told TheWrap that, while researching his book, multiple sources told him that Jenner had been miserable for months and has considered transitioning back to a man.
“One source confirmed to me Caitlyn has made whispers of ‘sex change regret,’ hinting she might go back to being Bruce Jenner,” Halperin said.