Conducting research. Kim Kardashian‘s new true crime podcast was called out for allegedly not contacting the victims mentioned on the show — but the team asserts they took the necessary steps.
The reality star, 41, narrates “Kim Kardashian’s The System: The Case of Kevin Keith,” which debuted on Spotify on Monday, October 3, explores the life of convicted murderer Kevin Keith. Kardashian’s eight-episode series attempts to make a case for Keith’s release from prison, and two of his alleged victims aren’t pleased with the podcast.
Quanita and Quentin ReevesKeith shot six people in 1994, leaving three others dead. Interview with the Daily Mail on Thursday, October 6, the duo claimed they were never approached about the KKW Beauty founder’s project. “She did not contact us, not one time,” Quentin alleged. “If Kim Kardashian wants to get involved, she should come and meet us face-to-face.”
He continued: “We saw it with our own eyes. You don’t forget something like that. I don’t care what Kim Kardashian says — Kevin did it.”
Quanita, meanwhile, claimed that she didn’t hear anything from the team behind the podcast until Monday when the first two episodes went live. “We should have been the first call,” she told the outlet.
Despite the pair’s accusations, Tenderfoot TV and Big City TV denied any wrongdoing. “The production team of The System made multiple attempts to reach out to the Reeves siblings. At the time, they decided not to share their story and requested we no longer contact them,” a statement on behalf of the company read on Thursday, per TMZ. “If they have reconsidered, we welcome them to sit down for the podcast at any time.”
The KardashiansIn June 2020, the star signed an exclusive deal with Spotify for a series on criminal justice reform. This is something she has been passionate about in recent times. True crime aficionado and producer Lori Rothschild AnsaldiThe episode, which will continue to be released on Mondays, saw the California native join the project.
The Skims CEO spoke to Keith during the premiere episode. Keith is currently serving a life sentence in Ohio and does not have the chance of parole. “I’m really hopeful for this podcast, just to get your story out there because I think it’s so important for people to understand that … our system is so f–ked up,” she noted.
Kardashian spoke out earlier this month about what inspired her and why she decided to pursue this case on her show. “Ultimately, everyone wants to feel safe in our society. People should feel safe and supported causes to let people out. [of prison], and obviously policy has to change in order for that to happen, I think storytelling is key,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “Sharing people’s stories that are not just on a rap sheet will help people get comfortable and understand where someone has come from. Usually, you don’t hear the other side. Usually, you hear triple homicide and you get scared, especially if they’re convicted. No one’s going to look into [that person’s case]There was not enough physical evidence to link him. [to the crime].”
As a fan of the “Serial” podcast, Kardashian said that she wants to dive into a new case with each season of “The System.” When asked how she juggles all of her business ventures with filming her reality show and studying for the bar exam, the beauty mogul joked that she hardly sleeps.
“But it’s a choice that I am choosing to make,” she continued. “School is very time-consuming. It’s a couple of hours every day, but anything that I’m involved in is going to be a hundred percent of me, and my time is really micromanaged. I plan to finish law school, and then open a firm that employs people who were previously in prison. But that might take a while.”