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Kris Humphries Responds to Herpes Lawsuit, Says Accuser Tried to Extort Him For $24 Million

Kris Humphries has finally fired back against Kayla Goldberg, the woman who recently filed suit against the NBA star for allegedly giving her herpes after a 2010 sexual encounter. Last week, Humphries’s attorney, Lee A. Hutton III, denied Kris had the herpes virus but he’s now revealing what Kris believes is Goldberg’s motivation: cold, hard cash.

According to Team Humphries, Goldberg first tried to extort millions from Kris in exchange for not going public with the information. He refused, so she then filed the suit

“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,” Hutton says in a statement obtained by Wetpaint Entertainment. “Shortly prior to filing the complaint, Ms. Goldberg demanded $24 million from Kris in exchange to avoid publicity on the matter. Athletes and celebrities have a legal right to exist without harassment.”

“It is without hesitation that we will vigorously pursue all available remedies to defend and protect Mr. Humphries against these allegations.”

It’s also worth noting that, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune, Kris isn’t the only defendant named in the suit. Four other men, referred in the suit as “John Does,” are also being sued for possibly giving Goldberg the virus.

Sounds like she’s in for quite the legal battle.

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09.4.2012 / 09:27 PM EDT by Beth Sobol
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