Khloé Kardashian told Mike Fleiss she's not "clickbait right now"

By Rachel DeSantis
February 24, 2019 11:20 AM

Khloé Kardashian is shutting down speculation that she’s the next Bachelorette.

The reality star threatened legal action against The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss following a string of tweets in which Fleiss said he’d been in contact with Kris Jenner about the possibility of Kardashian starring on the ABC series.

“I’m not f—ing clickbait right now,” Kardashian wrote on Twitter Saturday. “Stop or you will be hearing from my lawyers. How insensitive!!”

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 34, was responding to a Fleiss tweet in which he said that Kardashian would be unable to tell sister Kim Kardashian West about the gig because of “strict confidentiality agreements.”

Fleiss, 54, first floated the idea of having Khloé star in her own season of The Bachelorette on Wednesday, after the star’s personal life was rocked by an alleged cheating scandal involving boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 27, and Jordyn Woods, 21, the best friend of Khloé’s youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, 21.

On Thursday, Fleiss wrote that any decision regarding Khloé’s possible appearance on the show would need to be approved by his “dear friend” Kris — and one day later, Fleiss said he and Kris “have already been in contact.”

Kim Kardashian West and Mike Fleiss
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On Saturday, Kim challenged Fleiss’ claim with a tweet in response to a report about the speculation. “Fake f—ing news big time!!!!” wrote Kim, 38.

Fleiss questioned her knowledge of the situation, writing, “How would @KimKardashian know??? This is between me and @KrisJenner — and most importantly @khloekardashian !!!”

Kim shared a screenshot from a text thread with Kris, 63, and Khloé in which both denied having anything to do with The Bachelorette.

“No lol,” wrote Kris.

“Ewwww I mean put some respeck [sic] on my name,” replied Khloé.

After Khloé weighed in Saturday, Fleiss said that his goal was not to create clickbait, as she called it, but rather to simply help “people find true love — nothing more!!!”

“One of the things we look for in choosing #TheBachelorette is a great sense of humor… Might be time to look elsewhere,” he added.

“I sincerely offered our assistance. If a certain someone thinks he/she doesn’t need our help to find true love, so be it!!!” wrote Fleiss in a follow-up tweet.

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On Saturday, a source told PEOPLE Khloé is having a hard time coming to terms with Thompson’s alleged tryst with Woods.

“Khloé is still hurt. She still can’t believe that Tristan hooked up with Jordan,” the insider told PEOPLE. “Everyone thinks she will be better off now. Tristan won’t be able to hurt her again. For him to hook up with Jordyn is the ultimate betrayal.”

As for her future, the insider said “Khloé has so much to look forward to” — especially Khloé and Thompson’s 10-month-old daughter True.

“True is such an amazing little girl. Khloé has a great life with her. Khloé will focus on True and her job that she also loves,” the source said.

Khloé Kardashian and Malika Haqq

Khloé appeared to weigh in on the situation Saturday with a series of cryptic Instagram posts.

“Don’t let shame keep you from asking for the support you want. Suffering is done in silence, end it with speaking up. Everyone has a dark chapter. Make your shadows go away by shining light on yours,” one quote read. “Find the encouragement and strength needed to face the sun. Remember clouds are always temporary. Believe it gets better.”

“We have to accept that some people are really f—ed up and it’s not our job to heal them,” another post read.