Khloe Kardashian did not hire off-duty cops to trail Tristan Thompson, despite a claim circulating online. The reality star herself is slamming the false rumor. Gossip Cop can also explain how it originated.
On Wednesday, the head of Black Sports Online tweeted, "Tristan Thompson on Being Held Hostage By Khloe Kardashian; Can't Leave The House Without Her, How He Had to Give Up All His Passcodes & How Khloe Hired Off Duty Cops Make Sure He Can't See Thotourage." The story to which the tweet links is headlined, "Tristan Thompson Says Khloe Kardashian is Holding Him Hostage & Won't Let Him Leave LA or Go Anywhere Without Her." The article quotes from a RadarOnline report, which doesn't feature any quotes from Thompson himself, but describes the NBA player as "miserable," and alleges Kardashian "won't let him leave" Los Angeles and return to Cleveland.
The site's writer goes on to contend, "Khloe has hired off-duty cops to track TTK when he does manage to go out alone," and further adds, "I heard a story where he wanted to go to CVS and Khloe wouldn't let him go without her, I can't imagine being under that type of pressure." The part about "off-duty cops" being hired "to track" Thompson links to a previous Black Sports Online story titled, "Details on Khloe Kardashian Spending $1000s a Day to Hire Off Duty Cops Following Tristan Thompson Around So He Doesn't Cheat With The Thotourage." That piece also cribs from RadarOnline, which alleged Kardashian "hired private investigators and off-duty cops to follow the love rat NBA star's every move."
It's readily apparent that BSO made no effort to fact-check any of these claims, and the website also offers no proof for the contention that Kardashian wouldn't even let Thompson go to CVS alone. But the allegations made their way to the new mom on Saturday, after someone shared the aforementioned tweet, and tagged Kardashian writing, "Jus[t] put him on an ankle monitor sis @khloekardashian." Kardashian replied on Twitter, "If you are corny enough to believe something like this than [sic] you must have a very miserable and boring life."
She even added, "The fact that you felt the need to tweet me this already sheds light onto the kind of life you have." It also sheds light on the outlets that make-up these phony stories and spread them. When a fan subsequently told the "KUWTK" star, "The things people make up are wild. They're clearly happy and moving forward, a ton of your favorite celebrities have done the same. Wish them the best and stop bringing up the past," Kardashian wrote back on Twitter, "Thank you love. Opinions I don't mind but blatant lies I can't handle."
Furthermore, it should be noted there's clear evidence the basketball player isn't being "held hostage" nor is he forbidden from leaving L.A. Earlier this week, Us Weekly reported Thompson traveled to his hometown of Toronto for a "guys' night." Additionally, just a few days ago RadarOnline peddled a new, equally wrong report about Thompson "ditching" Kardashian in L.A. and going back to Cleveland. The online publication's inconsistent and contradictory falsehoods show it doesn't care about truth-telling.
Conclusion: RadarOnline stories about a "miserable" Thompson being unable to "leave" Los Angeles and Kardashian using "private investigators and off-duty cops to follow" him were picked up by Black Sports Online. The blog spread the claims despite having no evidence that they're true, and now Kardashian herself has spoken out and confirmed they're actually "lies." It was also reported days ago that, far from being a "hostage," Thompson traveled out of the country.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.