Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has insisted she did not sell a story about her estranged husband Lamar Odom to a magazine in the middle of his health crisis.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is featured on the cover of the latest issue of People magazine, and in the accompanying interview, she discusses her relationship with the retired sportsman as he recovers in a Los Angeles hospital.
Khloe has barely left his bedside since he was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel earlier this month (Oct15), and she called off their divorce, sparking speculation they were reconciling after a two-year separation.
In the interview, Khloe revealed she has not reconciled with Lamar, but simply put the divorce on hold while he recuperates, but she has since faced a backlash over the candid chat.
Social media users have accused her of using the tragedy to court publicity for her new advice book, but Khloe is adamant the photoshoot and the bulk of the interview was completed before the crisis.
"I want to make this very clear... My People cover, I shot and interviewed for prior to all the events that happened," she writes in a post on Twitter.com. "It was contracted press for my book that I wrote months and months ago. Timing is what it is... Shame on you all for thinking the worst of me. It's been a tough few weeks. I don't need your f**ked up energy!... Know the facts before you throw stones.
"I had to do a follow up 5 minute phoner (phone interview) after the events only because I was contracted to. I cancelled my book tour to avoid this attention... To the ones who uplift and send love... I love you more! I appreciate the support. Have a great day babies! Kisses and hugs."
In the interview, Khloe said of Lamar's condition: "Every hour is different. It goes up and it goes down. Things are progressing, but it's a very serious situation."