More than a week after the scandal that rocked the Kardashian-Jenner clan broke, model Jordyn Woods is ready to break her silence on hooking up with Khloé Kardashian’s now ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson. And despite protests from fans, she did just that on Jada Pinkett Smith’s web show “Red Table Talk” Friday.
Woods disclosed to Pinkett Smith March 1 that she had been out at a bar after going to dinner with some friends. She then went to a house party where the alleged tryst occurred.
“We’re all dancing, we’re all drinking and having a good time, “she said to the woman she grew up with since her late father worked on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” “I’m not thinking ‘I shouldn’t be here.’
“I shouldn’t even have been there,” Woods added. “Never once was I making out with him, sitting on his lap. … We’re all in plain sight.”
Jordyn Woods comes to The Red Table for an emotional first interview about the public scandal involving NBA Star Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloe Kardashian's daughter. She addresses the rumors and accusations. What really happened that night? It’s an RTT exclusive.
Posted by Red Table Talk on Friday, March 1, 2019
On Feb. 19, news surfaced that Woods, who is one of Kardashian sister Kylie Jenner’s best friends, got cozy with Thompson at a party a party in Los Angeles two days earlier. Despite cellphones being collected at the door upon Woods’ arrival, footage obtained by TMZ showed 21-year-old Woods holding hands with and kissing the 27-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers center as a woman sat between them. Woods reportedly spent the night, and a wave of backlash followed.
The model told Pinkett Smith she wants partygoers to “stand up and be accountable, but I don’t want anyone feeling what I’m feeling.” She also acknowledged it’s not their duty to do so.
Wood denied ever giving Thompson a lap danc,e but said her sitting on the arm of a chair the basketball star was in could possibly give the impression that they got close, since her legs were across the bottom of his own.
“He didn’t try to take me to a room,” Woods says, noting she had been on a “partying binge” and had stayed the night at another place days before. “We were all having a good time. … Because there’s so much history involved, I wasn’t thinking right. I take responsibility for that.”
Immediately after Kardashian found out the father of her 10-month-old daughter, Tru, allegedly cheated on her again she broke things off and has been firing off on social media ever since. She still follows Thompson on Instagram, however. But he does not follow her.
Meanwhile, Woods’ story about the encounter has changed. Initially, she claimed she was blackout drunk. Sources told TMZ the Kardashian family felt doubtful about her claims. They noted Woods would not have driven home if she had been so intoxicated.
Speaking to Pinkett Smith, Woods, who considers the actress’ husband Will Smith an uncle, said she felt she was unable to blame anyone else and maintained she was not tipsy but drunk.
“I can’t point finger,s and I can’t say, ‘you did this.’ … I allowed myself to be there,” she said. “I never had a blackout moment, but there was alcohol involved. I was drunk … But I was not beyond the point of recollection.”
Woods also said Thompson kissed her on the lips as she left the house the next day. But said she was “in shock” about what had happened. She told Jenner and Kardashian about her being at the party with Thompson but admittedly was dishonest about what had occurred.
“I was trying to project Khloé’s heart,” she says. “She didn’t deserve this either. But it’s not fair that she has to deal with this either. And the last thing I wanted to do was be that person. I’m no homewrecker. I would never try to hurt someone’s home — especially someone that I love and someone I’ve seen has a beautiful daughter. I would never try to steal someone’s man. I don’t need your situation.
“I really just hurt so many more people by not telling the truth,” she added.
Still, Woods, who noted the incident was not a publicity stunt, said she is not the reason why Kardashian is no longer with the NBA star. Plus she denied any rumors she and Thompson had sex.
“Never a thought never a consideration, never happened. Never will I. That’s why I’m willing to be put up to the test,” she said before offering to do a lie detector test.
Woods said her mistake is “not with public crucifixion” and said she was unable to eat or look at her phone because of the media coverage.
“I don’t think I deserve this,” she said tearfully. “It’s not fair. If I were a weak person, I would have hurt myself.
“We can’t leave the house, my brother can’t go to work, my sister can’t go to school — she’s 12 years old,” she added of how her family has been impacted. “My mom can’t go to the grocery store. I’m not playing the victim.”
In hindsight, Woods said she would never have gone to the party.
“I got caught up in the lifestyle of who I thought I wanted to be,” she says. “Having to deal with losing my dad at such a young age to where I think I know what I’m doing, but I have no idea about what I’m doing.”
Since then, Woods has reportedly tried to get back into Jenner’s good graces. This despite her removal from Kardashian’s “Good American” clothing line website. On top of that, the lip kit named after her in Jenner’s cosmetics line was heavily discounted.
The model said she has spoken to Jenner since the scandal and told her she was coming to the red table. She said she’s spoken some to Kardashian, too.
“I told her I’m willing to do whatever it takes for her piece of mind, not for my image … This is now for your peace of mind so you know there’s no malicious intent.”
“I’m willing to take full responsibility,” she says. “I’m not asking for people to like me, I’m not asking you to forgive me overnight, I’m just asking you to hear me and to feel me.”
TMZ reported Jenner initially couldn’t wrap her head around what Woods had done. But later, she came to terms with what her business partner and former housemate did to her.
While The Blast cites insiders saying Jenner has been in shock over the incident, the businesswoman is planning to distance herself from Woods in “her own time.”
Woods, meanwhile, said coming on the Facebook Watch show means “now, I feel like I’m free.”
However, Kardashian isn’t feeling as uplifted. She tweeted after the episode went live that she believes Woods is to blame for the demise of her relationship and claims she never got an apology from the model.
“Why are you lying @jordynwoods ?? If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGIZE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story. BTW, You ARE the reason my family broke up!”