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Brandy's Ma to Kim K

You Screwed My Girl, Too

2/4/2008 9:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brandy's mom is suing everyone Kardashian, claiming they raped her financially.


According to a lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Sonja Norwood, the mom of Brandy and Ray J, claims in 2004, when Kim K was a stylist, she was given permission to use Sonja's American Express card to make "one (and only one)" purchase on behalf of Sonja.

According to the suit, Kim allegedly gave the card to other members of her family -- Khloe, Kourtney and Robert Jr. The suit claims in 2006, the Ks racked up $62,793.83 in unauthorized charges. And, in 2007, they blew another $57,841.82. The total: $120,635.65!

And get this for audacity: the suit claims the Kardashians charged thousands of dollars in their own stores, Dash and Smooch.

It's unclear why Sonja didn't just cancel the card.

UPDATE: TMZ got the following statement from the Kardashians: "The charges against the Kardashians are meritless. Both Kim and Khloe were employed by the Norwoods and never used their credit cards without their express authorization. The Kardashian family looks forward to proving the absurdity of these claims in a court of law."

UPDATE: TMZ obtained this statement from Sonja Norwood: "I did not want to commence litigation against the Kardashian family without conducting an exhaustive investigation into the charges, and discussing all options, including criminal prosecution, with my family. After Ray J and Brandy urged me not to file criminal charges because of their prior friendship, I decided to afford the Kardashians an opportunity to resolve this matter without a lawsuit.

When the fraudulent charges were brought to their attention, they apologized profusely, and advised us, through their attorneys, that they would pay the debt in full. However, they have since reneged on that promise. The investigation has revealed that the Kardashians used their two stores and other stores that I have never visited to take advantage of me. I very much look forward to having the Kardashians account for their misconduct in a court of law. I also welcome the examination of any so called evidence to determine whether it was fraudulently obtained or whether it constitutes a forgery."

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121.

yonkers new york    

Kim K. is too freakin hottt to do anything dishonest, wait, but then again so is Brandy (as shes on her moms side) how am i suppossed to decide whos right and whos wrong when the're both soo HOTT! Moesha like a mo fo! Kim K.'s got A** Uhm I know I vote for Natalie Portman in this case! Whew this one was difficult, glad thats over.-A

2460 days ago
122.

mysterious!    

I agree with you Theo.

Also, I was wondering what does Brandy's mom do for a living in order to afford a stylist and be able to spend that much on clothings? In addition, don't the Kardasian have money of their own? Why would they need to steal someone else's money? Also, why would you only authorize one purchase on a card for a stylist? I don't get it.

2460 days ago
123.

SLUTTY SIENNA    

PEOPLE GO TO PRISON FOR CREDIT-CARD ABUSE, DON'T THEY?

2460 days ago
124.

Standards are badly needed.    

Trisha thinks she's the blog police, and decides who can say what. Lol.

2460 days ago
125.

Jamie Lynn    

Maybe she didn't sue them because the Kardashian's made financial promises of returning the money. And they didn't. She probably did cancel the card and somehow they re-opened it. It's not that difficult. Understand her son sold a sex tape of Kim, so I'm sure the family was like SCREW YOU! What more could you expect from a family who's only claim to fame is the dead father who was on the defense team of a known murderer. So doesn't seem the K'Ho's would have any morals.

2460 days ago
126.

Standards are badly needed.    

If this IS a case of theft /grand larceny, you have to know that the reason they might purposely charge it up in their own store is so they can claim they had permission, otherwise why would they be stupid enough to commit larceny in their own store. Con artists always have some grasp of how to play the system. Seedy and greedy, if true. If proveable, it's jail time. For most people.

2460 days ago
127.

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

If for one minite you you think they spent money in there store,they didnt,they changed it to cash,hey wouldnt buy any thing from a lower class store,these ho'es are into the bigger class idems,maybe reggie the money bags can help her pay the bills,shes only with Reggie for the money,shes a GOLD DRGGER, Bruce had sex with moma on the first date,and shes been gold bricking every since

2460 days ago
128.

Alexa    

These two families deserve each other.

2459 days ago
129.

Me in DC    

It seems to me that Sonja Norward is not a very intelligent woman! Questions: Why didn't she get the card back after the first purchase? Why didn't she cancel the card as soon as she realized fraud back in 2004? Why is she just now bringing up a lawsuit, why didn't she do this 3 years ago?! This may just be a way for Sonja to try to recoup some of her daughter's legal fees.

2459 days ago
130.

Naughty but nice :)    

#145-he's a NFL football player.

2459 days ago
131.

mysterious!    

Why would she give the card to Kim during the time when the sex tape was released?

2459 days ago
132.

JEN    

i THINK EVERYONE IS JUST JEALOUS OF THOSE GIRLS!!!!!

2459 days ago
133.

Peaches    

Why didn't she just cancel the card? why didn't she report it stolen? and why is she just trying to sue her now? It seems kind of shady to me.

2459 days ago
134.

livy    

oh please Sonja Norwood is just as big of a slime ball as the Kardashians. TMZ - if you bothered to check on Sonja you would find out just how slimy she is. I've known her for years - am from McComb - and her reputation here is MUD!

2459 days ago
135.

tammy    

Typical day in the life of the Kardashians. Kim was grabbing all the free swag she could carry at the film festival recently.

2459 days ago
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