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Kardashian Scandal

Shoe Company Calls BS

on 'Slave Labor' Reports

12/21/2011 8:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The company behind the Kardashian shoe line is adamant ... there is NO CHILD LABOR taking place in any of its China factories ... claiming it's never even been contacted by the "agency" making the claim.

Robert Shapiro -- the famous lawyer-turned-entrepreneur who owns ShoeDazzle -- tells TMZ ... his team has invested tons of time, energy and money to ensure the factories are operating in good standard.

One of the people who has personally visited the factories is ShoeDazzle COO Deborah Benton .... who tells us "This issue of child labor is of paramount importance to us. We've been very focused on this from the very beginning."

She adds, "Factories are routinely inspected and always pass inspection."

Benton says the company has a full-time employee -- who graduated from UCLA -- who moved his family to China ... with the specific task of checking the factories on a daily basis. Benton says she's never received a report of "slave labor" conditions.

Benton also says the company has not been contacted by the agency that allegedly conducted the investigation -- but says, "I'm more than happy to work with any organization that reaches out to us with a concern."

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46.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

If they pay them, that means they're not slaves. A dollar an hr= not a slave. It's just a semantics game. It helps rich people asleep at night.

1037 days ago
47.

clberry    

Another friend of the Kardashian family trying to put a spin on the case. I'm sure momma Kris put in a call to put an end to the allegations. Robert Shapiro and Robert Karadashian were the first to defend O.J....remember. DON'T BUY or WATCH KARDASHIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1037 days ago
48.

CHRIS    

From here on in if shoes aren't made in the U.S.A. we shouldn't buy them. Bring back manufacturing to this country

1037 days ago
49.

Tom    

Would be alot easier to find out if all the stuff we buy in the US WASN'T MADE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY !!! Kardashian s***bags and WAL-MART are trash and sell trash....argue with that ANYONE !!

1037 days ago
50.

mirn    

And that's why you keep factory jobs in the US, not outsource so you can make more money.

1037 days ago
51.

PaulScott    

Want to be your own boss and earn $68/hour with only your laptop in the comfort of your homes? For this rare opportunity, visit LazyCash6.com

1037 days ago
52.

DoesItMatter    

Whether they are children or not. Paying somebody three dollars a day to break their back because they have no other option IS 'slave labor'--no matter WHAT country it's in.

1037 days ago
53.

Kartrashian Klown    

Hold on....did TMZ just photoshop Prince Von A-Hole's head into being completely bald and post him us as some other guy?

1037 days ago
54.

Jules Destaing    

Are these people THAT STOOPID ? We are talking about CHINA - the country that put MELAMINE in their children's milk powder (it killed quite a few, and put the rest on dialysis).
Gawd........the ignorance of some people.

1037 days ago
55.

Simone    

Should have figured that Shapiro would have a hand in these KarTRASHican scams.

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But in the end KARMA works out pretty well. HOW'S THAT CANCER WORKING OUT FOR YOU BOB? Won't be long until you are with that other BOB who Karma already took out.

1037 days ago
56.

patty    

wow i didn't know that oj's lawyer owned shoe dazzle - glad i never shopped there

1037 days ago
57.

Throwback kid    

Isn't Robert Shapiro the guy who told us OJ Simpson was in his backyard chipping golf balls when the murders took place? Sure we believe him now, he wouldn't lie would he? BOYCOTT EVERYTHING KARDASHIAN

1037 days ago
58.

charley    

another kartrashian azz kissing fool...do anything to save his pathetic job......phkn ulgy idiot!

1037 days ago
59.

Reader    

boycott e channel and ryan seacrest


boycott e channel and ryan seacrest

1037 days ago
60.

willie1    

Do you think there's alot of crying and whimpering going on in the hodashian house these days and alot of "Mommy, make them stop"! screaming? They wanted to be in the media 24/7...well here ya go! Are you having fun yet?

1037 days ago
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