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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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61.

TheUltraworld    

If there is a factory in China, there's slave labor. No exceptions. For the money they charge for this ****, why isn't the crap made in the States?

946 days ago
62.

BOB    

ROBERT,,,,,,,YOU AZZHOLE,,,,PUT AMERICA TO WORK ,,,,,, NOT CHINA,,,,YOUR FIRED,,,,I HATE YOU FOR THIS,,,,

946 days ago
63.

Fallopia Lopez    

Jeez, why would anyone buy anything from the Kardashians, much less the Kardashians AND Robert effing Shapiro? Can you think of a less ethical team?

946 days ago
64.

yomama    

you've got to be kidding me. first kris goes on and on about how her husband defending oj tore her family apart and she believes he got away with murder. now you tell me she is doing business with one of his defense attorneys!? spare me the crocodile tears and comments about how much you loved nicole and could have saved her life. you are disgusting and disgrace to her memory for doing business with rob. as if this family doesn't get 100s of opportunities a to partner with people for various business ventures.

946 days ago
65.

TJ    

Irrevelant people-NO comment,who cares?? Don't feed the flames,people-let it die~

946 days ago
66.

beachgal    

Shut up Robert Shapiro OJ lover you're a POS - your son got into drugs because you defended the butcher, heard he was harassed so much at school he couldn't take it but you didn't care you just wanted the notoriety & then your son killed himself. Good job, ‘dad’, you’re as degenerate as the Kartrashy scamily. jmo

946 days ago
67.

ShoeGurlie    

ShoeDazzle.com honestly has the ****tiest cheap shoes. It makes Payless look like Macy's.


If you're a fan of the Kardashians you obviously have no taste or class in which case ShoeDazzle.com would be perfect for you.

946 days ago
68.

Jillian    

Birds of a feather flock together. No matter how you look at it, they're ALL a bunch of filthy whores. My wish for 2012 is to be rid of these maggotts.

946 days ago
69.

Jodi    

Oh please...naturally they are going to have their stories together now. Someone should have been working at their China sweatshops undercover and then broke the story.

You know they are not going to tell you "yes we run a sweat shop" and why would we be told someone moved their family to China. Is that suppose to make us feel better?

If they had a sweatshop they are all CLEANED UP NOW. Someone jumped the gun.

946 days ago
70.

joseph    

Once again the Witches of the West are caught trying to exploit Dorothy (to make thier shoes) as she is held captive in their castle. aka Kardashin home.

945 days ago
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