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Kardashian Fam

Prepping to SUE Over

Bogus Slave Labor Report

12/22/2011 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The Kardashian family is preparing for war -- gearing up to unleash a legal attack on everyone who claimed their clothing line is manufactured in child slave labor sweat shops in China ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the family tell us ... Kris Jenner is furious -- claiming the guy who runs the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights had no right to accuse the Kardashian brands of wrongdoing because he has no tangible proof to back up his claims.

Kris must have seen I.G.L.H.R. honcho Charles Kernaghan on "TMZ Live" Wednesday -- when he flat out admitted he didn't actually go to the factories in question ... and is making the ASSUMPTION based on years of research on the Chinese manufacturing industry.

Jenner also believes Star Magazine's cover -- which screamed "Kardashian Sweatshop Scandal" -- was not only unfair ... but libelous ... and it should have to pay for any damage that has been caused to the brand's reputation.

As TMZ previously reported, Kris -- along with one of their manufacturing companies -- adamantly deny the use of child slave labor in their factories ... insisting they have people who are constantly patrolling for any possible violations.

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136.

janet    

Kardashians are tanking all over. (just not quick enough) Public knows this and fully aware of their cons and most espically their GREED.

Jeez, they even used Haiti, for god sakes, (Bull Crap 'charity' trying to repair their horrible reputation they themselves caused. Kim never once chipped a fake nail, or even came close to the people who were hit, but made sure photos were taken like she was concerned. Like anyone believes that BS.


Oprah Winfey nailed them on that.

973 days ago
137.

bb    

It's very easy to SAY "there's no tangible proof" but where's the, uh, proof? In this instance I'd actually need to see evidence that it ISN'T true before I'd disbelieve it - ANY time clothing companies are motivated by purely by putting profit before people this type of near slave labor will be used, not just with the Kardashians. And since the Kardashians have shown on many occasions that they don't give a f*ck about anyone but themselves and $$$ this is highly likely to be true.

973 days ago
138.

Throwback kid    

Do the Kardashian's really want to sue which means they will have to open up their books in court? Does anyone really think their stores Dash make any money? More like they are a cover to funnel unclaimed income through so they don't have to claim it to the government

973 days ago
139.

SusanCoyote    

Go away, you band of gypsies!!!

973 days ago
140.

prsvrnc    

people can talk. so I SUPPORT THEM. They will overcome by loving each other. and thats all that matters. thank you

973 days ago
141.

PokerStar    

"I'm gonna sue" is what seems to be the only thing coming outta their mouths lately. They think they are entitled to have the courts work for them now, I guess.

The public should sue them for being obscene and gross. It says something about our country when trash like them are considered entertainment and on tv. You know countries with a hint of morals laugh at them and us for being so stupid.

973 days ago
142.

Simone    

Empty threats by the ever so disgusting KarTRASHican Klan.

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First off if the KarTRASHican klan was really going to sue they would intiate a lawsuit and not send out a press release. Nothing but that ugly Mama Kris trying to do some spin control.

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Secondly lawsuits would open up the KarTRASHican's business contracts/records for review and would also allow the KarTRASHicans to be subject of many depositions.

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Business records & depositions are something the KarTRASHicans would never want public so UGLY Mama Kris go ahead and make all the empty threats you want, they mean nothing.

973 days ago
143.

sister278    

OMG...enough of these people! Say ANYTHING negative against the family and they call up Robert Shapiro. I'm so sick of them.

973 days ago
144.

DahhTroll    

kRIS jENNER SAYS SHEIS PREPPING FOR A LAWSUITE. hOW MUCH PREPRATION IS SHE GOING TO DO? iS SHE GOING TO GO TO THE SWEAT SHOP PERSONALY AND CHECK ON THE CONDITONS AND THEN REPORT BACK TO tmz. iS SHE GOING TO LET US KNOW HOW MUCH THEY ARE PAYING THE WORKERS AND WHAT STANDARDS ARE THERE TO ENSURE THE WELL BEING AND SAFTEY OF THE WORKERS.
hOW MANY OF THE WORKERS ARE 16 MYBE YOUNGER. kRIS JENNER WHY DO YOU HAVE YOUR FACTORY IN CHINA TO BEGIN WITH IF YOU DIDNT HAVE THE INTION TO PAY PEOLE A DECENT WAGE WHO ARE MAKING THE PRODUCTS.ENSTEAD OF JUST MERRLY SAYING YOU ARE PREPPING FOR A LAWSUTIE THAN YOU MUST HAVE ALOT OF KNOWLEGE OF THE CONDITONS SENSE YOU WELL HAVE TO PROVE THE CONDITONS ARE NOT THAT OF A SWEAT SHOP. i FYOU WERENT GULITY OF USEING A SWET SHOP YOU WOULD HAVE SOME INDANT PROOF. lIKE WHOEVER IS MANGEING THE WORKERS TO COME FORWARD AND TESTFIY TO THE PUBLIC WHAT THE CONDITONS ARE.
hOW ABOUT THE PHONE NUMBER OF YOUR FACTORY WHERE PEOEL CAN CALL AND ASK FOR THEMSELFS. oR THE AMERICAN EMBASSY DO A WELLNESS CHECK ON PEOLE WHO ARE WORKING AT THAT FACTORY.
oR THE HUMAN RIGHTS ASC. CHECK THE FACTORY ADN SAY WHAT IS GOING ON. WHERE IS YOUR PROOOF THAT YOUR EVEN PREPPING FOR A LAWASUTIE AND NOT JUST BLWOING HOTT AIR??

973 days ago
145.

Fat Mike    

haha, love it! It's high time morons like Charlie-boy learned you can't go around destroying the reputations of others on the basis of rumour or hearsay.
Mr Kernaghan, I hope you're currently transferring all your assets into someone else's name. You won't have a cent left after they are done with your lying ass.

973 days ago
146.

Max    

I wonder why they didn’t threaten to sue Oprah Winfrey, over her comments.
Because you know it is true what Oprah, had to say.
I bet it makes Oprah , sick watching this family put the Kardashian, con job on any fine young black man that falls into their trap.

973 days ago
147.

mspritzee    

Really sue over bogus labor report? Who really cares about the Kardasians. I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SICK OF THEM! If it is proven that you all are not contributing to slave labor, then whomever introduced this bogus report should be reprimanded. For example, stripped of all credentials to continue in his/her craft. However,Kim is 80% responsible for her family's great wealth and fame! Of course the brothas contributed as well(this was the start of her fame-yo what up to RayJ)! Kris(the mother)can give a great seminar to all modern day pimps! Big ups to you Kris Jenner! Gotta love you!

973 days ago
148.

The murph    

Please stop talking about these talentless idiots. America does not care about them. Only the media cares them. Thanks!

973 days ago
149.

Marie    

2011 has not been a good year for the Kardashians. Scandals after scandals and a fake wedding and now this claim that they are slave masters. I think they should just retire.

973 days ago
150.

johnny    

I guess BaBa-WaWa will be next to get sued?

973 days ago
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