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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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151.

DahhTroll    

i READ THAT PEOPLE ARE CALLING THE HUMAN RIGHTS HOTT LINE TO SAY IT IS A SWEAT SHOP AND THE KKK FACTORY IS ONE OF THE WORST IN THE REGION.
dOES KRIS jENNER REALY THINK PEOLE WONT BELIVE IT JUST CUZ SHE THREATN LAWSUITE AND TMZ WELL PRINT ANYTHIGN SHE SAYS
i THINK SHE DOES. iF ITS NOT A SWEAT SHOP PROVIDE SOME TANGBLE FACTS NOW THAT IT IS NOT. PARENTLY THE TOWN THE SWEAT SHOP IS IN IS RUAL AND ONE OF THE POOREST AREAS. THAT
RIGHT THERE SHOWS THAT kRIS JENNER PICK THE MOST BRUTAL SHOP
PAYING THE LOWEST WAGES SHE COULD FIND IN ALL OF CHINA!
iF KRIS JENNER WANTS TO EVER BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AGAIN SHE BETTER COME UP WITH SOME HARD COREIVDNCE THIS IS NOT A SWEAT SHOP> ENSTEAD WHAT SHELL START SAYING WHEN QUSTIONED BY IT IS OUR LAWYERS HAVE ADVISED US NOT TOTALK ABOUT THE CASE. SHE WELL SUDDELY CLAM UP WHEN ASKED TO RPOVIDED SOME FACTS.ANYFOOL CAN SAY THEY ARE SUEING ANYONE BUTT WHNE KRIS JENNER SAYS IT SHE IS OPEN WITH ALL HER OTHER CRAP TO DEFEND KIM WHY CANT SHE BE OPEN WEHNT HE FACTS WHEN DEFENDING THE BRAND NOT USEING SWEAT SHOPS.
WHY BEACUSE SHE HIDES EHIND HER MEDIA SPIN.
tmz ALLWAYS SAYS A CLOSE FAMILY MEMENDER SAID THIS OR THAT WHAT KRDSHINES ARE DOIGN THINNKING BUTT IT SO ODVIOUS ITS KRIS jENENR HERSELF CALLING UP tmz WITH HER bs MEDIA SPINS.
hER BRAND OFFICALY OVER. SHE OWES US ALL REAL FACTS NOT JUST pr BS. mYBE SOME GOOD WELL COME OF THIS AND THE POLE CALLAING THE hOTTLINE TO REPORT ABUSE AT THE kkk FACTORY WELL GET SOME HELP BEFOR ONE OF THEM DIES FROM HEAT EXHUSTION AND BEING OVER WORKED. 84 HOURS A WEEK MAKING TRASHINES MERCHDISE FOR 15 BUCKS A MONTH.
kRIS JENENR NEEDS TO PUTT HER MONEY WHERE HER MOUTH IS AND FLY TO CHINA RIGHT AWAY AND GET vIDEO PROOF AND SIGNED DOCMANTS BY THE WORKERST O RPOVE SHE IS NOT ABUSEING CHILDERN TO MAKE HER TRASH> iF SHE IS REALY AGAISNT SWEAT SHOPS SHE SHOULD MAKE THE EFFORT TO MAKE SURE ITSNOT A SWEAT SHOP OF HORRORS.nOT JUST SIT ON HER FATTASS AND YELL LAWSUITE HELP WEVE BEEN DEFAMED. PROVE THAT THE ONLY THING SHE CARES ABOUT ISNT MAKING MONEY AND HER IMAJE AND SHOW THAT SHE CARES ABOUT THE WELLEBING OF HER WORKERS.
SHELL JUST SAY THAT STUFF IS ALL OUT SOURCED WE KNEW NOTHING OF IT NO HUMAN RIGHTA RE BEIGN VILOTED.
YAHH RIGHT.. THERE ARE NO HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA.
hOW MUCH ARE WTH WORKERS GETTIGN PAID iM SURE SHE KNOWS THAT MUCH. WHO RUNS AND IMPIERE AND DOESNT KNOW HOW MUCH THIER EMPLOYEES ARE GETTING PAID????
tHIS ALL STINKS TO HIGH HELL!!

946 days ago
152.

Linda    

i don't even see them wearing their own brand, lets see......hermes birkin handbags, christian louboutin red bottom shoes, real fur, mercedes benz,range rovers, bentley none of thoses brands are from china. trashy kardtrashians dolls made in china.

946 days ago
153.

Ernest De Brew    

I wish that people would stop hating the Kardashians.

They really are down to earth and caring people. I watch their show and all I see is really a family who fights and gets along just as any other family does.

If you don't like the Kardashians, then stop watching their shows and buying their products. It's that simple.

946 days ago
154.

whocares    

now first of all who in the hell would buy their garbage?
next i am petite not abucketass cow nor a manwoman,hardup for a man (*****ic).
k jenner with her facelift's and trying to be a teenager with her ugly face in every photo. all wornout cow's that would screw a snake if someone could hold it still and leading the younger jenner's down their same path. geez..go too hell away maggot's !!!

946 days ago
155.

john smith    

Apple uses sweatshops in China. why isnt their business going down? "Foxconn"

946 days ago
156.

jwoolman    

So will the K Klan sue TMZ also? Star ran the original misleading headlines, seriously misquoting the guy (he just said 3/4 of the factories in that region had hilarious based on prior experience, he never said they had found violations in the K Klan's places, just citing the odds). and child labor? Excuse me, but the lowest age mentioned was 16 years old. That's old enough to be done with mandatory education and in the job market, here and in China. Not long ago, the school leaving age in France (which takes education quite seriously) was 14 years old and yes kids that young were getting jobs.

The K Klan obviously is trying to maximize profits by hiring in China rather than in the country that made them their fortune, but let's wait a bit before screaming about anything else. We have plenty of other reasons to complain about the Klan...

946 days ago
157.

The Neko Nation    

PLEASE do the world a favor and let the entire Kardashian family get on a plane together and then it can either go down or burst into flames and society will be free of these self entitled attention whoring talentless pieces of trash. TO EVERYONE ELSE, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

946 days ago
158.

Guest401    

them whores are always looking to sue someone. anytime someone makes a comment like this they are always crying i'm suing. this should show people they only want money. if its that bogus why didn't they sue that other magazine where it says kim's claims kris humphries gay? i believe that if its something that is truthful they wanna sue, but if its false and they don't care they don't sue. doesn't make sense but thats how i see it.

946 days ago
159.

bern    

What happened to Court? She was the only decent one out of the bunch! What a bunch of Wildebeast's -- Bring on the next generation bc these women are BEAT NUTS!!

946 days ago
160.

DahhTroll    

When they tried to do some damge control for Kim they made there way out to china.,, Butt kim blew that when she went to a fashion show and bought jewrly.
so now IF they want to prove this allgations arent true Im sure they can find there way out to china.
That would never happen beacuse they have too much to hide.

It well all come out in the warsh they are only discriedting themselfs even more by spining lie after lie after lie. If its not a sweat shop then kris humphries realy is gay! haha
If its not a sweat shop prove it now Bruce and Kris Jenner!!

946 days ago
161.

Flying Ashtay    

The K clan will soon realize that the same media that made them, are now starting to take them down. Their fifteen minutes of fame are almost up!

946 days ago
162.

jwoolman    

I should also point out some realities about China. They are in the Robber Baron stage of capitalism that we went through mainly in the late 1800s with too many remnants today. That's why it's hazardous to get food products from there- their regulations are iffy at best. The pet food tragedy resulted from somebody increasing profits by adding a material that would enhance the nitrogen content and showing up as enhanced protein on routine tests. But there are people within China who are working steadily for change, such as in environmental/air quality issues.
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However, foreigners are also hungry for profits. When big companies like Libby's suddenly come out with cheap "organic" canned beans that are so much cheaper than American organic products, most likely they are getting the foods from China, where it's organic if the government slaps that label on it. Can't assume they go through the continuing inspections and years of preparation that American organic farmers do.
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About the 84 hours a week quoted as typical: this used to be normal.here and still is for people trying to work two jobs. College professors typically work 60 to 80 hours per week while school is in session, by the way. (Not a good thing, but it's not an exaggeration.) In China, what often happens is that people want to work as much overtime while they can- they may be far away from family for the job and sending money home for the duration. Definitely a high stress situation, but Americans have done the same. This is not the same as real slave labor or real child labor. These aren't five year olds tied to a workbench as does occur in some places in the world. Americans worked long and hard to get labor regulations in place, decent working conditions, decent pay, a reasonable work week, and occupational safety measures. We've been rewarded by companies going to places without those safeguards yet, where they can also pay a lot less. They like China because it also has a well educated population and a more comfortable society for any foreigners who live there for the company- China is on the rise economically. Their drastic attempt to control population (which, contrary to American mythology, has been based primarily on financial disincentives, fines etc. For more than one or two children per couple) has paid off. They're able to better distribute their resources as a result (when is the last time you heard about famine in China?). And they've also recovered from disasters such as the Cultural Revolution. They still have a long way to go, but so do we.

946 days ago
163.

lynden    

I boycott everything Kardashian! KK is a douche

946 days ago
164.

G    

Tick-toc.

946 days ago
165.

ray    

their crap is made in china, ipso facto, it is slave labor

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