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The Kardashians

Threatened With Lawsuit

Over Cheap Trick

10/29/2012 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Kardashians
have been accused of a cheap cover-up, stealing the name of a high-end make-up line and slapping it on their own drugstore brand ... so claims the dude who sells the fancy products.

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney are launching Khroma Beauty ... a cosmetics line you can get next month at not-so-fancy places like CVS, Sears, and Ulta.

Michael Rey, the co-owner of Chroma Makeup in Bev Hills tells TMZ ... his brand took 12 years of blood, sweat and tears to build and now boasts an A-List clientele -- but he grouses the Kardashians line cheapens his products and creates confusion in the marketplace.

Michael fears his high-end customers will run for other parts of the Hills ... thinking their primo cosmetics are not so primo after all ... and they'll be embarrassed to say they wear Chroma.

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Michael says he's hired a legal team, but hasn't made contact with the Kardashians just yet. He hopes they'll change the name -- but if they don't he's prepared to take legal action.

Michael has drafted a letter to his customers making it as clear as concealer -- Chroma in NO WAY is associated with the "low-budget cosmetic products" the Kardashians are hocking.

We reached out to the Kardashians. So far, no word back.

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Jordan    

This sounds like one of the Kardashian cheap scams.

634 days ago
2.

PowerBlue    

All three of them look like $10-a-night Armenian hookers ($5 for Chewbacca on slow nights).

634 days ago
3.

TT    

Maybe somebody needs to get Mike out of Kim's ass then we will get some sort of response from Kim if not then probably Mike will respond for them. After all the asslicking he has done for them.

634 days ago
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Diamond Goddess!    

Way to get pub for your makeup that NO ONE'S ever heard of, jackazz!
Errmmm, there's a DIFFERENCE between a "K" and a "C".
I love that the Ks sell stuff at low-end stores.
I'll try some of their makeup. Maybe it's good.

634 days ago
5.

NOT ELMO    

Me thinks they are slutty...

634 days ago
6.

Bitch please    

Scammers .... I knew it was too good to be true about TMZ cooling off on the Kartrannians BS stories. I hope someone give them a taste of their medicine and sues these money grubbing sle eze ball Kartrannians.

634 days ago
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cobrazombie    

"Skanka Beauty"

634 days ago
8.

notalawyer    

Hope he wins his law suit... The K's 15 minutes are over. Time to pay the piper.

634 days ago
9.

MardiM2    

No surprise that the brainless Kardashians have never had an original idea in their lives. I hope they're sued into bankruptcy.

634 days ago
10.

Reg    

Totally off topic,
My thoughts are with all you people who are in the path of the storm. Condolences to the people in the Carribean who have lost loved ones. Just know that we on the other side of the world have you in our thoughts. Stay safe.

634 days ago
11.

Jodi    

They probably find a lot of stuff that no one knows that much about, put a K in front of the word and claim it as theirs. That's why they have so many BS items on the market. I don't buy any of their knock off crap. I hope he sues their greedy asses and win in court.

634 days ago
12.

ithoughtitwasgum    

Theyre disgusting a disgrace 2 america they should be deported back to india where they came from!! hairy man-ladies..x

634 days ago
13.

Ashley    

Stay strong Mike, hope you win! These talentless women (and I use the term loosely) have never had an original idea....they just rip off other people all the time.

634 days ago
14.

Jordan    

Why would anyone want to buy a cheap Kardashian product made in china. You never know what will go on your face,

634 days ago
15.

daQueen    

TEAM MICHAEL REY!!!!

634 days ago
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