Can this family ever find a way to stay out of the news for a few days?
It's been a tumultuous fall for the Kardashians, with news of Kim's divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries, Khloe's move to Dallas following husband Lamar Odom's trade to the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and now this: Star magazine has published allegations that the Kardashians employ slave laborers in China to manufacture their clothing line.
Specifically, Star says that the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights discovered conditions in the Chinese factories where Kardashian-branded products are made to be "horrific." Reportedly, numerous human rights violations have been made. There are hundreds of sweatshops in China that produce many of the clothes that are purchased by Americans and it's no secret that some of these factories have terrible working conditions.
The Kardashians are determined to fight back against the allegations. TMZ is reporting that the family's legal team is preparing to sue the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights for libel.
Kris Jenner came out and said “the factories that are used to manufacture the Kardashian clothing and shoes have nothing terrible going on at all and the factories are very well policed and meet factory standards,” but she also admitted that she had never been to any of the sweatshops in question.
Allegedly, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights has also admitted that he's never actually been to the factories that manufacture Kardashian clothing and shoes, so it's unclear whether the Institute has the evidence it will need to prove its claims.
The Kardashians, of course, are no strangers to going to court. It sounds like this could be a long battle to clear their names.