Khloe Kardashian and her Good American team are being sued by a Los Angeles-based designer over a collection of embellished bodysuits.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Destiney Bleu Lewis has accused the reality TV star of copying her designs.
“This case is about d.bleu.dazzled, a small and independent women’s clothing company whose designs and trade dress were copied by Defendants Khloe Kardashian and her clothing company Good American,” lawyers for Lewis state.
The lawyers allege that Kardashian’s assistants “repeatedly contacted” her to order custom-made bodysuits.
“From November 2016 through May 2017, Kardashian, through her assistants, repeatedly contacted Ms. Lewis and others at d.bleu.dazzled to order at least sixteen made-to-measure garments under the false pretense that these garments were for Kardashian’s personal use…” the legal missive states.
“At no time did they disclose to Ms. Lewis or anyone at d.bleu.dazzled that they were planning to create their own clothing line with similar designs. Good American decided it would be easier to knock off the proven designs of an independent designer.”
They also claim that their client’s efforts to work out an agreement with the mother-of-one prompted lawyers for the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star to send a cease-and-desist letter, in which her legal team called Lewis’ complaint a “cheap publicity stunt”.
In the suit, Lewis claims her d.bleu.dazzled designs, which retail from $100 (£81) to $300 (£242), have been worn by celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Mariah Carey.