Khloe Kardashian’s Good American clothing line is fighting back against allegations they ripped off fashion designer Destiney Bleu.
In a statement sent Friday to TooFab, Khloe’s company said: “Ms Bleu’s claim that Good American and Khloe Kardashian copied or stole her designs is flagrantly false and little more than a cheap publicity stunt and an attempt by Ms Bleu to get her 15 minutes of fame.”
“Ms. Bleu did not create the concept or design of a bodysuit with crystals – a fashion style that has been around for decades as evidenced by the fact that Cher has been wearing these styles for over 25 years,” it continues. “The Good American design team designed a range of eleven bodysuits and had never heard of Ms. Bleu or seen her designs. The letter from her lawyer – sent to the press for no legitimate reason – is outrageous, defamatory and misleading in the extreme.”
“Good American will absolutely not stand for anyone trying to damage its reputation and plans to deal with this through the proper legal channels.”
Destiney responded to the statement, via Twitter:
Does it look like I need 15 minutes of fame?? You may not know who I am, but you’ve seen my work! http://www.dbleudazzled.com/as-seen-on https://twitter.com/toofab/status/873285864281059328 …
Khloe’s legal team sent Destiney Bleu a cease and desist letter on June 4 after Bleu blasted Khloe on social media, accusing her of buying items from her collection only to copy them for her Good American line.
In a legal letter obtained exclusively Friday by TooFab, Bleu’s attorney Stephen McArthur fired back at the cease and desist: “It is not illegal for Khloe to copy Destiney’s designs — it is just tacky, disrespectful, and in bad taste. There is also something deeply uncomfortable about someone with Khloe’s wealth and power appropriating designs and fashion directly from a black woman with a small business without crediting her, making cheap knockoffs, and then attempting to threaten her into silence. You should be ashamed.”