The Kardashians are taking those sweatshop claims seriously after all.
After calling tabloid reports about Kardashian-branded clothing lines being manufactured in Chinese sweatshops “absolutely not true,” reality TV’s first family is now launching an investigation into the factories that make their products.
“They take this situation very seriously and have been assured by all of their manufacturers that the factories are policed regularly and there is no truth to these allegations,” Kim Kardashian’s rep told ABCNews.com today. “That said, we are continuing to investigate the matter and if there is any evidence of an illegal operation then they will cease work with that manufacturer immediately.”
The Kardashian gang has yet to speak or tweet about Star magazine’s report, which quoted the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights as saying the family is “taking advantage of these workers” and “holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and women’s rights.”
TMZ reported that the family is gearing up to sue the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights and Star for libel, but a source close to the Kardashians told ABCNews.com that there are currently no plans for a lawsuit.