Kim Kardashian has responded to claims she failed to pay the wages of her maintenance and cleaning crew.This week, TMZ reported seven staff members have banded together to file a lawsuit against the 40-year-old reality star. In legal documents obtained…
Kim Kardashian has responded to claims she failed to pay the wages of her maintenance and cleaning crew.
This week, TMZ reported seven staff members have banded together to file a lawsuit against the 40-year-old reality star. In legal documents obtained by the outlet, the staffers claimed they were underpaid for their hours including overtime, not given meal breaks and did not receive benefits of full-time employees.
The workers are seeking damages and other penalties.
According to the lawsuit, one employee claimed he was fired after he apparently questioned his rights and those of his son, who was only 16 at the time yet allegedly worked more than the maximum hours allowed for a minor in California.
Through her legal team, Kim has since issued a statement in which she said she hired a third-party vendor for the ongoing maintenance and cleaning services at her $52 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California.
Therefore, she was not "responsible for how the vendor manages their business and the agreements they have made directly with their staff".
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"Kim has never not paid a vendor for their services and hopes that the issue between these workers and the vendor who hired them can be amicably resolved soon," the rep shared in a statement.
The lawsuit comes after one week Kim confronted her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, over how she allegedly treated their children's nanny.
In an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim called Kourtney out for apparently making the nanny cry.
"She said that she felt so degraded by you and you just started yelling at her," Kim said, before adding, "You can't even keep a nanny."
Kourtney hit back, saying the nanny was "lying" and called her youngest son, Reign, "a liar".
"Kim, shut the f--k up, honestly. The way you're talking is wild. You keep projecting all your bulls--t onto me," Kourtney concluded.
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