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Khloe Kardashian reaches settlement with designer who accused her Good American brand

Khloe Kardashian has reached a settlement with a designer who accused her of stealing her work.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and her clothing company Good American had been sued by Los Angeles-based company dbleudazzled, who were seeking $10 million damages after accusing the 36-year-old beauty of ripping off their bedazzled bodysuit designs. 

However, according to documents obtained by RadarOnline, the Los Angeles-based company have now informed the court they will no longer be pursuing their action as a confidential agreement has been reached.

Pictured is dbleudazzled designer Destiney Bleu

Conclusion: Khloe Kardashian has reached a settlement with a designer who accused her of stealing her work. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and her clothing company Good American had been sued by Los Angeles-based company dbleudazzled, who were seeking $10 million damages after accusing the 36-year-old beauty of ripping off their bedazzled bodysuit designs

As a result, on 4 May, the court was asked to officially close the cast.

dbleudazzled, which was founded by designer Destiney Bleu, had filed the lawsuit in May 2020, alleging that they copied her designs and sold them under their brand name without compensating her for the designs. 

Destiney was seeking $10 million in monetary damages in the suit, seeking injunctive relief to prevent Khloe and Good American from further infringement, per The Fashion Law. 

The indie brand claimed Khloe instead used the items borrowed as a basis for her Good American bodysuits. 

Legal: However, according to documents obtained by RadarOnline , the Los Angeles-based company have now informed the court they will no longer be pursuing their action as a confidential agreement has been reached

Legal: However, according to documents obtained by RadarOnline , the Los Angeles-based company have now informed the court they will no longer be pursuing their action as a confidential agreement has been reached

The suit argued Khloe had ‘purchased and borrowed numerous pieces of Plaintiff’s clothing, user the false pretense that the clothing items were for Kardashian’s personal use.’

They continued, ‘Instead, months later, Kardashian and Good American launched a new line of Good American bodysuits better (her) designs, without acknowledging (her) or properly compensating for the designs.

‘From November 2016 through May 2017, Kardashian, through her assistants, repeatedly contacted’ individuals at ‘dbleudazzled to order at least sixteen made-to-measure garments under the false pretense that these garments were for Kardashian’s personal use…At no time, did they disclose’ to anyone ‘at dbleudazzled 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.’

It began in 2017, stemming from a June 2 tweet posted by Bleu which read: ‘When someone buys 1 of everything on your site, has you make them custom @dbleudazzled work, never posts it or wears it, then copies it’ — and tagged Khloe.

She also posted pictures of Khloe wearing a sheer black bedazzled leotard, beside a picture of a very similar catsuit from her own line. 

Soon after, Khloe’s team hit back at the accusations via Good American with a cease and desist letter on June 4, 2017; the brand said that ‘under no circumstances’ had any copying happened and they were going through ‘legal channels’ to handle the situation.  

Destiney’s legal team sent a 27-page legal document of receipts, attempting to disprove claims that Khloe and Good American ‘never heard’ of her or her brand, according to People.

According to her, Khloe had purchased a range of items from Bleu, including ‘stockings, leggings and tights, bras and panties, and a customized jersey and briefs’.   

Shiny! This is the catsuit Khloe's legal team claimed Destiney was accusing them of copying

Shiny! This is the catsuit Khloe’s legal team claimed Destiney was accusing them of copying

Bleu had revealed the custom gear ordered was a bedazzled underwear with the name ‘Tristan Thompson’ – the name of Khloe’s boyfriend. She also posted a clip on Twitter showing a matching bedazzled basketball jersey bearing the same name.

Khloe’s legal team later clarified to DailyMail.com that it was the ‘specific individual designers employed by Good American’ who were not aware of Destiney’s work; not Khloe herself. 

 In response, Good American released a statement via People: ‘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. The Good American design team designed a range of eleven bodysuits and had never heard of Ms. Bleu or seen her designs.’

Bespoke: Khloe had purchased a range of items from Ms Bleu including customized items bearing the name Tristan Thompson - Khloe's boyfriend

Bespoke: Khloe had purchased a range of items from Ms Bleu including customized items bearing the name Tristan Thompson – Khloe’s boyfriend

Custom made: Destiney posted a clip on Twitter showing the bedazzled basketball jersey

Custom made: Destiney posted a clip on Twitter showing the bedazzled basketball jersey

Fight: It began in 2017, stemming from a June 2 tweet posted by Bleu which read: 'When someone buys 1 of everything on your site, has you make them custom @dbleudazzled work, never posts it or wears it, then copies it' ¿ and tagged Khloe

Fight: It began in 2017, stemming from a June 2 tweet posted by Bleu which read: ‘When someone buys 1 of everything on your site, has you make them custom @dbleudazzled work, never posts it or wears it, then copies it’ — and tagged Khloe

Snap: She also posted pictures of Khloe wearing a sheer black bedazzled leotard, beside a picture of a very similar catsuit from her own line. The prominent image of the model is the Good American design with Blue's design pictured on the bottom right

Snap: She also posted pictures of Khloe wearing a sheer black bedazzled leotard, beside a picture of a very similar catsuit from her own line. The prominent image of the model is the Good American design with Blue’s design pictured on the bottom right

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