Kim Kardashian shut down her ex-business partner who accused her of screwing them out of millions.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Kardashian was awarded nearly $400,000 in the legal battle with a man named David Liebensohn. The two worked together on a series of Kardashian-inspired emojis.
The arbitrator found Kardashian’s ex-business partners are “enjoined to enforce and abide by the terms of the settlement agreement.” Further, they are ordered to refrain from asserting that their signature was forced and the settlement is unenforceable.
Kim was awarded a total of $341,181 in attorney fees and another $50,649.78 in costs for a grand total of $391,830.78.
Last year, Kim’s former partner, David Liebensohn, sued the reality star for $300 million accusing her of ripping off his work. Liebensohn, along with partners, worked with Kardashian to create a series of emojis. He said Kim originally demanded an 80/20 deal but he refused. His team continued to talk to Kardashian in an attempt to work out a deal.
In his suit, he said he created a series of “Kimojis” which were a “set of animated emojis and GIFs of the Kardashian family, with Kardashian West.” The suit said Kardashian loved the idea and agreed to a 60/40 deal.
However, he accused Kardashian of terminating their deal based on her belief he was talking about the project to third parties. He says she was aware of these conversations even before entering the deal. He said Kardashian then launched her own “Kimojis”, despite not even coming up with the name.
Liebensohn sued seeking hundreds of millions in damages. Kardashian fired back demanding the case be heard in arbitration and not public court. She denied his allegations of screwing him over.
In the court order, it states Liebensohn failed to “present admissible evidence to dispute any of” Kardashian’s material facts.