It’s not good news for Kim K.

Kim Kardashian West is being sued by seven members of staff who worked at her $60m mansion.

The star is facing claims from the domestic staff. They are alleging that they were not paid enough or given breaks while employed at her palatial home in California.

The plaintiffs claim Kardashian West failed to pay overtime, cover expenses and provide legally mandated breaks.

That’s according to a civil action filed in Los Angeles county superior court.


The former employees also say they were never paid on time. They also claim they had 10 per cent of their wages docked for tax – which they allege Kim then failed to hand over to the authorities.

“Plaintiffs never received any paystubs, were not paid on regular pay periods, were not given their required meal and rest breaks, were not provided a means to record all their hours, were not paid all their hours, were not reimbursed for employment expenses, were not paid all their overtime wages, and were not paid their wages upon termination of employment,” the suit, which was first reported by NBC News, claims.

Lawyer Frank Kim of law firm Kim Legal is bringing the case against Kim. He said: ‘Wage theft and other workplace violations are a widespread problem in Los Angeles.

‘My firm is currently investigating other potential violations against these defendants, as well as other powerful families and businesses on behalf of everyday workers.’

It’s not known how much she is being sued for. The lawsuit does not state it besides saying “the matter in controversy, exclusive of interest, exceeds $25,000”.


However, a representative for Kim said in a statement that Kardashian West could not be held responsible since the employees came through an unnamed “vendor”.

“These workers were hired and paid through a third-party vendor hired by Kim to provide ongoing services,” the representatives said in a statement.

“Kim is not party to the agreement made between the vendor and their workers, therefore she is not responsible for how the vendor manages their business and the agreements they have made directly with their staff. 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.”


According to the Daily Mail, one 16-year-old complainant says he was made to work hours well in excess of the maximum 48 hours a week allowed when school is not in session.

Another of the gardeners approached Kim to ask about overtime, taxes and rest breaks. The Daily Mail says he claims he was fired on the spot.

The plaintiffs are now suing Kim for all of the unpaid wages and overtime they say she owes.

Kim is worth an estimated $1billion.

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