An agency is claiming responsibility for the Kardashian fame after making big money endorsement deals on their behalf.
We all thought it was Kris Jenner’s stage mum prowess that thrust the Kardashians into the spotlight, but another company is saying they had a big hand in it, and they want money.
The Agency for the Performing Arts, who represent huge brands such as Marriott hotels and Lamborghini, are claiming they had a verbal agreement back in 2009 with many members of the clan… an agreement they say the family has broken, according to TMZ.
The APA says the Kardashians agreed to have the group manage endorsement deals and help secure lucrative deals to net the family big bucks and increase their fame.
The deal was to promote Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie and Kendall in exchange for a 15 per cent cut of the dough, says TMZ.
Well now the Kardashians have made millions upon millions from deals the agency allegedly set up, and they want their money pronto.
The lawsuit apparently claims the Kardashians pulled the plug on the deal in March 2015, and the APA claims they’re owed a massive slice of the pie as far as endorsement deals are concerned.
We don’t think Kris Jenner, who sees herself as the wheeling and dealing “momager” of the family would take too kindly to someone taking credit for what she says is her job within the brood!
An Inside Source Gives Details About The Kardashian & APA Lawsuit
Former Kardashian Bodyguard Provides Exclusive Insight Into Kardashian Lawsuit Scandal
Los Angeles, CA (June 16, 2016) – In light of the recently released statements that the Kardashian Klan has wrongly duped a high-scale talent agency in Los Angeles, the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), the Kardashian’s former bodyguard speaks out to add some insight into the pending lawsuit.
When Mark Behar, the former private bodyguard to the Kardashians/Jenners, heard about the lawsuit, he immediately stepped forward to share some very interesting pieces of information that he had overheard from the Kardashians themselves about their ties to APA. He states that back in 2009, he was backstage with Kris Kardashian and Khloe at the “Kardashian Charity Knockout Boxing Event”, which aired on Season 4 of KUWTK as Behar himself was the boxing opponent of Bruce Jenner. He said that they (Kris, Kim and Khloe) specifically mentioned how they had met with APA and APA’s representatives and came to terms and agreements regarding what it was that was supposed to be supplied and performed between them and APA. However, Kris and Khloe went on to talk about how they (the Kardashian Klan) were “not going to do a damn thing”, nor honor or uphold their part of the agreement.
Behar states that when he heard them discussing how they would not be holding to their end of the agreement with APA, he told Kris that doing that would not be right and that if they had an agreement with APA, it needed to be honored. He continued to make his point to Kris by stating,
“I don’t know how things work out here in Los Angeles, but in Florida (where Behar had spent the majority of his time), it’s called a verbal agreement and is legally binding”.
At this, Behar said that Kris immediately told him to “butt out” and “mind his own business” otherwise they would let him go and send him back to Florida.
Behar later left his position as a bodyguard to the Kardashian family and in light of this lawsuit, he felt compelled to come forward and protect APA.
“I just hate when people use their status to bulldoze over other people and ruin the hard work that other individuals and businesses have invested. I am now a business owner myself and I know what it is like to be bullied by people who use their titles and their power to intimidate others toward getting what benefits them. After working with the Kardashians for about two years, I saw too much of how they always screwed people over, their friends and clients included. They need to be held accountable for their actions and realize that they are not above the law and they are not untouchable just because they carry the Kardashian name”, Behar said.