Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick have been sued for $60 million over an alleged Instagram fraud
Kim K. and Scott Disick are being sued for $US40 million ($A60 million) for allegedly helping spread a fraudulent lottery scam by advertising expensive prizes on Instagram.
It has been claimed that contest entrants were told they stood a chance at winning prizes like first-class flights to Los Angeles, a three-night stay in Beverly Hills, and even $US100,000 ($A150,000).
TMZ said on Thursday that sources close to the Australian lottery organiser, Curated Businesses, confirmed the existence of actual winners and provided documentation substantiating their claims.
Non-winners who filed the lawsuit claim that Kardashian, 41, Disick, 39, and Curated Businesses organised the contests to allegedly sell contestants’ personal information to advertising.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs feel “invaded by hundreds of advertisers,” some of whom are “soliciting the Plaintiffs with potentially offensive and unwanted content.”
Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and Kylie Jenner, together with Disick, have reportedly promoted the lotteries to their millions of Instagram followers.
Kim Kardashian and Disick are listed in the lawsuit.
A total of $A29.8 million (about $20 million) is being sought from each defendant by the plaintiffs.
Kim, Disick, and Curated Businesses’ reps did not respond to requests for comment.
However, the Australian firm’s website features a “Frequently Asked Questions” section where they detail their procedure, and a list of their campaign winners from 2019–2022.
In response to the question “How is the winner selected?,” Curated Businesses states, “We engage the services of a third party facilitator to conduct a random draw of all eligible entrants.”
They have been certified as legal and safe by the Australian government. We also hire a certified independent scrutineer to oversee the random draw as is required by Australian law.