UPDATED: 2019/02/13 1:00PM
Kimoji creator, David Liebensohn, has filed a $100 million suit against Kim Kardashian, claiming he and his business partners created an app called CensorOut that caught Kardashians attention, and they eventually agreed to team up on an app that provided users with a library of animated emojis and GIFs of her and her famous family.
However, in his lawsuit, Liebensohn says in August 2014, about the time Kim Kardashian filed for the trademark separately (citing that it would simplify the process and expense for Liebensohn by filing that way), Kardashian informed the company that one of the partners had shared some of her personal information. She used this alleged incident to back out of the deal.
While Liebensohn cite’s lost profit and contract breach as his justification for the 9-figure total in damages, Kardashians lawyers stated to TMZ, “The lawsuit filed against Kim Kardashian is ridiculous and absurd. The parties entered into a binding settlement agreement 2014 in which Kim gave up multi-million dollar claims against Mr. Liebensohn and his partners. Mr. Liebensohn waited more than 4 years to claim the agreement wasn’t binding on him. Kim commenced an arbitration in December 2018, and after Mr. Liebensohn was unsuccessful in stopping the arbitration he filed this meritless lawsuit. We feel very confident we will get the case dismissed.”