The Kardashian’s are making headlines, not for their hit reality TV show, but for a slave labor investigation.
TMZ confirms that a human rights group is investigating claims that workers in China as young as 16 are working in squalid conditions.
The workers produce merchandise for the K-Dash by Kardashian label, the Kris Jenner Kollection and ShoeDazzle according to a Star Magazine investigation.
The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights has confirmed with TMZ that there are claims that the Kardashians’ products are produced in factories that smell of raw sewage, with temperatures over 100 degrees.
The workers also reportedly make $1 an hour and work up to 84 hours a week.
Kris Jenner, the matron of the Kardashian clan, has released a statement on the report saying,
“As far as I know the factories that are used to manufacture the Kardashian clothing and shoes have nothing terrible going on at all and the factories are very well policed and meet factory standards.”