Kardashians Sue Over Sweatshop Allegations [Updated]Jenna Sauers12/23/11 12:30pmFiled to: Rag TradeFashionRound-upCelebritykardashiansKardashian sweatshoptweetFbTop162EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkYou might find the allegations of worker mistreatment at the factories that produce several of the Kardashian family's numerous clothing and accessories licenses horrifying, disgusting, or even sadly unsurprising. Kris Jenner has a different word: Libelous. The Kardashians have called Star magazine's claims that child labor and forced labor are taking place at Chinese factories that make Kardashian tchotchkes baseless, and have sued the magazine. Also on the sue list is the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, which was one of Star's sources in its investigation. IGLHR director Charles Kernaghan said — on TMZ, natch — that his organization had already been investigating factories that manufacture for the Kardashian brands when Star called, but admitted that he personally had not visited the factories in question and seen the conditions first-hand. "We haven't finished our research," said Kernaghan, "but what I'm saying is that with every research campaign we have done in China, you always come up with nasty sweatshop conditions." The Kardashians claim they have people who "patrol" the factories their licensees contract with to ensure safe working conditions. [TMZ] UPDATE: Counsel for AMI, which publishes Star, tells us that the Kardashians have not filed suit.