Kim Kardashian West has been slammed with $100 million lawsuit for the use and promotion of an illuminated smartphone case. The man, who invented the LuMee case said Kim is totally ripping him off and he says he has receipts to prove it.
Kim’s company, Kimsaprincess, Inc. got slapped with the suit Monday, by the man named Hooshmand Harooni, who said he got a patent back in 2013 for an “integrated lighting accessory and case for a mobile phone device.” If that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a perfect description of the LuMee.
Kim has in the past flaunted the LuMee on her social media, saying it helps her take perfectly lit selfies.
Harooni licensed his invention to a company called Snaplight, which is now getting buried in sales. Snaplight and Harooni say LuMee jacked their patented technology, and made it an unfair fight by teaming up with a supreme trendsetter like Kim, TMZ learnt.
In the court documents, Snaplight says Kim is getting a cut of LuMee’s sizable profits, and now it wants a chunk of that cheddar too. The company says $100 million will cover its lost profits.