Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick sued for $40M over alleged lottery scam offering luxury prizes
Winners of the giveaway were supposed to receive $100,000, two first-class tickets to Los Angeles and a three-night stay in Beverly Hills
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A new $40 million lawsuit has been filed against Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick for promoting luxury prizes on social media back in 2020 that were allegedly part of a fake lottery scam. The giveaway which was promoted by the celebrities was allegedly a front to sell personal information to advertisers.
The duo was named in the suit along with a company based in Australia called Curated Businesses. The winners of the giveaway promoted by Disick and Kim apparently were offered $100,000, two first-class tickets to Los Angeles and a three-night stay in Beverly Hills.
According to TMZ, the suit filed explained that once the winners were announced, their Instagram accounts quickly changed from public to private. This led to confusions and speculation. However, sources which are close to Curated Businesses revealed that they have appropriate paperwork to prove every winner is legitimate and have been awarded their prizes.
The suit claims the people who entered the contest are getting "invaded by hundreds of advertisers, some of which are soliciting the plaintiffs with potentially offensive and unwanted content." The suit claims that the giveaway was organized by Scott on his social media handle while various influencers including Kim, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Sofia Richie, Gretchen Christine Rossi and Christine Q promoted it. Though these celebrities are mentioned in the suit, only Kim and Disick are named as defendants currently.
The lawsuit also stated, "Just a short 20 years ago, Oprah was giving away cars and cash," it reads. "But today's entertainment tycoons seem to only care about becoming richer and living an even more opulent lifestyle, while duping their fans and followers." The suit is asking for more than $20 million from each defendant, though the only two specifically named are Kim and Scott, along with the Australian company.
The webiste of Curated Businesses claims, "We engage the services of a third party facilitator to conduct a random draw of all eligible entrants. They are Australian government approved and compliant. As required by Australian law, we also engage the services of fully qualified independent scrutineer to oversee the random draw. The process is subject to regular random audits by government representatives.
It also stated, "Our campaigns are always open worldwide.Usually, there is a higher percentage of entrants from the same country as the person promoting the campaign. So, for example, we usually receive more entries from Australia if the promoter is an Australia influencer. But every single person who enters has the same chance of winning."