Kylie Jenner‘s lawyer is demanding Forbes take down the story accusing the makeup mogul of lying her way to billionaire status.
via Page Six:
“We have reviewed Forbes’ article accusing Kylie of engaging in deceit and a ‘web of lies’ to inflate her net worth. The article is filled with outright lies,” the lawyer, Michael Kump, said in a statement to The Post on Friday.
“Forbes’ accusation that Kylie and her accountants ‘forged tax returns’ is unequivocally false and we are demanding that Forbes immediately and publicly retract that and other statements.”
Forbes published a bombshell report stripping Jenner of the title of youngest-ever self-made billionaire, claiming she used fake draft tax returns to boost her net worth.
The business mag said the 22-year-old is now worth just less than $900 million after factoring Kylie Cosmetics’ revenue in public filings and the economic effect coronavirus has had on the beauty industry.
“It is sad that, of all things, Forbes has devoted three reporters to investigate the effect of the coronavirus crisis on Kylie’s net worth,” Kump said. “We would not expect that from a supermarket tabloid, much less from Forbes.”
Jenner also slammed the report, calling it, “inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions.”
Forbes said it stands by its story.
“Today’s extensively-reported investigation was triggered by newly-filed documents that revealed glaring discrepancies between information privately supplied to journalists and information publicly supplied to shareholders,” said Forbes spokesman Matthew Hutchison. “Our reporters spotted the inaccuracies and spent months uncovering the facts.”
It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.