OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — David Liebensohn has sued Kim Kardashian for $300 million dollars after he says she breached their partnership agreement.
Liebensohn, along with Narayan Shankar and Daniel Rice, founded the company App Social LLC creating apps for social media users in 2014 according to court documents.
The application CensorGram, designed to protect social media users' accounts from bullying, spammers, and trolls on Instagram, designed by Liebensohn, Shankar, and Rice caught the attention of Kardashian.
Documents state Kardashian's social media assistant, Jonathon Cheban, contacted App Social via Instagram saying Kardashian was interested in CensorGram and wanted to invest.
App Social LLC and Kardashian made a verbal agreement of a 60-40 partnership.
App Social LLC created "Kimojis" prior to this agreement and Kardashian loved the idea documents say.
Court documents say Kardashian insisted on filing the trademark of Kimojis to "save costs" and verbally promised they would promote the concept together.
Kardashian filed the KIMOJI trademark application identifying her corporation, Kimsaprincess, Inc, the sole owner in August of 2014.
Liebensohn says Kardashian then called Shankar and accused him of releasing her personal information about her use of CensorOut, formerly CensorGram, and disseminating a screenshot of that information to "all of Chicago".
Documents state Kardashian, on August 15, 2014, through her attorney sent App Social LLC a letter stating they caused Kardashian emotional distress and defamation in excess of $5 million and sent a Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release.
That release stated Kardashian would release App Social LLC from the $5 million potential lawsuit if they walked away from any future development of the Kimojis.
Liebensohn refused to sign that release according to court documents.
Kardashian field KIMOJI trademarks for clothing, cellphone cases, makeup bags, fragrances, ect.
Liebansohn says Kardashian released the Kimojis application a year later using a profiting off the name "Kimoji" which was created by App Social LLC.
Liebensohn alleges Kardashian breached their partnership agreement , breached her fiduciary duty, has received unjust enrichment, and fraud for never intending to perform her promises.