A developer is suing Kim Kardashian West over her popular Kimoji app. David Liebensohn says that he helped Kim build the app, only to be cut out of the profits. He’s coming for $100 million, citing breach of contact and fraud.
TMZ reports that Liebensohn was behind an app called CensorOut. The app helped bring his team to Kardashian’s attention. The developer claims that Kim agreed to cut their company in for 60 percent of Kimojis back in 2014. He said that he was left off of the trademark paperwork for the sake of expedience, but it was understood that the product was a joint venture.
Liebensohn claims that Kim backed out of their deal in August of 2014, saying that one of Liebensohn’s partners shared her personal information. He adds that Kim attempted to get Liebensohn to back away from his lawsuit via a team of lawyers but he’s still coming for a nine-figure settlement.
While that might seem like an incredible amount, it’s worth remembering that the app was being downloaded 9,000 times a second on release day. That works out to a million dollars a minute. And that was just day one.
Kim has kept the Kimoji money rolling in with new packs of feminist emojis and branded offshoots like her Kimoji Hearts fragrance line, which netted her $10 million.