A Hollywood beauty line manufacturing company have been accused of mistreating their work force.
On Tuesday, The Skin Studio, which sells the Kardashian Beauty line of products has responded to a damning essay written by Laura Halma, on sister site Breitbart Blog.
Hail also co-founder, Tyson Ritterberg sent a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The statement to the effect that The Skin Studio contracted factory staff and required them to strip and submit to random photographs is false,” he said. “We can’t say how we would have responded to this story without knowing that this writer was a troll, but it’s impossible to believe her story without independent verification from our source.”
Ritterberg claims he spoke to an anonymous worker who told him that employees did not strip or submit to random photographs, and that they were encouraged by management to not stare at Jenner.
“It sounds ridiculous, we definitely don’t do that,” an anonymous worker said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “We have everything we need here in plastic bags. When we went to strip it’s like, ‘What is our purpose? What do we need to do here?’ I’m shaking my head, I just can’t believe that, especially from a company that’s taken the top spots for design and marketing awards.”
The workers also claimed they were told they could either stay at the site, or have to move to another location.
“It’s not like working here is glamorous, it’s definitely not easy for us,” another worker stated, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “A lot of us don’t like it, but we have to look around, so we have to work here. We’re hoping that when we retire, we won’t feel the same about it.”
Ritterberg stressed that The Skin Studio prefers their employees work in their own city, but asked Halma to contact the company and find out the actual names of the factories where the workers were working.