Michael Kump Quoted in The Hollywood Reporter Article
Michael Kump was recently quoted in Ashley Cullins’ The Hollywood Reporter article “Kim Kardashian West Out for Blood Over Use of Her Image in Vampire Facial Marketing.” This article describes the lawsuit filed by Kim Kardashian West against an Alabama doctor for using Kardashian West’s likeness to promote services without permission. Michael Kump, who is one of the attorneys for Kardashian West alongside KWIKA partners Jon Steinsapir and Nick Soltman, wrote the complaint.
“Just below a post disclaiming any association with the Vampire Facial provider from which patients had contracted HIV is a photo captioned, ‘Bar [Refaeli] & Kim Receive the Vampire Facial® Procedure…Runels’ scheme to misappropriate Ms. Kardashian’s hard-earned popularity without her permission is so pervasive that she features prominently in, of all places, his LinkedIn profile. Quite literally, on his profile page, her photo is twice as large as his.”