In some much-needed “IF ONLY” news, one of the members of the Kardashian Koven might be headed for the Klink (okay, not likely, but I can dream). Following up on the news that alleged successful person, Kylie Jenner, is probably a huge liar who may have faked her way onto Forbes Billionaire list with the help of her family, there is now talk that Pimp Mama Kris’ biggest moneymaker could soon be threatened with a criminal investigation for exaggerating the value of Kylie Cosmetics.
According to The Daily Mail, Kylie, who was twice named by Forbes as the world’s youngest self-made billionaire (seriously, self-made!), was kicked off the same list on Friday for not actually being a billionaire. And as a result, the whole thing may lead to an in-depth investigation into how her overall business is managed. Forbes says that financial filings with the Securities Exchange Commission show she may have been lying about her success (sound familiar?)
“My guess is that at a minimum the SEC will begin what they call an informal inquiry and then perhaps elevate that to a formal investigation, which gives them subpoena power,’ says Jan Handzlik, former LA federal prosecutor.”
“All of this is like catnip to a prosecutor or the SEC, because it will lead to very heavy coverage of what takes place. Those things may very well lead to the US Attorney’s office and the Southern District of New York in particular jumping sooner than they might otherwise,’ he said. “If the Department of Justice decides to make this a criminal case… if there were to be a conviction, that could include jail time for any individuals who were responsible.”
It’s astounding to think that there are people out there who can look at 2010 photos of Kylie Jenner and compare them to 2020 photos of Kylie Jenner and still think, “wow it’s amazing what a little liquid foundation can do!” But if you’re dumb enough to believe that Kylie and her kin are beneath pulling some fast ones in order to get their names at the top of power lists BY ANY MEANS, then you deserve that shitty lip palette.
Kylie, of course, remains unbothered despite spending the last 24 hours tweeting up a storm of 2 Blessed 2 B Stressed-style PSHAWs and WHATEVs. Nothing will come from this, most likely, but Kylie should still be using her fingers to Google “How to make prison lip filler out of commissary items” instead of tweeting.