The Kardashians' Dash Boutique Sued for Discrimination
Andres Gomez, who is legally blind, is suing the clothing company for being inaccessible to the visually impaired.
The Kardashians' Dash store is being sued for discriminating against the blind, according to a lawsuit filed last week in the Southern District of Florida in Miami.
Andres Gomez, who is legally blind, is suing the company — the clothing boutique founded by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe in 2006 — for being inaccessible to the visually impaired after he learned about the Dash boutique on Collins Avenue in Miami and wanted to shop the store online. (The Dash boutique also is located in Los Angeles and New York.)
According to the document, Gomez uses JAWS Screen Reader software to access the internet, but the Dash website wasn't compatible with the software he was using nor were there any other options available on the site.
The suit argues that the website's lack of access violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
"The vision and blind population is expected to double by 2050," read the court document. "It is essential that low vision and blind individuals are not excluded from society and segregated in areas of web commerce."
Gomez is asking the court to require the defendant to update its website to display the universal disable logo. Additionally, the plaintiff is asking for the company to pay for damages, attorney's fees and any additional payments deemed necessary.
Gomez has previously made the same claim against retailers Coach, Ralph Lauren and Payless.
Dash did not immediately respond to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment on the lawsuit.