Kim Kardashian West had filed suit against an Alabama doctor for using her name and likeness to advertise "vampire facials".
Runels has since responded to Kardashian's claims, posting an article to his business page on Tuesday, claiming he "did not ask her to use the names to promote her show and her online presence; she used them of her own volition after having the procedure done by a physician-member of Dr. Runels' provider group of licensees".
Kardashian documented the treatment on an episode of "Kourtney And Kim Take Miami" in 2013.
"Upon further investigation, Ms. Kardashian was horrified to discover that her name and likeness were plastered all over Runels" website (www.vampirefacial.com)", the documents state.
"The Defendants" use of Ms. Kardashian's name and likeness is not, and never has been, authorized.
The complaint alleges copyright infringement, infringement of registered mark, false association, violation of the right of publicity and California common law trademark infringement, according to legal documents obtained by the outlet.
In a statement to E!
In an article posted on Runels' business' blog after the filing on December 10, he claims he "did not ask her to use the names to promote her show and her online presence; she used them of her own volition after having the procedure done by a physician-member of Dr. Runels' provider group of licensees".
"I feel like this is someone shaking down some little doctor for something that is public knowledge", he said.
In a December 10 blog post, however, Runels said he was removing all mentions of "Kardashian-West's name and all images of her face from his websites-as if she never had the procedure at all".
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