The Mayor of Malibu, Bruce Silverstein, has publicly criticized reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian for allegedly deceiving the city in obtaining a permit for a recent event. According to Mayor Silverstein, Kardashian’s people misrepresented the nature of the event to secure an “Emergency Expedited Permit for Large Event” at a private residence in Malibu.
Malibu Mayor Bruce Silverstein accuses Kourtney Kardashian of deceptive practices in obtaining a permit for a baby shower, which turned out to be a promotional event for her wellness brand, Poosh. The event surpassed the expected number of guests, leaving the Mayor concerned about favoritism toward celebrities and wealthy individuals over the rights of residents. Kardashian’s absence from the event adds weight to the argument that it was primarily a commercial endeavor. An internal investigation has been called for to determine any City employee involvement in the alleged fraud.
A Deceptive Application
The controversy stems from an application filed by Kourtney Kardashian’s event planner, who claimed that the event was a baby shower. The permit was requested due to parking concerns and the rental property’s capacity. However, Mayor Silverstein contends that the event was, in fact, a promotional gathering for Kardashian’s wellness brand, Poosh, rather than a traditional baby shower.
While the permit application stated that 94 guests would attend the “baby shower,” the actual turnout was estimated to be around 600 guests who came to support Poosh. Mayor Silverstein argues that the fraudulent representation of the event violated the trust of the city and its residents.
A Questionable Image
Mayor Silverstein expressed his disappointment with the situation, stating, “As an elected official, I am appalled by the situation, which reflects the challenges faced by residents throughout the city. This incident does not reflect well on the city and undermines the peaceful enjoyment of the residents’ homes.”
Furthermore, the Mayor revealed contradictions regarding the property’s ownership and the purpose of the event. The event planner described it as an “influencer event” held at a rented house, contradicting the representations made to the public. This discrepancy raises further questions about the true nature of the gathering.
No Kardashian Attendance
Notably, none of the Kardashian family members, including Kourtney Kardashian, were present at the event. Instead, the event featured celebrity guests such as Diplo, Ariana Madix, and the Gorillaz, suggesting the event served primarily as a commercial promotion for Poosh.
In light of these allegations, Mayor Silverstein has called for an internal investigation to ascertain whether any City employees were involved in allowing the alleged fraud to occur. A City Council meeting has been scheduled for Monday to address the matter.