A clothing company in San Francisco filed a class action lawsuit claiming Ivanka Trump is hurting their business by exploiting her position as the President’s daughter to boost sales.
The civil lawsuit filed on March 16 by Modern Appealing Clothing (MAC) seeks a restraining order against Ivanka Trump Marks LLC to stop her products from being sold in California.
It claimed the First Daughter’s company has an unfair advantage when it comes to competing for sales.
Modern Appealing Clothing claimed Ivanka Trump is using her position as the First Daughter to unfairly boost sales which hurts her competitors
Ivanka transferred her company to a trust after her father took office. She does not have an official White House role but will have an office in the West Wing
It says Ivanka, who transferred her company to a trust after her father took office, is guilty of ‘exploiting the power and prestige of the White House for personal gain, including, but not limited to, piggy-backing promotion of defendant Ivanka Trump products on appearances at executive branch and other governmental events.’
Ivanka will get her own office in the West Wing despite having no government role (pictured Monday in Aspen)
The documents cited Kellyanne Conway who famously encouraged people to go buy Ivanka trump’s clothing during a TV segment. The stunt led to the oversight chairman requesting an ethics review into her conduct.
Since the lawsuit news went public, MAC’s Facebook page has been blasted with mostly negative reviews.
One person wrote: ‘What kind of a company sues another just because they are doing better than you?’
Another said: ‘This company does not work hard they attack others to try and bring a light to there dismal world. Now I am wondering if you are a fake company?’
Monday, it was announced that Ivanka would get her own office in the West Wing despite not having an official government role.
She will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee.
Jamie Gorelick, an attorney and ethics adviser for Ivanka Trump, said Monday that the first daughter will not have an official title, but will get a West Wing office, government-issued communications devices and security clearance to access classified information.