Paula Abdul Shares Statement About Allegedly Stolen Glasses Design

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Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul was recently accused of stealing the design of her new “IdolEyes” Smart Audio Glasses, which play audio. This week, Abdul shared a statement on her Instagram from the company she worked with on the collection.


Paula Abdul Releases Statement About Glasses Design

Rapper and model Tommie Lee recently accused Abdul of copying her “cat eye” glasses design, saying she stole “my entire idea down to the look and everything.” She claimed that Famecast, a company she worked with, “went behind my back” and gave Abdul the design.

On Wednesday, Abdul took to Instagram to share a statement from Rex Wong, the CEO of Famecast. As Wong wrote, “No design used in Ms. Abdul’s custom collection of fashion audio ‘IdolEyes’ glasses was ‘stolen’ by Ms. Abdul, and any suggestion to the contrary is simply untrue.”

Wong went on to write that Abdul was “an unwitting victim of an honest error made by Famecast in connection with its promotion of the ‘IdolEyes’ collection” and was “unfairly targeted by one of Famecast’s former influencers as a result of Famecast’s conduct.”


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The Company Apologized to Abdul Over the Situation

Wong emphasized that Abdul “worked closely and extensively” with Famecast on the glasses, and that “the styles and audio features … are unique to Ms. Abdul and no one else.” He said Abdul was unaware of Famecast’s previous association with the aforementioned influencer.

The statement also shares that Abdul did not “have any knowledge of the potential designs that Famecast had worked on with that creator.” Wong added that he wanted to “personally apologize to Ms. Abdul for the fact that she has been dragged into an unfortunate situation that she had nothing to do with.”


“Ms. Abdul deserved better from us, and we let her down,” the statement concludes. “We have the utmost respect for Ms. Abdul, and are committed to never letting something like this happen again.”

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