In an interview with the Today show, Kim denied the claims that she damaged the dress in the process of putting it on and wearing it.
"No," she answered when asked about it, further claiming that "There was handlers...that put it on me."
The Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum, which loaned the dress to her, has also denied that it was damaged.
"One thing Ripley’s Believe It or Not! can say with confidence is that it did not cause damage to Marilyn Monroe’s famed 'Happy Birthday' dress from 1962," the organization said in a statement that also highlighted reports that the dress was already damaged circa 2017.
"Kim Kardashian wearing the 'Happy Birthday' dress has been hotly contested," they reiterated, "but the fact remains that she did not, in any way, damage the garment in the short amount of time it was worn at the Met Gala."
Read Ripley's full statement here, and watch Kim's Today interview here.