Kim Kardashian sues MediaTakeOut
Kim Kardashian is taking aim at MediaTakeOut.
In case you missed it, during the early hours of Oct. 3, the reality star was reportedly robbed at gunpoint, by a group of masked men, who made off with millions of dollars in jewels.
Shortly after the news broke, the gossip website claimed that the 35-year-old completely faked the terrifying Paris robbery, writing, “New Evidence Suggests… Kim Kardashian ‘STAGED’ The Robbery… Just Like RYAN LOCHTE!! (Here Are The FACTS) #KimRobbery.” Now, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star is firing back, alleging the site not only claimed there were inconsistencies in her account of the stick-up but failed to use credible sources.
The very next day, MediaTakeOut took another jab at Kardashian-West, in yet another headline, reading “French Authorities SUSPECT Kim Kardashian Of ‘LYING’… Suspect That She Is The One… Who ‘LET THE ROBBERS IN’!!!”
But that’s not all. Fast-forward to Oct 6 and the hits just kept coming. “Kim Kardashian Just Filed An INSURANCE CLAIM… For $5.6 MILLION!! (If She Faked The Robbery. . . She Just Committed a FEDERAL CRIME),” the site wrote in one last blaring headline.
In the suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday, Oct. 11, Kardashian argues that MediaTakeOut.com “claimed, without any factual support whatsoever, that Kardashian faked the robbery, lied about the violent assault, and then filed a fraudulent claim with her insurance company to bilk her carrier out of millions of dollars.”
“Obviously, when viewed in the context of the other articles — which directly accuse Kardashian of faking the robbery and lying to the French authorities — a reasonable person would understand this headline to imply that Kardashian has committed the federal crime of insurance fraud,” the suit reads.
Though Kardashian has not yet commented on the event, on Oct. 11, her sister, Khloe, appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where she said, Kim is “not doing that well.”
“It’s incredibly traumatic what happened to her, but our family is super close and great and we’ll get through it together,” Kardashian added. “We do appreciate all of your guys’ love and support. It will take time. It was horrible what happened to her.”
Meanwhile, Kardashian, 35, is seeking unspecified damages.