Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Kim Kardashian Sues MediaTakeOut.com for Claiming Her Paris Robbery was Staged

Kim Kardashian attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France.
Kim Kardashian attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France.

*Kim Kardashian has addressed her share of false stories written about her on gossip blogs, but one recent story in particular has caused the reality star to put her legal team to work

According to Page Six, Kim has filed a federal lawsuit against MediaTakeOut.com for publishing three stories that accuse her of lying about her Paris robbery.

The eight-page complaint describes Kardashian, 35, as a “victim of a violent armed robbery” in her apartment in the exclusive Hotel de Pourtalès, where thieves took off with millions of dollars worth of jewelry, including a $4 million diamond ring.

“Kardashian was assaulted and robbed by two masked men, who placed a gun to her head, duct-taped her hands, legs and mouth, and then left her lying helplessly on the bathroom floor of her rented apartment while the thieves absconded with millions of dollars in jewelry,” the suit says.

Hours later, Media Take Out posted a story with the headline “New Evidence Suggests … Kim Kardashian ‘STAGED’ The Robbery … Just Like RYAN LOCHTE!! (Here Are The FACTS) #KimRobbery.”

The story claimed Kardashian faked the theft in order to “increase the ratings of her family’s television shows,” the suit says.

It also identifies its sources as “people on social media, who are digesting the facts that have been disclosed.”

Media TakeOut posted followup stories in the following days, which Kardashian calls in the suit “blatant and defamatory lies.”

Included was an Oct. 6 post claiming Kardashian filed a $5.6 million insurance claim — and that “if she faked the robbery … she just committed a FEDERAL CRIME,” according to the suit.

Kim says Media TakeOut based its reports on incredible anonymous sources, when really the only people with actual knowledge of what occurred are Kardashian herself, the apartment building concierge — who was also “assaulted at gunpoint and handcuffed” — and the assailants.

Media TakeOut has allegedly refused to take down the stories and dismissed Kardashian’s demands to publish a retraction and apology, according to the suit.

Kardashian’s lawyers Marty Singer and Andrew Brettler are now on the case.

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