|Kim Kardashian is suing a website for claiming she faked her violent robbery in Paris (Picture: John Lamparski/Getty Images)|
Kim Kardashian is yet to comment on her violent robbery in Paris, but she has now launched legal action against a gossip website which sensationally claimed she lied about her horrific ordeal.
The reality TV star is suing mediatakeout.com for libel and is seeking damages from the site and its owner Fred Mwangaguhunga, who are listed as defendants.
In the lawsuit published by The Hollywood Reporter, Kim’s attorney Andrew Brettler said she had been ‘victimised’ by ‘a series of articles in early October 2016 referring to her as a liar and a thief’.
|Millions of dollars worth of jewellery were stolen in the raid (Picture: James Devaney/GC Images)|
Brettler writes: ‘On October 3, 2016, Kardashian was the victim of a violent armed robbery in Paris, France. 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.
‘As if that ordeal were not awful enough, Defendants made it worse by publishing on the Website, only hours after the assault, that Kardashian faked the robbery and then committed insurance fraud by filing a false claim with her carrier.’ He continued: ‘Defendants have acted with constitutional malice, given that they knew the Articles were permeated with material and substantialm falsehoods, and further relied on dubious anonymous sources and/or sources that have no credibility whatsoever.
|Kim seen in public for the first time since her ordeal (Picture: Callahan/ACE/REX/Shutterstock)|
‘Defendants were reckless in disregarding the truth and purposefully avoided learning the true facts in an effort to commercially exploit Kardashian’s valuable image for advertising or trade purposes. ‘Defendants must face the consequences for publishing this defamatory fiction and trying to profit off of Kardashian’s name.’
The articles have since been removed from mediatakeout.
Credit: Metro, UK