Hell hath no fury like Kim Kardashian defamed!
The reality TV star is suing MediaTakeOut that claimed she completely faked the terrifying Paris robbery in which she was held at gunpoint earlier this month.
In a suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court Tuesday, Kardashian says 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.”
In fact, Kardashian’s suit cites three allegedly libelous articles:
- the first one, published on Oct. 3, came “only hours after Kardashian had suffered through the trauma and indignity of being robbed and assaulted in Paris.” That story was headlined “New Evidence Suggests... Kim Kardashian ‘STAGED’ The Robbery... Just Like RYAN LOCHTE!! (Here Are The FACTS) #KimRobbery.” It falsely claimed that there were inconsistencies in Kardashian’s account of the stick-up, her suit says, adding that the article relied on random people on social media as its sources.
- The next day brought a MediaTakeOut piece headlined “French Authorities SUSPECT Kim Kardashian Of ‘LYING’... Suspect That She Is The One... Who ‘LET THE ROBBERS IN’!!!” The article did not identify its sources, the lawsuit notes.
- On Oct. 6, MediaTakeOut posted story with a headline blaring “Kim Kardashian Just Filed An INSURANCE CLAIM... For $5.6 MILLION!! (If She Faked The Robbery. . . She Just Committed a FEDERAL CRIME).”
“There is no substance to this article — just a defamatory headline.”
“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 says.Kardashian’s lawyer says the website did not honor the star’s request to take the articles down and issue a retraction and apology.
Links to the first two articles led to pages saying “Removed Story” on Tuesday. The link to the Oct. 6 story led to a page without any content about Kardashian.
Kardashian, 35, is seeking unspecified damages.
Source - New York Daily