Kim Kardashian West is keeping up with the tabloids.
Kardashian West and her attorneys are suing mediatakeout.com and its founder Fred Mwangaguhunga for libel, saying the outlet claimed she lied about being held up at gunpoint and robbed in Paris.
“MTO and its owner Mwangaguhunga published several Articles on their website MediaTakeOut.com (the ‘Website’), in which they 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,” reads the suit. “Defendants’ malicious publication of the Articles, which paint the victim of a serious crime as a criminal herself, is libelous per se.”
On Oct. 2 at approximately 3 a.m., Kardashian West was reportedly held up at gunpoint, tied up and locked in a bathroom of her Paris hotel room. She was subsequently robbed of nearly $11 million worth of jewelry.
“Defendants published the Articles under patently false and misleading headlines stating, in no uncertain terms, that Kardashian ‘staged’ a robbery and committed a federal crime by engaging in insurance fraud,” continues the suit. “The Articles themselves are fraught with unsupported allegations and fail to identify or cite to any credible sources to back up the wild claims asserted therein. Defendants’ reckless and malicious publication of the Articles was calculated to cause maximum harm to Kardashian.”
Shortly after the robbery, Kardashian West’s representatives told Variety she is “badly shaken but physically unharmed.” Since the incident, production of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” has halted indefinitely.