Kim Kardashian Is Suing A Website For Allegedly Making False Claims About Her Robbery
It looks like there is more drama for Kim Kardashian in relation to her robbery. Kim Kardashian has filed a federal lawsuit against MediaTakeOut.com (MTO) and the site's owner, Fred Mwangaguhunga, Bustle has confirmed through legal documents sent by her legal team. TMZ was the first to report the news, and based on the complaint filed Tuesday at the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York, Kardashian claims the media outlet published lies about her robbery and feels "victimized" by the "series of articles" uploaded on the site after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France in early October. Bustle has also reached out to Kardashian's rep and MediaTakeOut.com for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.
According to the lawsuit, "After having been the victim of a horrific and traumatic armed robbery in France, Kim Kardashian returned to the United States only to again be victimized, but this time by an online gossip tabloid that published a series of articles in early October 2016 referring to her a liar and thief." The lawsuit also claims that MTO published articles "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." According to the complaint, Kardashian feels the articles were "malicious" and "paint the victim of a serious crime as a criminal herself," which she also considers "libelous."
The lawsuit also lists the articles under scrutiny, which include an Oct. 3 post with the headline, "New Evidence Suggests . . . Kim Kardashian 'STAGED' The Robbery . . . Just Like RYAN LOCHTE!! (Here Are The FACTS) #KimRobbery," an Oct. 4 article with the headline, "French Authorities SUSPECT Kim Kardashian Of 'LYING'. . . Suspect That She Is The One . . . Who 'LET THE ROBBERS IN'!!!", and an Oct. 6 article with the headline, "Kim Kardashian Just Filed An INSURANCE CLAIM . . . For $5.6 MILLION!! (If She Faked The Robbery. . . She Just Committed a FEDERAL CRIME)." MTO has removed all of the articles. If you click on each of the prior links, they will direct to you to a page reading, "Removed Story."
Kardashian's lawsuit also alleges that MTO "ignored [her] demand that the website publish a retraction and apology for calling her a liar and a criminal."
Not only does the lawsuit say Kardashian demands a jury trial, but it also says she is seeking "general, special, punitive, and exemplary damages" from MTO, in an amount that will be determined at the time of trial.