Kim Kardashian tried and failed to put up a fight when a group of assailants broke into her Paris apartment earlier this month.
It wasn’t her fault, of course, the reality star was bound and gagged.
But Kardashian is now intent on putting up a winning battle against a website that has dared to claim she was NOT actually robbed in France.
The former sex tape actress has filed a lawsuit against mediatakeout.com and its owner Fred Mwangaguhunga for libel.
The lawsuit comes on the heels of that website alleging that Kim made up her robbery story out of thin air.
Wrote lawyer Andrew Brettler in a complaint filed Tuesday in New York federal court:
"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."
This time, he says, the assailant was "an online gossip tabloid that published a series of articles in early October 2016 referring to her a liar and thief."
According to French officials, Kardashian was robbed of approximately $11 million in jewelry in the very early morning of October 3.
However, an article on Media Take Out – another often controversial online gossip publication – suggests that it’s all a big farce.
Her attorney says the aforementioned site alleges she "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."
Absurd as it sounds, the rumor is gaining momentum.
Just today, in fact, Radar Online posted a video that claimed to expose Kardashian as a liar, or at least poke holes in he story.
What was the proof this affiliated footage offered up?
The video was allegedly filmed inside of the reality star’s apartment, "immediately" after the robbery occurred, Radar wrote.
And yet… Kim was sitting calmly on the sofa.
There were no signs of forced entry; and everything remained neat and intact, from the furniture to the mirrors on the wall.
We’re not sure if we’d call that "evidence."
But anyway. Other reports have also claimed that her rapper husband Kanye West actually faked this robbery or had a hand in it.
His motivation? To collect on the insurance of the supposedly stolen jewelry. (‘Ye said in February that he is $53 million in debt.)
We’ve simply reported on both these stories, mind you, but we’ve also made it pretty clear that we don’t believe them on merit.
Much as the web loves a good conspiracy theory, it just doesn’t add up.
Not even Kim Kardashian would pretend to have been robbed at gunpoint in such a violent and disturbing manner. Right?
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DID KIM KARDASHIAN FAKE HER ARMED ROBBERY?
Kardashian is seeking general, special, punitive and exemplary damages from those who allege that she manufactured the tale.
The website has not yet responded to the lawsuit.