If you insult Kim Kardashian West on the Internet, she’ll ignore you. If you accuse her of faking a horrific attack for attention, she will slap you with a lawsuit.
Kardashian West filed a federal lawsuit against Media Take Out after the website published three stories suggesting last week’s armed robbery was a publicity stunt. The website also suggested that, by filing a false insurance claim for the missing jewelry, Kardashian West was committing a federal offense.
The website claimed that “French authorities” suspect Kardashian West set up the whole thing up and “let the robbers in” and committed fraud by pretending that millions of dollars in jewelry had been stolen.
Kardashian West’s attorneys, Marty Singer and Andrew Brettler, filed the suit after demanding that the website retract the stories and issue an apology. But after no response, they took things to court.
In court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian West’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, filed a complaint against Media Take Out and its owner, Fred Mwangaguhunga.
“As if that ordeal were not awful enough, Defendants made it worse by publishing onthe Website, only hours after the assault, that Kardashian faked the robbery and then committedinsurance fraud by filing a false claim with her carrier.”
In order to win the libel case, Kardashian West, a public figure, will have to prove that Media Take Out willfully posted information they knew to be false.
“Defendants were reckless in disregarding the truth and purposefully avoided learning the true facts in an effort to commercially exploit Kardashians valuable image for advertising or trade purposes,” the statement continues.
The statement cites headlines like, New Evidence Suggests . . . KimKardashian STAGED The Robbery . . . Just Like RYAN LOCHTE!! (Here Are The FACTS) #KimRobbery, as evidence that the website published the information as facts rather than speculation with no credible sources. Well, besides, “people on social media.”
Kardashian West is currently taking time away from the spotlight after the traumatic incident. Keeping Up With the Kardashians is currently on hold.