For the first time, Kim Kardashian-West’s robbery has been publicly addressed by the Kardashian-Jenner family.
After feeling wrongly treated and portrayed as being a thief and a liar, Kim Kardashian filed a lawsuit against an online media outlet. This lawsuit follows an incident in Paris that happen last week, where Kardashian was robbed of her millions in jewelry, at gunpoint.
The lawsuit was filed at Manhattan federal court, where the star is seeking unspecified damages. After being traumatized from the robbery that took place on October 3rd, at her luxury apartment, Kim became victim of another incident. This incident involved MediaTakeOut.com, which claimed the robbery was a lie and Kardashian’s report was fake. Once the news was released, sources attempted to contact Fred Mwangaguhunga, who is the owner of MediaTakeOut.com. Fred would not answer his phone and there wasn’t an immediate response to messages that were left.
Since the lawsuit has been filed, the offensive articles have been removed from the online media outlet. MediaTakeOut.com has a reputation of posting news and articles that are unusual and even inflammatory headlines to go against other published online content. One example involved Kardashian again and was covered by TMZ, which claimed Kardashian and Kanye West increased their security in the U.S. This included guards with automatic weapons and armored vehicles.
It was reported that five armed robbers broke into the private residence of Kardashian. French police say the reality TV star was tied up, gagged, and had over $10 million in jewelry stolen. A chunk of the $10 million was a 20-carat diamond ring that was worth $4 million. Kanye West had recently given the valuable ring to Kim, which she “showed off” on Instagram, a few days before the incident. Kardashian’s reason for being in Paris had to do with fashion week.
Currently, there have been no arrests. In the lawsuit, they point out that the website didn’t have any factual support for the series of articles that were published about Kim being a thief and a liar. The articles went on to say how Kardashian faked the entire robbery and filed a fraudulent claim. They even reported that the violent assault was a lie, so that she could cheat millions of dollars out of her insurance carrier. The lawsuit stated, “Malicious publication of the articles, which paint the victim of a serious crime as a criminal herself, is libelous.”