Kim Kardashian filed a lawsuit Tuesday against gossip website MediaTakeOut.com claiming it published false reports about the recent incident in Paris where she was robbed of $11 million worth of jewelry. The website had called Kardashian a liar and said that she staged the Oct. 3 robbery.
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, said that Kardashian — already traumatized by the robbery — was victimized by reports published by MediaTakeOut.com. The reality television star is seeking unspecified damages from the website.
The court filings said that two armed and masked men harassed and robbed the 35-year-old. They also put a gun to her head, duct-taped her hands, legs and mouth, and left her on the bathroom floor while they fled with her jewelry.
The website published several reports claiming that the robbery was faked by Kardashian who then filed a claim with her insurance company to get millions of dollars, according to the lawsuit.
The filings further said that the “malicious publication of the articles, which paint the victim of a serious crime as a criminal herself, is libelous.” MediaTakeOut.com also did not pay attention to her demand that it carry an apology and remove its reports, according to the lawsuit.
Meanwhile, French prosecutors Wednesday formally launched an investigation into the robbery. The investigation is looking into “armed theft in a gang, criminal conspiracy and kidnapping,” a source told Agence France-Presse.