KIM Kardashian is suing a celebrity gossip site for claiming she faked being the victim of a robbery last week to “cheat insurers out of millions”.
The 35-year-old reality TV star has accused MediaTakeout.com for writing false stories stating she “staged” her own robbery by “letting robbers in”.
Kim is suing a celebrity gossip website MediaTakeout for claiming she faked being the victim of a robbery in Paris last weekCredit: AP:Associated Press
The lawsuit filed in federal court in New York is seeking unspecified damages from the publication for libel and its founder Fred Mwangaguhunga.
It stated that “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 victimised, 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 articles, it said, “claimed, 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”.
Kardashian was held at gunpoint and robbed of more than £8 million worth of jewellery during the terrifying heistCredit: GC Images
The robbery took place at a luxury apartment in Rue Tronchet, ParisCredit: Getty Images
The offending articles appear to have been deleted.
The multimillionaire reality TV star, who was in the French capital for Paris Fashion Week, was robbed on October 3 by five men posing as police officers.
French police say the armed robbers forced their way into a luxury apartment in Rue Tronchet where Kim K was staying, tied her up, gagged her and stole more than £8 million worth of jewellery, including a £3.5 million 20-carat diamond ring she just received from hubby Kanye West which she flaunted on Instagram days before.
Kim flashed her £3.5 million 20-carat diamond ring she just received from hubby Kanye West before it got nickedCredit: Instagram
Kim often flaunts her luxury lifestyle on social mediaCredit: Instagram
The mum-of-two and West flew home to the US after being questioned by police over the incident, which a spokeswoman said had left her “badly shaken”.
No arrests have been made.
Since news of the lucrative robbery hit social media, conspiracy theorists have claimed that Kanye West staged the robbery himself.
Spectators have accused the Grammy Award-winning rapper of setting-up the heist to claim money on his insurance or boost ratings for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality show.