|Published : 12 Oct 2016, 11:26:56|
Kim Kardashian sues website
The reality star is suing mediatakeout.com and its owner Fred Mwangaguhunga for libel.
Kim Kardashian isn't taking a gossip site's claim that she lied about her traumatic Paris robbery lightly, reports http:www.hollywoodreporter.com
The reality star is suing mediatakeout.com and its owner Fred Mwangaguhunga for libel per se.
"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, 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," writes Kardashian attorney Andrew Brettler in a complaint filed Tuesday in New York federal court.
Kardashian was robbed of $11 million in jewelry in the middle of the night on Oct. 2 while lounging at her Paris hotel, according to local authorities.
The articles claim 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," Brettler writes.
As public figures, stars typically face tougher battles in proving libel and usually have to show a publication printed a story with "actual malice" — either knowing claims were false or acting with reckless disregard of the truth. Brettler says the site failed to identify or cite any credible sources and the publication of the articles were designed to cause maximum harm.-Asfar