Earlier this month, in news that shook the celebrity world to the core, Kim Kardashian West was bound and gagged by a gang of gun-wielding robbers who made off with about $10 million worth of her jewelry during Paris Fashion Week.
It's been a week since her harrowing ordeal and the reality TV star's uncharacteristic social media absence is becoming more unsettling than ever. So far, only sister Khloe Kardashian has been able to provide the public with an in-depth brief into how Kim is doing — and the answer to that is "not well:"
Though we are yet to hear from Kim K herself, reports are coming through that she's in the process of suing a celebrity gossip website for claiming that the entire robbery in Paris was faked.
A defamation lawsuit filed against MediaTakeout.com in New York City seeks unspecified damaged and claims that:
"[After being] the victim of a horrific and traumatic armed robbery in France, Kim Kardashian returned to the US 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 as a liar and thief."
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These measures are being taken after website MediaTakeout.com publicly claimed that Kim faked the entire robbery in order to cheat insurers out of millions of dollars. The lawsuit also added:
"[The website] 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."
Citing claims of libel, the case argued that:
“Defendants’ malicious publication of the articles, which paint the victim of a serious crime as a criminal herself, is libelous per se.”
As it stands, the owner of MediaTakeout has refused to publish a retraction of the website's comments and has failed to provide a comment.