Kim lashes out after web­site says she faked it

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

Kim Kar­dashian filed suit on Oc­to­ber 11 against Me­di­atakeout. com for al­leg­ing the re­al­ity TV star faked hav­ing her ex­pen­sive jew­ellery robbed in Paris to cheat her in­sur­ers out of mil­lions.

In a suit filed in New York, the 35-year-old star said, “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 “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”, the law­suit said.

“De­fen­dants’ ma­li­cious pub­li­ca­tion of the ar­ti­cles, which paint the vic­tim of a se­ri­ous crime as a crim­i­nal her­self, is li­belous per se.”

The mul­ti­mil­lion­aire US 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.

Kar­dashian was tied up and locked in the bath­room while the rob­bers helped them­selves to a ring worth around 4 mil­lion eu­ros (US$4.5 mil­lion) and a case of jew­ellery with a value of 5 mil­lion eu­ros ($5.6 mil­lion).

Two mo­bile phones were also stolen dur­ing the hold-up in the chic Madeleine dis­trict of Paris, near the city’s main depart­ment stores.

The mother of two and wife of rap su­per­star Kanye West flew home to the US after be­ing ques­tioned by po­lice over the in­ci­dent, which a spokesper­son said had left her “badly shaken”.

Kar­dashian has been a fix­ture of US celebrity news for more than a decade, known mainly for the TV show Keep­ing Up With The Kar­dashi­ans and a leaked sex tape.

Photo: EPA

Kim Kar­dashian says al­le­ga­tions of fak­ing her Paris rob­bery are li­belous.

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