Since news came of Kim Kardashian West's robbery at gunpoint in Paris, there has been much speculation about whether it was an inside job or even whether she was lying about the incident. But Kim isn't taking these accusations lightly - she has just filed a lawsuit against a media company who claimed she was lying about the events.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, she is suing mediatakeout.com and the owner, Fred Mwangaguhunga, for libel per se.
Kim's lawyer Andrew Brettler wrote in the legal documents: "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 as a liar and thief."
The tabloid's accusations include that 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," according to the documents.
Her lawyer needs to prove that the articles were published with 'actual malice' to sue for libel, and Brettler argues that the articles didn't provide evidence from any credible sources.
"Kardashian was assaulted and robbed by two masked men, who placed a gun to her head, duct-taped her hands, legs and mouth, and then left her lying helplessly on the bathroom floor of her rented apartment while the thieves absconded with millions of dollars in jewelry," Brettler writes. "As if that ordeal were not awful enough, Defendants made it worse by publishing on the Website, only hours after the assault, that Kardashian faked the robbery and then committed insurance fraud by filing a false claim with her carrier."