Its owner, Fred Mwangaguhunga, is facing a libel lawsuit for three posts that claim Kim Kardashian West faked her Paris robbery and then committed insurance fraud, US Weekly reports.
According to court documents obtained Tuesday by the Hollywood Reporter, the federal lawsuit claims, “After having been the victim of a horrific and traumatic armed robbery in France, Kim Kardashian returned to the United States only to be again 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.”
Andrew Brettler, Kardashian West’s attorney, says that“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 cites the online news outlet for articles titled “New Evidence Suggests… Kim Kardashian and Her Mother ‘STAGED’ The Robbery… Just Like RYAN LOCHTE!! (Here Are The FACTS)” and “French Authorities SUSPECT Kim Kardashian of ‘LYING’… Suspect That She Is The One… Who ‘LET THE ROBBERS IN’!!!”
Court documents also mention the site’s post claiming that the reality star filed an insurance claim for an estimated $10 million in stolen jewelry. Theheadline read “If She Faked The Robbery … She Just Committed a FEDERAL CRIME.”
Kardashian West is seeking general, special, punitive and exemplary damages for articles that now appear to have been taken down, according to US Weekly.
The reality star reportedly contacted the website for an apology, to no avail.