Kim Kardashian Sues MediaTakeOut as Fans Rally Behind Her Over Insenitive Halloween Costume
Kim Kardashian is taking legal action against a publication that claims that she had faked her Paris heist and lied about getting robbed at gunpoint.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has slapped MediaTakeOut with a defamation lawsuit after it published multiple articles claiming that Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, faked the robbery for insurance money. In documents obtained by Gossip Cop, it states that the outlet ran these stories with “no credible sources” and published them as truths.
“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,” Kardashian’s attorney, Marty Singer, writes in the filing. “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.”
“Defendants’ reckless and malicious publication of the articles was calculated to cause maximum harm to Kardashian,” he continues, noting that the website “ignored Kardashian’s demand that the website publish a retraction and apology for calling her a liar and a criminal.”
“Defendants must face the consequences for publishing this defamatory fiction and trying to profit off of Kardashian’s name,” he adds. “Kardashian has suffered general and special damages in an amount not presently known to her but believed to be not less than the jurisdictional minimum of this Court, including damage to Kardashian’s reputation and standing in the community, shame, mortification, hurt feelings, embarrassment, and humiliation.”
However, MediaTakeOut isn’t the only business to be trying to capitalize on Kardashian’s robbery by belittling it. Online retailer Costumeish is currently selling a costume whose Kardashian look-alike model is seen bound and gagged. The is offering a “white short sexy robe, long black wig, ‘$4 million dollar’ ring, large sunglasses, fake gag and 2’ of rope” as a part of the costume.
Many are calling the costume insensitive and offensive as one user comments, “Kim is a human being. She is a person. No one deserves what happened to her. The fact that this is a costume is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. I am praying for this world.”
“This isn’t a costume. This is someone’s most terrifying night of their life being put on display and being ridiculed,” another adds.
Others have taken to Twitter to express their outrage, writing:
I just saw a “Kim Kardashian robbery” Halloween costume online…🙄😒 like how is that a joke
— AJ Cardone (@AJ_Cardone) October 11, 2016
The fact that there’s a ‘kim kardashian held at gun point’ halloween costume just proves how messed up people are
— Izzy (@SameoIdhs) October 11, 2016
— Calling The Shots (@EntUnfiltered) October 11, 2016
Costumeish has told Fox411 that they have “no intentions of taking it down and it has been selling well.”