Kim Kardashian sues Media Takeout after they claimed she ‘staged’ robbery


I only visit Media Takeout once in a while. I especially like their Beyonce conspiracies, but anyone who takes Media Takeout as gospel needs to review their relationship with celebrity gossip in general. Because I haven’t visited Media Takeout in so long, I had no idea that they were peddling some “theories” about Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris last week. Kim was held up by armed gunmen in the early morning hours last Monday (October 3). She thought she was going to die. She thought she was going to be raped. In the end, the armed assailants tied her up and stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry, then left the scene of the crime by bicycle. Within minutes/hours of the story of Kim’s robbery going public, some people began to question it and conspiracy-theory it. People couldn’t believe that Kim was the victim. She had to be behind it, they claimed. And Media Takeout spread those theories. And so now Kim is suing Media Takeout.

Kim Kardashian’s calling out a media outlet … Tom Cruise style … suing for published stories that accuse her of lying about the whole Paris robbery. Kim just filed a federal lawsuit against for 3 posts about her ordeal … one of which alleged there was evidence Kim “staged” the robbery. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Kim says the site used random people off social media as its sources.

The site also posted a story about “French authorities” suspecting Kim had actually “let the robbers in” the apartment. The final indignity, according to the suit by her lawyers Marty Singer and Andrew Brettler, was a post about Kim’s insurance claim. She says MediaTakeOut reported, “If she faked the robbery … she just committed a FEDERAL CRIME.”

Kim says she immediately sicced her legal team on the site … demanding they retract the posts and apologize, but got no response. So now, she’ll see ’em in court. MediaTakeOut had no comment.

[From TMZ]

I never really thought Kim would be the kind of person to sue media outlets when she gets unfavorable coverage, although I think this is a particularly unique situation for her. This isn’t “oh, she looks like sh-t in that dress.” She’s not suing over something stupid like that. She’s suing over very specific claims that she committed some kind of crime by “staging” a robbery that became something of an international incident, a robbery that by all accounts has left her traumatized and profoundly shaken. There are legal implications to the false reporting, so I think that’s why Kim is choosing to sue. It’s not about the money – and she probably won’t get much money, let’s be real – it’s about what really happened to her.


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  1. Senaber says:

    Good for her.

    • Oxy says:

      Mte. Although it’s probably more effort than it’s worth she has the right to sue them for something like this.

      For all the things that have been said, speculated and created about her – she has never taken this route (as far as I know). But I think with this it hurts more as it was a dangerous and traumatic incident.

      I know the recent Ryan Lochte incident and her reputation initially makes people sude eye her but I honestly still don’t understand why people think she would resort to something this elaborate and easy to scrytinise for press and money. Or the worst I’ve seen is people revelling in the notion that she was deserving of it.

      The French police still back her story and have found no reason to dispute her claims so why are people still believing that she is made it up. She’s a famewhore like most celebs but doesn’t change the fact that she was a victim of a terrible crime.

      • YOMAMASON says:

        right.. because suing the least credible site will be 1. the cheapest way to shut everyone up and set an example. 2. Because the lawsuit wouldn’t stand a chance in court.

        i saw the video after the alleged robbery. wasn’t her cellphone stolen?

  2. Tris Farnon says:

    Hope she doesn’t sue me, too, because that’s what I thought at first, too. Now that she has actually been quiet for a while, I’m more inclined to think it might be true. Though, if we one day find out it was staged as a way to gracefully leave the spotlight/her show, I won’t be shocked.

    • naomipaige says:

      I thought it since the get, but a lot of people were against me.

    • MCraw says:

      I believed her initially, but now that there’s video of the apartment right after the robbery and how calm she is… I’m starting to doubt it now.

      Isn’t MTO now owned by TMZ? People think this is a PR stunt too. Idk. You really never know with this family.

      • ladysussex says:

        I know for sure Paris streets are wired with CCTV (I had a colleague who was robbed on the street in Paris 6 years ago, and police told her they would review the footage from the cameras, but no definite i.d. was made of her robber during the time she was there) so it’s unlikely that police would not be able to see criminals peddling away on bikes. Also, what do these robbers intend to do with her million$ jewels? They certainly wouldn’t be able to fence/pawn this kind of jewelry, especially from such a high-profile person. Also I find it very strange that the exclusive hotel where she was staying has NO cameras in the hallways or entrances/exits like ALL hotels and apartment buildings do. There is a lot that just doesn’t make any sense.

      • Littlestar says:

        I don’t believe her either. This family will do anything for publicity, whether it’s under age plastic surgery or sham marriages or feuds or pregnancies or sex tapes.

      • Crox says:

        I don’t believe her either (I think she did it to be in the centre of attention again), but I also don’t think that video proves anything (like I don’t think her video proved Taylor agreeing with the lyrics, heh, it all goes around I guess). It’s a short clip and she’s on a video chat. She could be calm(er) now with friends and police around and with somebody on the other side of the line comforting her. I don’t think that’s improbable. Even if she was generally hysterical, she still probably wouldn’t scream and cry 24/7.

      • Erica_V says:

        Damn she made Radar take down the video…

      • Crox says:

        That sort of thing only makes her look more guilty …

      • Val says:

        Completely agree with you Crox, on all points.
        My first instinct was to believe Kim, but… I don’t know. I guess it’s possible that it was a PR stunt. I definitely haven’t reviewed all the information.

        Re: being able to re-sell the jewels
        Darling, the black market of course! You can find anything and everything…

      • DSA says:

        I tend to look very ‘calm’ at my most depressed.

        It can make me feel really docile/unresponsive/sedated. It comes off as calm (but I’m actually weak) because I’m too anxious to function, it can be so debilitating that I’m too weak to just go downstairs to refill my water bottle and then I get dehydrated.

    • Zuzus Girl says:

      Right there with you. I still don’t buy that story.

      • JudyK says:

        Never did buy it, never will.

      • BTownGirl says:

        I feel terrible saying this, but neither do I. Having seen how some of my clients’ personal security people and security systems work in person, I just don’t see it as plausible.

    • BeBeA says:

      Lol, even if this does make it to court these big site have lawyers that tell them them when to throw in the word “allegedly “, and according to an ” unnamed source” as well as others that will keep them out of trouble. I think that she needs to focus her attention elsewhere right now. It seems weird to pick one site when multiple sites and TV personalities have said the same thing,……… axe to grind maybe?

  3. Angel says:

    She is looking like MJ in that gold dress, too much work done. I think she was really strikingly beautiful back before she got all the plastic surgery.

  4. Swak says:

    Then she better sue Radaron line and the Daily Fail as they have put those theories out there also. I don’t blame her for suing as there needs to be a line drawn in the sand sometime.

    • DSA says:

      And if she has the police to back her up with the statements/evidence, she has nothing to be afraid of.

  5. Scar says:

    She looks like Michael Jackson in that photo. Nothing good ever comes out of suing tabloids. I wonder if Angelina will go ahad and sue Perez Hilton like she threatened. I dunno why celebitchy is ignoring that piece of juicy gossip. Jolie’s lawyers contacted Perez over his coverage of the divorce and Perez’s response makes it look like he’s been doing her dirty works over the years and he even demanded an apology from Angelina herself. So we wait……. for my comment to get moderate

    • naomipaige says:

      OMG! She does look like MJ in the picture.

    • Naya says:

      Perez read out both the initial lawyers letter and a subsequent letter of apology from Judy Smiths office on his podcast. The apology is especially interesting because the way its worded suggests that he is right in that she KNOWS that he is her stan and thats why the dogs are being called of. It also says that the lawyers sent out letters to other outlets so I suspect the silence from pretty much most quarters has to do with that.

      I myself saw the story on Jezebel yesterday and couldn’t find any other outlet reporting it so I was forced on to that dreadful mans podcast for the details. Incidentally the offending article was from September 24th. Its the one that reports on a People article which said that Brad is a wreck and will do anything to see his kids. Angies team seemed to see that storyline as implying that she is denying Brad access to the kids, even though Perez doesn’t actually throw in any such commentary.

  6. Donna Martin says:

    I don’t know the conspiracy theories seem spot on. everyone kept saying how cinematic it was to describe the robbery. I’m not saying it didn’t happen I’m just saying there is a lot of interesting information out there.

    • Val says:

      If you’re 5 guys.. and you have guns… why are you wasting time tying someone up and putting them in a bathtub, when you could just push them into a corner, have one guy point the gun, and be out of there in 30 seconds?

  7. Neena says:

    MTO isn’t the only blog or publication that has said she wasn’t robbed, why isn’t she going after the other publications like Radar? More than likely she is in cohorts with MTO with the lawsuit to garner sympathy and attention. I’m almost positive she hasn’t actually filed anything OR she will drop the suit in a few months when no one is paying attention.

    • naomipaige says:


    • Katie says:

      Looking at MTO’s coverage, it seems they went a little further than most other outlets in suggesting she might have staged it, and didn’t cover all their legal bases. If Radar or the Daily Fail were as sloppy with their slander she’d probably be suing them too.

      • swak says:

        She won’t sue the Daily Fail because they print 5 – 10 articles everyday on her and her family.

  8. naomipaige says:

    A bunch of sites are claiming the same thing. We;’ll see what happens. if/’when the time is right.

  9. paolanqar says:

    The thing is that nothing comes off as genuine when a Kardashian is involved in something.
    All their lies make even this story questionable. If somebody else was involved in such a thing, let’s say, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, no one would doubt the truthfulness of this story.
    I too thought Kim might have faked it because there are so many missing pieces in this story and some people also pointed out that she didn’t have bruised wrists or anything that proves that she has been in fact tied violently tied up, or that she fled the country immediately instead of collaborating with the local police.

    Then I realized that not even Kris could come up with such a plan, involving the local police and create a precedent for an international issue between USA and France. Look what happened to Ryan Lochte… I mean he is just as dumb but with a worse PR team and without a Kris Jenner to work day and night to straighten up her daughter’s image.

    so what’s the truth? It probably happened and she scared the hell out of her and that’s why she is in hiding. Works for me, even if the less we see of Kim the more we see of Kylie.

    If she sues, she does it to gain attention and credibility, but that was long lost as soon as she married kanye.
    You cannot always win Kim.

  10. Ninks says:

    Jeeze – people really have a hard time being sympathetic to Kim Kardashian.

  11. Bobo says:

    Have you all seen the Kim K robbery victim costume for Halloween??? It was pulled from the shelves. It was a white robe, long black wig, sunglasses, huge diamond ring, rope around wrists and a gag.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Wow. Just wow. That is unbelievably crass and callous. I knew people didn’t like the Kardashians/Jenners including myself but what have they actually done to warrant such vitriol?

    • Josefina says:

      You know humanity sucks when something as innocent as dressing up for Halloween becomes a source for so much hatred and indecency.

  12. Adrien says:

    MTO is known for their Kanye hate and Kanye has ignored them for years because MTO has the same journalistic reputation as WorldStar Hiphop. This is more like Angelina Jolie’s people threatening to sue PerezHilton.

  13. Anilehcim says:

    Some asshole online store was selling a costume called “Parisian robbery” that featured a long black wig, huge black sunglasses, a robe, a gag and wrist ties, and a huge diamond ring. They finally took it down yesterday after the amount of negative backlash they received. Even if a person doesn’t believe her, and everyone is entitled to their opinion, why make light or make fun of being robbed?

  14. Nancy says:

    When you fabricate so many stories, it’s like crying wolf……..when something major happens, people wonder if it is for the show. I believe the robbery, but understand the questions. This is a woman who married a man for a storyline and divorced him….what a month later. Khloe and her bs marriage to Lamar and then acting like Mother Teresa trying to save his soul and is now dating another baller from the Cavs no less for future stories. I think the Kardashians are finally coming to the end of the longest fifteen minutes in history……at least I hope so.

  15. Georgia says:

    I don’t comment on kardashian post because I am a firm believer in ignoring the things you don’t like and MTO does post a lot of ridiculous crap, but they announced her relationship with Kanye and pregnancy before she did. A lot of people don’t know about them and thanks to her that won’t be the case anymore.

  16. Colette says:

    MTO is a laughing stock.Why not sue a site that people think is credible?

  17. Joannie says:

    I truly believe this ridiculous creature set the whole thing up herself. What a joke!

    • sunny says:

      So do I. But as I’m a terrible person, even if it was true I wouldn’t have any sympathy. Waa waah nobody cares, Kimbo.

  18. Pandy says:

    Just caught Good Morning America this morning and they were showing pix of Kim and the room post robbery. They were pointing out no ligature marks, intact door frame etc. So others are questioning the validity of the story as well. I’m getting popcorn.

    • Crox says:

      The no ligature marks surprised me too, but it could be bad lighting.
      As for the door: Didn’t they force somebody to let them in?

      This video story is interesting to me because while I too think she’s behind the whole thing, I thought they hired men to make it look like an actual armed robbery, not that they would just lie to the police. The latter would be extremely stupid – claiming broken door with no door broken, claiming bondage without marks (unless it was very loose). Sounds too dumb even for Kim K.

      Karma-ish, tho, that people are calling her a liar thanks to a video …

  19. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t think Kim was involved, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Kanye was. Maybe he thought she would be with her sister at the club, but she was tired and went home without telling him.

  20. Josefina says:

    Insurance fraud is a very serious crime. The K’s care about their empire and image too much to put it at risk like that. I do think they are morally capable of it, though. And I see nothing wrong with questioning her. Im inclined to believe Natalie Portman or Jen Aniston, who are no favorites here, wouldve been believed immediately. Kim and her family literally earn their bread by lying.

    • Crox says:

      I’ve been saying this the whole time – it’s not because she’s a woman. It’s because she’s a known liar and a manipulator. That’s what’s making people doubt her.

      I don’t like Portman, or Goop, or Aniston, or Sarah Jessica Parker, but I would never doubt their robbery stories. Kim, on the other hand, sounded my alarm immediately. It didn’t help that I was joking for a whole week before that (after her going pantyless in see-through dresses failed to bring her headlines thanks to Brangelina) she’ll have to do something major to get the attention back. Well, here we have it.

  21. Tifygodess24 says:

    Funny how out of all the publications/sites she chooses MTO. Please girl. I mean do the stunts ever stop with these people? Kim should be more concerned with her credibility problem than with suing someone. The fact that people didn’t believe her right off is of her own doing. That should never be the first response when someone gets robbed, yet it was with her. That says a lot. Not to mention most of the robbery just sounds unbelievably ridiculous. When you cry wolf too many times and get caught lying and manipulating as much as she and her family has, people by nature are just going to be less sympathic when something really does happen. Right or wrong. And no I’m not saying she deserved to get robbed (if it even happened) that is not what I’m discussing here- I’m just referring to the fact people didn’t/don’t believe or trust her. She made that bed.

  22. candybambi says:

    don’t buy her story..
    if attention is away from her for a moment….. she comes up with something

    and god knows we see her naked every day!!!

  23. Barbara says:

    I see I am in good company here….I too never believed this story. I do not believe it was for an Insurance scam, but she was desperate to get the media away from the Jolie-Pitts. And that did work for her.

  24. LA says:

    This is so silly but one (of many) Pink Panther Movies was on last week and I watched it for a few minutes, then one of the female characters changes into a white robe to hang out in her room and I chuckled… Because why should we know Kim was lounging in a white robe when the “pink panthers” robbed her?
    Also, sue me now….

    But…. it was really weird to me that on Kourtney Kardashians instagram she was pushing hard to let everyone know where Kim’s assistant was going to be that night… which is funny because Kim just bought her assistant a new diamond necklace for her birthday. So it kinda was like “hey if you don’t want your diamonds stolen… stay with Kourt”

    I’m sure I’m reaching but eh.

  25. Susan says:

    I would love for MTO to defend this in full and then get access to all of Kim’s emails, texts, photos etc and get to depose her. The cost of the litigation might just be worth it for the treasure trove of the discovery they could get out of the case.

    I think Kim was colossally stupid to fire off this lawsuit so quickly, especially as it’s only instigated a larger coverage of “Did she fake it?” in other media sites.

  26. Nicole says:

    I never trust MTO, but when that VH1 show Single Ladies was on, they had the dirt that Stacy Dash was getting canned and it was true. Only legit piece I have seen from them. Oh and Pastor Troy knocking up one of the ‘Little People of Atlanta’ crap.
    I don’t believe Kim either, and no one deserves that, but the evidence is too little.

  27. Lila Fowler says:

    I believe Kim, but I do have the weird feeling that Pascal the security guy is involved. That would not surprise me.

  28. Nibbi says:


    … sorry, but i just really hate that.

    also, i know this makes me a terrible person, but i kind of hope that this turns out to be true.