This is terrifying. Kim Kardashian is preparing to reportedly sue a writer who published an article claiming her robbery was a publicity stunt. Now, Kim and her lawyers composed an in-depth letter Oct. 21, detailing the ‘traumatic’ incident, and it’s absolutely petrifying. Read the full letter here.
Kim Kardashian, 35, and her lawyers are reportedly ready to fire back at Sharika Soal, a contributor to The Huffington Post, who claimed her Oct. 3 Paris robbery was all for show, according to TMZ. The journalist reportedly published a story Oct. 8, that quoted Kim saying the incident was a “publicity stunt gone horribly wrong.”
Kim’s legal team apparently investigated the “highly offensive” story and discovered that the quote (above) was actually taken from a satirical website. TMZ mentions that Kim says the quote is a “fabrication,” and her team is demanding the writer publish a retraction and an apology. Therefore, Kim is ready to take action and she’s slamming the thought that her terrifying experience could have been made up.
Read the letter her legal team reportedly sent to the journalist, obtained by TMZ:
“The robbery, however, was real, and our client was a victim of a horrifying crime. While Ms. Kardashian West’s sister and body guard were out, armed assailants forced their way into the four-bedroom multi-level unit where my client was staying. With a gun to his head, they forced a handcuffed concierge to open the door to the level of my client’s unit. The armed men then put a gun to my client, forced her into a bathroom and onto the floor, bound her arms and legs, and demanded her money and jewelry. Both my client and the concierge, who were temporarily held at gun-point together, believed they might be killed at any moment. The armed assailants also duct-taped my client’s mouth, and emptied my client’s jewelry box and possessions into their backpack, and fled. The robbery was not a hoax nor publicity stunt. For you to attempt to twist those horrible and traumatic events of the Paris robbery into a narrative concerning a publicity stunt and purported felony conduct by my client is not only perverse and highly offensive to my client (and to any reasonable person), but actionable.”
The writer told TMZ it’s not possible for to give Kim what she is demanding because The Huffington Post has “blocked her out of her account,” so she is unable to post the retraction. She also told the site she has “explained” her situation to Kim’s lawyers.
After reaching out — The Huffington Post told TMZ Kim’s legal matter is with Sharika, the journalist, and not their publication. They also claimed to the site that they removed the story, which was self-published by the writer, when editors saw that it “violated” terms.
If Kim sues, the writer told TMZ that’s the only thing she will get because she doesn’t have anything.
The latest news in Kim’s investigation came out Oct. 20 when the first footage of men fleeing the scene after her robbery was obtained by TMZ. Watch it here.
This story is still developing…