Kim Kardashian Robbery: Fact Vs. Fiction, Part Two
Kim Kardashian’s robbery continues to spark a number of false reports. Despite the seriousness of being held up at gunpoint, some outlets are outright making up related stories and misinforming readers. Gossip Cop can once again separate the fact from the fiction about Kardashian’s robbery.
FICTION: Kim Kardashian’s Paris attack was caught on camera, according to Star.
FACT: The tabloid claimed on its website to have footage of Kardashian’s Paris attack, saying it was “caught on camera,” and encouraging readers to “watch the reality star freak out during the incident.” But it was a bait-and-switch. What the outlet actually had was video of Kardashian’s 2014 run-in with notorious prankster Vitalii Sediuk at Paris Fashion Week two years ago. The magazine purposefully crafted a post that would trick people in the name of clickbait. Meanwhile, no actual surveillance footage of Kardashian being robbed has emerged.
FICTION: Kim Kardashian is afraid “X-rated content” will leak from her stolen phone, according to RadarOnline.
FACT: The webloid alleged Kardashian was worried the robbers would leak private material from her phone, potentially leading to “another sex tape scandal.” It was also said the reality star was now bracing herself for a possible extortion plot. But Kardashian had no legitimate reason to fear any of those things. Her phone was remotely wiped after the robbery, making it impossible for anything that was previously on it to be used against her.
FICTION: Kris Jenner is to blame for Kim Kardashian’s robbery, according to RadarOnline.
FACT: The site, which has routinely run demonstrably untrue stories about the Kardashian-Jenner family, said the family matriarch was essentially responsible for the robbery because she supposedly cut down on her daughter’s security before the incident. Gossip Cop was told, however, that the allegation was “B.S.” And, as we’ve already said, no one is to blame for this crime but the perpetrators who committed it.
FICTION: Kim Kardashian’s “secrets” were stolen in the robbery, according to In Touch.
FACT: Like RadarOnline, the tabloid asserted that the biggest threat now facing Kardashian was the possibility of her “secrets” being exposed, now that her phone was stolen. The magazine said the device contained “damning” text messages and “intimate” videos, with Kardashian “panicking” over the robbers possibly hacking the phone and leaking the items. But again, the cell has been wiped clean, so nothing that was once on it can leak.
FICTION: Kim Kardashian’s stolen jewelry was “fake” diamonds, according to a webloid.
FACT: This so-called “exclusive” insisted that most of the baubles taken in Paris were “costume jewelry,” and not actually worth millions. The claim, which came from blog known for fabricating (and plagiarizing) stories, was entirely made up. Kardashian had authentic jewels with her as she was making a number of big appearances. And she would be in serious trouble if she lied to police and her insurance company about the diamonds being worth $10 million.
Officials in France are still investigating the facts of the crime. At the same time, unscrupulous outlets are focused on fiction, purporting to have inside information and manipulating readers. While it’s never appropriate to run untruths or resort to clickbait, it’s especially shameful here, given the gravity of the situation. Both Kardashian and readers deserve better, and Gossip Cop will continue to highlight what’s true and what’s not as needed.