For months now, various stories have come out in print, painting the Kardashian girls – and especially their mom and manager Kris Jenner – in a very negative light. The personal diary that “inspired” most of these stories is now disputed in a new lawsuit.
In January this year, for instance, Elle Pearson, the widow of Robert Kardashian, Kris’ ex-husband and the father of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob, sold fragments from his personal diary to the press.
They alleged that Kris would often neglect the kids, leaving home for days in a row without caring who was left to tend to them. When she was at home, though, she was verbally and even physically abusive towards them, her estranged husband Robert wrote.
Now, the Kardashians are suing Pearson for selling the story because, they say, the diary is rightfully theirs so she had no right in this world to profit off it.
“Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Jr. are suing Ellen Pearson – who was married to Robert Kardashian – claiming Robert had a diary that contained very personal details about the klan and has been selling tidbits to tabloids,” TMZ reports.
“The deceased Kardashian – famous for repping OJ Simpson – allegedly left the diary to his kids in his will. Among the info that Ellen allegedly sold – Kris allegedly hit Kourtney and Kim and also threatened to kill Kim... and Rob was locked in a car while Kris was out on a date,” the same media outlet notes.
By selling pages of the diary, Pearson is in violation of their copyright, the lawsuit further mentions.
The Kardashians are asking the judge to grant them unspecified damages, as well as to have the diary returned to them.
However, TMZ notes, the move could also be meant to protect Kris from more bad press because, after all, she came out the worst from the stories and not the girls or Rob.
“Interesting fact: Robert did NOT include ex-wife Kris in the diary inheritance, just their kids. But Kris is listed as a plaintiff. It's curious – Kris is NOT suing Ellen for defamation, for putting the brutality allegations out there. So the questions – did Robert Kardashian make the allegations against his ex, and are they true?” the celebrity publication writes.