The Kardashian family is using every trick in the book to try to get out of a libel and slander lawsuit filed by Robert Kardashian‘s widow, Ellen Pearson Kardashian. But after the family filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that their comments about Pearson Kardashian were protected by free speech, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that she’s striking back with a motion of her own asking the judge to continue the trial at all costs.
According to to court documents obtained by Radar, Pearson Kardashian’s attorneys have asked a judge to deny the Kardashians’ recent attempt to dismiss the trial. The family had claimed that they are protected by California’s Anti-SLAPP laws, which protect free speech. But Pearson Kardashian insists she will be able to prove they maliciously slandered her, and wants to proceed with the trial.
“Even based upon the limited discovery thus far, Plaintiff can demonstrate a substantial likelihood that Defendants made their statements with actual malice in regards to the truth,” the documents read. “The manner of the statements in this case are clearly exaggerated, overdrawn, and colored to the detriment of Plaintiff.”
“Kimberly Kardashian exaggerated the brevity of Plaintiff’s marriage to her father both on television and through her Twitter post which detrimentally depicted Plaintiff as a falsely motivated opportunist….” the documents claim. “This malice or reckless disregard of the truth regarding Plaintiff and particularly Plaintiff’s marriage to their father, stems from their apparently long-standing dislike of Plaintiff.”
Pearson Kardashian’s lawsuit accuses the Keeping Up with the Kardashians stars of a litany of civil offenses, including defamation, intentionally inflicting emotional distress, civil harassment, a civil conspiracy to defame and the public disclosure of private facts.
Kris Jenner and her children with Robert also filed their own lawsuit against their father’s widow, alleging she sold their property, including family photos and writings, to a publishing outlet in January 2013. They’re asking for $500,000 in damages.
So far, the case has been full of bombshell revelations. As Radar reported, Pearson claimed in a deposition that on the day that Robert died, his children Kim, Khloe and Kourtney were partying at Kourtney’s house.
“The Kardashian children rarely visited Robert once he began cancer treatment…” she said, according to court documents. “At the moment Robert took his last breath, none of his children were by his side, opting instead to attend a party at Kourtney’s home.”
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