Kourtney Kardashian contested the will of her late father, Robert, because she believed the document was forged, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Ellen Kardashian (nee Pearson) -- whom Robert married two months before he died of esophageal cancer in 2003 -- has spoken out about how Kourtney, now 32, had her dad's handwriting analyzed in a bid to confirm he'd left some of his belongings to his third wife.
Robert's four children -- Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob -- along with his ex-wife, Kris Jenner, are now suing Ellen, accusing her of profiteering from photo albums and a journal the siblings claim is copyrighted to them.
In a lawsuit filed in a California federal court last Thursday, the Kardashians alleged Pearson has engineered a “despicable and unlawful scheme to hold in secret and convert and now exploit” the material.
But as Kardashian reality has it, this is not the first time Ellen has been locked in a legal battle with the stars of E!'s Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
"According to the calls I received from the attorney, Kourtney felt like she wanted to have her father’s handwriting analyzed to make sure that he actually had written those things down that he left me," Ellen said in a 2012 interview.
"And she did. Kourtney actually had his handwriting analyzed. But every time she called the attorney about something, he would call me to let me know. It was never ending. There were many things, many things about the will.”
At the center of their 2003 dispute, Ellen said, was a Mercedes Benz vehicle.
"The biggest thing she contested was the car," Ellen told Star when she broke her silence for the first time.
"I finally put an end to the problem after six months with the Mercedes and I sold it. I bought myself another car so that I wouldn’t have to hear her call and scream and yell at me every single day about that, about wanting her father’s car. It was never ending."
Indeed, Ellen recounted how Kourtney insisted she be given a desk at a vacation home owned by Robert, the attorney who became nationally known as a member of O.J. Simpson's criminal defense dream team.
"Kourtney wanted the desk that was in the desert that was her father’s," Ellen said.
"There was always a reason why she wanted something, and that was because she said she put her initials in it when she was a little girl. I felt badly, and I had the movers come ship it to her.
"There were some pieces that her father had brought out of art work she wanted and had reasons why she wanted them. I packaged up as much as I could, and I sent it back. But every time I gave her something, she wanted something else.
"She also accused me of taking something that I had no clue and had never seen."
"When I would give her something, she would call me back the next day and want something more. Then I would get lists in the mail. I would get a call from the attorney saying she’s back here (at the house). She contested everything that was given to me personally."