Kris Jenner and her brood launched a lawsuit against Ellen Kardashian after she allowed diaries belonging to Robert Kardashian, who died of cancer ten years ago, to be published.
Now Robert Kardashian’s widow, Ellen, has hit back by filing a counter-suit accusing the powerful Hollywood family of hiring private detective Jake Schmidt to dig up dirt on her – all to boost ratings.
According to the documents obtained by Radar Online, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and their mother Kris Jenner hired the PI to trap Ellen in “unlawful or illicit behavior”.
The so-called sting involved a series of “mysterious” text messages, which Ellen Kardashian claims, were sent to her by Jake Schmidt in March in which he offered damaging information about Kris Jenner and asked for a meeting.
The suit states the texts are “purposefully ambiguous” but imply the information is for sale. Ellen Kardashian rejected the offer.
Ellen Kardashian is accusing Kris Jenner and her family of hiring private detective Jake Schmidt to dig up dirt on her, all to boost ratings
Legal papers say Jake Schmidt again asked to meet with her for a second time and again she refused.
He then “menacingly terminated the dialogue by threatening to turn the information that he has over to the Kardashians”.
The writ continues: “Empty handed from his unsuccessful attempt to entrap Ellen, Jake apparently went back to the Kardashians and they were forced to air what little information he was able to gather.”
The episode called Enough is Enough was simply a vehicle to bash her state the legal papers.
“It all adds up to a seedy attempt by the reality TV family to entrap Ellen as part of a scheme to create ratings.”
Claims of fakery are hardly new accusations for the show.
During Kim Kardashian’s bitter divorce from Kris Humphries, the basketball player tried to argue he was duped into marriage for the TV show.
And a producer called to give testimony in the hearing swore under oath that scenes were manipulated to make Kris Humphries look like the villain.
Kourtney Kardashian kicked Kim out of their Miami mansion and threw her clothes into the street after it was revealed the pregnant star hired a private detective to spy on Scott Disick.
The drama unfolded on season finale on the Kardashian’s reality TV show Kim & Kourtney Take Miami.
Kim Kardashian hired the private detective to put a tracking device on Scott Disick’s car, check his phone records and take pictures of him partying and she thought he was “acting shady”.
Kourtney Kardashian kicked Kim out of their Miami mansion and threw her clothes into the street after it was revealed the pregnant star hired a private detective to spy on Scott Disick
But Kourtney Kardashian did not take Kim’s meddling well.
“Seriously how dare you get involved in my family and try to rake things up. Hiring a private investigator to follow Scott?” she said.
“It is not okay to come into my life and get involved.”
Scott Disick was left fuming at Kim Kardashian’s actions.
“Would Kim be happy if she broke up a family? That’s what I don’t get,” he said.
“It doesn’t surprise me that Kim hired a private investigator, she has done this before in her past relationships but for somebody that I love and trust have someone follow me? I have never felt more betrayed or upset.
“This is an all-time low.
“I feel like I have always been there for Kim but after this I do not want her around and obviously she does not want me around.”
Kourtney Kardashian had to eventually admit she understood some of Kim’s actions.
“Who knows what you are up to?” she asked Scott Disick.
“I do think it is invasive and wrong, but why can’t you be normal. If you want to get a drink with a friend then come home at a normal hour.”
But Scott Disick answered that if he went for a drink he would be out partying for two days.
“Do you think that is fun for me?” said Kourtney Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian realized she had upset her older sister but defended her actions.
“I did not want Kourtney to find out like this. I know she does not understand it now but I am just trying to protect her and her whole family,” she said.
The finale also saw Kim Kardashian reveal to her sisters that she is pregnant with boyfriend Kanye West’s baby.