The sisters filed a lawsuit yesterday in California federal court against Ellen Pearson, their ex-stepmom who had wed their father Robert Kardashian just two months before his passing in 2003. As it happens, Ellen is in possession of the girls’ father’s diary and photo album that document the family’s life prior to their success.
The suit claims that Ellen has a "despicable and unlawful scheme to hold in secret and convert, and now exploit … private personal and copyright protected" material. In addition, the suit transcript states that "bulk of [Robert’s] personal tangible and intangible property" was left to his four children — this includes the diary AND photo albums — and that, therefore, these items are “incontestably” theirs.
But why are the ladies filing suit against Ellen now if she’s been holding onto these items for the last decade? They believe that Ellen "sought to peddle and exploit, and disclosed to tabloid and other media, the private and valuable personal papers of Robert Kardashian."
Hmmm. NOT GOOD.
The three Kardashians, who are being represented by Martin Singer, are “suing for conversion and copyright infringement and demanding a full and complete accounting and imposition of a constructive trust.” They’re also asking for $500,000 in damages.
WOW. That’s quite a hefty sum, not that we blame them. We hope all ends well, ladies!
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