Rob Kardashian sued by female photographer for alleged assault, theft
A female photographer has sued Rob Kardashian over a confrontation that took place in March, in which she had accused him of striking her in the face and stealing her memory card.
Kardashian, 26, has not commented. Police had opened an investigation into the matter after the photographer, Kassandra Perez, 26, reported the incident to police. In her lawsuit, filed on April 30, she is suing the E! reality star for assault, battery, theft and emotional distress, E! Online reported.
The reported incident took place on March 27 in Beverly Hills, California. Police said Perez had told them that after she began snapping photos of Kardashian, they got into a struggle and he struck her in the face, grabbed her camera, removed the memory card and fled with it. Kardashian was not arrested or charged.
Perez says in her lawsuit that was "struck in the face and suffered severe contusions on her arm and chest" and accumulated medical expenses after being treated.
She said her injuries prevented her from working as a photographer, leading to a loss of income, E! Online reported, adding that she claims her memory card contained about 1,200 photographs of various celebrities and was valued at more than $30,000.
The outlet also quoted her as saying in her filing that the reality star was shirtless when she started snapping pictures and that after he spotted her, he put on a shirt and then ran towards her vehicle and attacked her.
She told him she would delete the photos she took of him or would allow him to do so, after which he removed the memory card and left with it, leaving her with just her camera and saying: 'I'll pay you when I see you."