NEW YORK  — Kim Kardashian sued an online media outlet for libel Tuesday, saying she was wrongly portrayed as a liar and thief after she was robbed at gunpoint of millions in jewels in Paris last week.

The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court seeks unspecified damages from MediaTakeOut.com. It said Kardashian, traumatized by the Oct. 3 armed robbery in her luxury apartment, was victimized a second time when the website reported hours afterward that she faked the robbery and lied about the assault.

The website’s owner, Fred Mwangaguhunga, didn’t answer his phone when comment was sought Tuesday. A message left with the website wasn’t immediately returned.

The offending articles appear to have been deleted. The website’s style includes…