We heard two days ago that Ellen Kardashian, the second wife of the late Robert Kardashian and stepmom to the Kardashian kids, was ready to sue the family — and now she has pulled the trigger.

TMZ reports that Ellen has officially filed a defamation suit against Kris Jenner, the Kardashian children — Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob — and even Ryan Seacrest Productions.

In the suit, Ellen alleges that the Kardashians and the producers of their reality show attempted to fool her by baiting her with a private investigator who told Ellen she had damaging information against the famous fam. But Ellen wasn't fooled.

Even so, Ellen claims, the Kardashians lied about her on the show anyway — making incendiary comments, e.g. that Ellen wed the Robert for money.

Most of her ire seems to be directed at Kris, though, as she calls the momager a "manipulative and devious mother and ex-wife who simply used and exploited her children."

As TMZ notes, Ellen is seeking damages of an unspecified amount.

Source: TMZ

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