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Khloe Kardashian, Rob Scheppy

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Khloé Kardashian Odom is a lover, not a fighter. Right up until the time she's absolutely forced to protect herself.

The reality star is defending herself against a lawsuit filed last year claiming that, in a now two-year-old altercation, she assaulted a transgender woman outside a nightclub.

In the newly filed response, obtained by E! News, Kardashian claims she did not get physical with the woman, but was simply acting in self-defense.

Back in December, Chantal (née Ronald) Spears filed suit against Mrs. Lamar Odom, claiming she "assaulted and battered" her by violently striking her body while outside the Playhouse club on the Sunset Strip back in 2009.

She claimed she was "in great fear" and suffered injuries as a result of the altercation.

And now, Khloé is calling foul.

In the documents, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Jan. 30, Odom says that it was Spears who provoked her and "instigated the acts about which she complains."

She continued on, saying it was she who was forced to defend herself against Spears, and that her "alleged conduct was reasonably necessary for her self-defense and safety."

Khloé further alleges that despite the claims in Spears' lawsuit, the woman suffered no injury or damages at all.

Spears is seeking unspecified general and punitive damages, as well as medical expenses.

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum