Kim Kardashian Drops Lawsuit Against MediaTakeOut for Claiming Paris Robbery Was Fake, Gets Apology
By Antoinette Bueno
Kim Kardashian West has received the apology she asked for.
The 36-year-old reality star dismissed her lawsuit against website MediaTakeOut.com on Monday, ET can confirm, for three of their posts about her robbery in Paris, which included allegations that there was evidence she had staged it. The website issued an apology to Kim on Monday, and called their stories "false."
"MediaTakeOut regrettably published a series of false stories about Kim Kardashian West suggesting she faked the robbery in Paris, lied to authorities and then filed a $5.6 million fraudulent insurance claim for her stolen jewelry," the statement posted on their website reads. "MediaTakeOut knows that Mrs. Kardashian West was in fact robbed in Paris. We have permanently removed from our website any and all posts that suggested she staged the robbery, lied about it to the French police and committed an insurance crime."
"We sincerely apologize to Mrs. Kardashian West and her family for the false stories we published and regret suggesting that what happened to her in Paris was anything less than horrific," the statement continues. "We are pleased that this matter has been resolved to satisfaction of all the parties."
According to court papers obtained by ET, Kim previously demanded the site publish a retraction and apologize but was "ignored," leading her to file the lawsuit.
"After having been the victim of a horrific and traumatic armed robbery in France, Kim Kardashian returned to the United States only to again be victimized, but this time by an online gossip tabloid that published a series of articles in early October 2016 referring to her a liar and thief," the lawsuit stated. "Defendants' reckless and malicious publication of the Articles was calculated to cause maximum harm to Kardashian."