Kim Kardashian Drops Lawsuit After Website Apologizes for Faked Robbery Story

MediaTakeOut has permanently removed its false stories and apologized to Kardashian.
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West has voluntarily dropped her lawsuit against mediatakeout.com in response to its story that she faked her Paris robbery and filed a fraudulent claim with her insurance company, according to a court filing Monday.

Kardashian sued the site for libel earlier this month, after it claimed she lied about the violent assault on Oct. 2 in which a group of masked men robbed her of $11 million in jewelry.

The gossip site on Monday posted a retraction — along with an apology to the reality star. 

"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," says the post. "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."

Other than the public apology, details of the settlement are scarce, but Kardashian's attorney Andrew Brettler tells The Hollywood Reporter "the matter has been resolved to the parties’ mutual satisfaction."

comments powered by Disqus