After receiving an apology from MediaTakeOut for its “blatant defamatory lies,” Kim Kardashian is dropping all legal action against the website, which claimed she falsified her shocking Paris robbery.
Court papers obtained by DailyMail indicate that the suit was “voluntarily dismissed, without prejudice, against defendants Mediatakeout.com LLC and Fred Mwangaguhunga” on Monday.
The lawsuit filed by the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star noted three reports from the website, one alleging she “staged” the robbery, another claiming “French authorities” said that Kardashian had “let the robbers [into]” her apartment, while a third reported on Kardashian’s insurance claim.
The apology, however, was couched in the guise of a tabloid-style headline, reading: “We Have An UPDATE On The Kim Kardashian ROBBERY – And You Are Gonna Want To READ THIS!!!”
In the lengthy apology, MediaTakeOut admitted that “after speaking to sources, including some connected to the Kardashians, and getting further details on the sequence of events – we are now confident and without a doubt believe that Kim Kardashian was robbed as was reported to the Paris police. Anyone who is still questioning it, is wrong.”
The story concluded thusly: “We can understand how reports questioning if the robbery in fact took place can be hurtful, and so we apologize. No one deserves to go through such a traumatic experience. Kim is not just celebrity, she is a person, a wife and a mother – who in no way deserved what happened to her. We wish her the best as she emotionally recovers from the traumatic incident.”
The apology was evidently enough to spur Kardashian to withdraw her lawsuit.