Kim Kardashian West has dropped a defamation lawsuit she filed against a US-based celebrity gossip website which claimed she had staged the widely-reported robbery of which she was a victim in Paris. MediaTakeOut and its founder Fred Mwangaguhunga were sued under allegations of libel, however, Kardashian West's lawyer Andrew Brettler has now revealed that herself and her legal team have "voluntarily dismissed the action today [25 October] and are pleased that the matter has been resolved."
The federal lawsuit has reportedly been dropped without prejudice, meaning that Kardashian West could refile it at a later date if she choose to take action once again. Taken out earlier this month in New York, the court documents specifically referenced "three of the website's stories that claimed French authorities suspected Kardashian West and her mother, Kris Jenner, of committing a crime by faking the Paris robbery three weeks ago", according to CNN Money.
MediaTakeOut also allegedly claimed that Kardashian West filed a fraudulent insurance claim following the incident. The articles has since been removed and MediaTakeOut has published a formal apology.
"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," MediaTakeOut said in the statement.
"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."
Mwangaguhunga previously spoke out about both the lawsuit and the actions of his website, admitting that they had taken things too far. However, he stood by the fact that the information came from decent sources.
"Our number one goal is to produce the most accurate information as quickly as possible and we did that," he told the same publication. "But now, looking back at it, you have a chance often times to look back and reflect on what it is that happened. It's now clear that she was robbed. It's clear that the reporting that we did hurt her, and we certainly don't want that to be what we do."
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