The federal suit – which was seeking unspecified damages from MediaTakeOut and its founder, Fred Mwangaguhunga – stated that “after having been the victim of a horrific and traumatic armed robbery in France, Kim Kardashian returned to the US only to again be victimised, but this time by an online gossip tabloid that published a series of articles in early October 2016 referring to her as a liar and thief”. Representatives for the reality star have since said that the two sides have resolved the case, reports the BBC, following a full retraction and apology being issued by the website
“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 jewellery,” a statement released on the website last week read.
“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,” it continued. “We sincerely apologise 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.”