Kim Kardashian has agreed to drop a lawsuit she had filed against a celebrity gossip website that had published a false report suggesting that the Paris robbery was fake.
Kim Kardashian had filed the lawsuit against the website MediaTakeOut earlier this month. According to the lawsuit, the website had posted three articles alleging that the robbery, which took place a few weeks ago, was staged by Kim and her mother Kris Jenner. The website claimed that the reality superstar faked the whole thing in order to score a huge pay day from her insurance company. This is contrary to a report by the French police that Mrs. West was attacked by armed and masked thugs. The robbers reportedly took off with jewelry worth roughly $10 million.
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The articles presenting the false claims have already been pulled down. The Kardashian filed the lawsuit against the website on grounds that the claims were false and that they amounted to defamation. However, MediaTakeOut lawyers have been in contact with Mrs. West’s lawyers on the matter and they have reached an agreement to drop the lawsuit. The website and its founder, Fred Mwangaguhunga, have also apologized to Kim for posting inaccurate information.
“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,” pointed out a post on the website.
The website stated that it is aware that the Kim K. robbery in Paris was in fact a real event. It also reported that all the posts stating that the robbery was fake have been removed from the website. Despite the fact that the lawsuit against MediaTakeOut was dropped, Kim Kardashian still has the option of refiling it since it was withdrawn without prejudice.
“The matter has been resolved to the parties’ mutual satisfaction. Consequently, we voluntarily dismissed the action today,” reported Kardashian’s legal representative Andrew Brettler.
The now-dropped lawsuit was seeking an unspecified amount in damages due to the defamatory claims presented by the website through the posted articles. The lawyer stated that Mrs. West decided to drop the case voluntarily. As for the robbery, it was as real as the morning sunshine and it left Kim K. very traumatized. This was perhaps one of the things that pushed her to take legal action against the celebrity gossip website, other than the fact that the report was false. The robbery, which took place a few weeks ago, is thought to have been well planned out by the culprits and perhaps even an inside job.
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The police are also yet to find the people behind the robbery, but many conspiracy theories have been presented. Kim has faced a lot criticism with many claiming that she made herself vulnerable when she posted social media photos of her wearing the expensive jewelry a day before the robbery. The fact that the robbery was very clinical also means the robbers had thorough knowledge of Kim’s whereabouts and the hotel where she was staying.
MediaTakeOut was one of the many critics who came up with their own conspiracy theories about the robbery, but they might have gone too far with their claims. Luckily, the website has been pardoned and has also issued a public apology. There are scanty details regarding the settlement which led to the dismissal of the lawsuit. The lawyers have declined to make any statements regarding the matter.
The latest statement from the website stated that it is the aim of the website to provide accurate content. The statement also acknowledged that the articles clearly had some hurtful claims and that is not the aim of the website. Kim Kardashian has been relatively inactive on social media since the robbery and has not posted anything regarding the lawsuit.
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