MediaTakeOut Kim Kardashian Retraction: Site Admits Robbery Not “Staged”
MediaTakeOut issued a retraction on Monday after wrongly alleging Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery was “staged.” As Gossip Cop reported, Kardashian sued earlier this month after the webloid posted a series of articles falsely claiming the reality star “faked” the robbery.
Days after the lawsuit was filed, MediaTakeOut posted an apology to Kardashian, along with a lengthy explanation for why the site no longer believed the crime was “staged.” Now the outlet has issued a formal retraction by publishing a carefully-worded statement. The headline states, “RETRACTION: Kim Kardashian Was In Fact ROBBED In Paris!!”
“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,” states the outlet. “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.”
MediaFakeOut goes on, “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.” And, indicating that Kardashian’s lawsuit will now be dropped, MTO adds, “We are pleased that this matter has been resolved to satisfaction of all the parties.”
Kardashian had demanded an apology and retraction from the webloid before filing suit. When the site didn’t comply, she took legal action. Gossip Cop has reached out to the star’s attorney to confirm the matter is indeed now resolved and won’t move forward in court.