Many celebrities have blasted the gossip website MediaTakeOut over the years for reporting everything from alleged frivolous rumors to the intimate details of their private lives. For the most part, celebs have just turned the other cheek after claiming the site posted lies and rumors about them. But that wasn’t the case recently after the site posted articles questioning whether Kim Kardashian’s famous hotel robbery was real or not. Since then, Kardashian has decided to take legal action against the site and now MediaTakeOut has issued a formal apology.
As previously reported, Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her Parisian hotel by a group of masked men who took millions worth of jewelry from the reality star mogul.
After news of the robbery hit the news, MediaTakeOut posted a story implying that Kardashian might have faked her own robbery, writing, “New Evidence Suggests… Kim Kardashian ‘STAGED’ The Robbery… Just Like RYAN LOCHTE!! (Here Are The FACTS) #KimRobbery.”
Not surprisingly, Kardashian wasn’t happy at all about MediaTakeOut’s claims and she quickly filed a lawsuit against them for unspecified damages claiming that the site “claimed, without any factual support whatsoever, that Kardashian faked the robbery, lied about the violent assault, and then filed a fraudulent claim with her insurance company to bilk her carrier out of millions of dollars.”
Well, this weekend, MediaTakeOut finally responded to Kardashian’s lawsuit and explained that, after doing some research, they now believe Kardashian’s claims.
“Immediately after the news broke, details began leaking out — from various news sources. News agencies began analyzing the information leaked — and many believed that there were inconsistencies in the reports. Many reputable news agencies, and even one Supreme Court justice began questioning whether Kim Kardashian was ever really robbed. We were one of those news agencies who questioned what may have truly taken place,” read the statement from the site.
They added, “But now 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.”
MediaTakeOut then apologized for spreading rumors that Kardashian was lying.
“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 site wrote.
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