After being issued an apology, Kim Kardashian has dropped her lawsuit against an online media outlet that claimed her Paris robbery was faked.
MedaTakeOut.com had previously alleged that Kardashian staged the elaborate armed robbery and committed insurance fraud. The site reversed course after Kardashian filed a lawsuit against the company and its founder,
The site issued a lengthy apology on Monday, saying, " MediaTakeOut regrettably published a series of false stories about
The apology continued: "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."
Kardashian's lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler, confirmed to USA TODAY that Kardashian dropped the lawsuit. "Mrs. Kardashian West voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit against MTO and Mr. Mwangaguhunga," he said in a statement. "The matter has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties."
French police have said that five armed robbers forced their way into a private residence where the reality TV star was staying, tied her up, gagged her and stole more than $10 million worth of jewelry, including a $4 million 20-carat diamond ring she just received from West and had flaunted on Instagram.
Paris police chief Christian Sainte told Vanity Fair "there is no doubt about the reality of the crime."
With her bodyguard sent out to a nightclub with her sisters, Vanity Fair writes, "Kardashian was in bed in a bathrobe, alone. The wooden door to (her) penthouse had a single lock, no bolt. The thieves 'marched' the concierge to the door 'by the scruff of his neck' and made him open it with a key from the front desk. Kardashian heard someone in the suite, and asked, 'Hello?' But nobody replied. Two of the men burst in; one of them pulled her out of bed, screaming."
Video was recently released showing five men on foot and on bicycles approaching Kardashian's hotel and leaving approximately 49 minutes later. No arrests have been made.
The reality star, who returned to
Her 36th birthday, usually a lavish affair, was celebrated quietly on Friday.
The heist, sister
Contributing: The Associated Press