Editors at MediaTakeout.com have issued an official retraction over a story suggesting Kim Kardashian's armed robbery ordeal was faked.
The 36-year-old reality TV star filed a lawsuit against MediaTakeout.com bosses earlier this month (Oct16), demanding an apology for articles published on the site about her ordeal at the hands of French thugs on 3 October (16).
Editors at the site subsequently issued an apology and have now put out a retraction.
"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," the article reads.
"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."
"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," the statement continues. "We are pleased that this matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of all the parties."
Kim has now dropped her federal lawsuit against the site and its owner, Fred Mwangaguhunga.
The reality star's attorney, Andrew Brettler, previously accused the website bosses of publishing stories and accounts of the robbery "without any factual support whatsoever".
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was bound, gagged and locked in the bathroom of her Paris apartment as the thieves made off with jewelry and electronics.
The shaken star, who is now back home in California, has axed a string of commitments as she recovers, and filming of her hit TV series Keeping Up With the Kardashians has been put on hold.