Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 2:45pm PDT By X17 Staff
Kim Kardashian has dropped her lawsuit against MediaTakeOut.com after the site apologized for alleging that she faked her Paris robbery earlier this month.
Exactly 10 days after the website issued an apology for its claims on October 14 , Kim filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit — without prejudice -- on Oct. 24, according to the Daily Mail.
On October 11, Kardashian filed the federal lawsuit against the MTO and its owner, Fred Mwangaguhunga. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the documents filed allege that Kardashian, "returned to the United States only to be again victimized, but this time by an online gossip tabloid that published a series of articles in early October 2016 referring to her [as] a liar and thief."
Three days later, the news outlet issued the following apology, "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."
The statement continued, "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 [a] 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."
We hope she recovers too! But here's some good news that may warm Kim's heart -- or at least put her troubled mind at ease: Paris police chief Christian Sainte is "very confident" that he will find the five masked robbers who held the reality star at gunpoint.
The police chief did an interview with Vanity Fair and admitted that it's important to the future of Paris to find these robbers -- especially since the City of Lights lost nearly $1 billion in tourism revenue following the 2015 terrorist attacks, and it can't afford to lose revenue.
The chief explained, "It's important because of the implication: Is Paris secure? … It's important economically. So that's another reason why it is important for us to solve this case."
As to whether or not any suspects have been identified, Sainte couldn't give details but he could say: "We can say that there is a professional team that committed this crime, and they seem to be organized."
He added, "That's why the B.R.B. [an elite Paris crime unit, La Brigade de Répression du Banditisme] is on the case. The B.R.B. has experience with people who attack with arms, and a big part of the brigade is now working on the Kim Kardashian case."
The chief revealed that one of the reasons the robbers were able to attack Kim is because the No Name Hotel is that the door code has been the same for six years and that hundreds of people have been granted access. Also, there are very few CCTV cameras at the entrances due to the high-profile clientele that stay there like Jay Z, Beyonce, and Madonna. Also, Kim's apartment only had one single lock -- no bolt.
Sainte explained, "Simple building, no cameras, no sophisticated locks."