After MediaTakeOut accused Kim Kardashian of faking the Paris robbery in several articles, Kim Kardashian and her legal team filed a libel lawsuit against them. Come Friday, MediaTakeOut.com posted an apology letter online to Kim Kardashian saying the robbery did really happen.
The site’s founder, Fred Mwangaguhunga, acknowledged that their reporting went too far.
The apology stated:
“Our number one goal is to produce the most accurate information as quickly as possible and we did that,” Mwangaguhunga said.
“But now, looking back at it, you have a chance often times to look back and reflect on what it is that happened. It’s now clear that she was robbed. It’s clear that the reporting that we did hurt her, and we certainly don’t want that to be what we do.”
“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.’
“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.’
Those articles have since been taken off the site.
“It’s a bigger issue than just someone telling you to take it down,” Fred Mwangaguhunga said. “Sometimes you take it down because there’s something on there that’s not right and your readers are being misled by the information on it.”
In regards to the lawsuit, Mwangaguhunga said he believes the lawsuit will be “resolved very soon.”
He also said that Kim Kardashian did not “deserve” to be at the center of this speculation.