Kim Kardashian drops lawsuit against US website over claims she faked Paris robbery

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian drops a defamation lawsuit against a website for claiming she had staged an armed robbery in Paris.
Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York. PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Reality TV star Kim Kardashian on Monday dropped a defamation lawsuit against a website that claimed she staged an armed robbery in Paris after the two sides resolved the issue, her lawyer said.

Kardashian withdrew the lawsuit filed this month in New York against US celebrity gossip site MediaTakeOut, according to a court document. The federal lawsuit was withdrawn without prejudice, meaning Kardashian could refile it.

"The matter has been resolved to the parties' mutual satisfaction. Consequently, we voluntarily dismissed the action today," Mr Andrew Brettler, of the Los Angeles law firm of Lavely and Singer, said in an e-mail.

MediaTakeOut had reported that Kardashian, 35, had faked the robbery and then filed a fraudulent insurance claim. The website did not respond to a request for comment.

French police said Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint of some US$10 million (S$13.88 miillion) in jewellery by masked men who tied her up in her Paris apartment early on Oct 3.

The lawsuit sought unspecified damages for defamation. It named and its founder, Fred Mwangaguhunga, as defendants.

Kardashian had been criticised for making herself vulnerable by posting photos of her US$4 million engagement ring and other jewellery in the days before the Paris attack.

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