Kennedy family member Michael Skakel has settled a lawsuit against Nancy Grace over remarks she made in 2012 about him on her HLN show, reports the Associated Press.
Details of the settlement weren’t disclosed. Skakel is a nephew of Ethel Skakel Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
According to the AP report: “Skakel’s 2013 lawsuit said he was slandered by untrue comments that DNA linked him to the 1975 killing of his Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley when both were 15 years old. The lawsuit named Grace, Time Warner Inc., Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and commentator Beth Karas.”
Convicted in 2002, Skakel has maintained his innocence, and was freed last year when a new trial was ordered. HLN retracted the comments last month.
“HLN’s Nancy Grace show mistakenly reported that DNA evidence linking Michael Skakel to the murder of Martha Moxley was found at the crime scene,” the network said in a statement Oct. 30. “This aspect of its report is inaccurate. There was never any DNA evidence offered in the trial linking Michael Skakel to the murder of Martha Moxley.”