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Kate Middleton Topless Photo Scandal Fallout: Irish Tabloid Editor Resigns

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The editor of the Irish Daily Star has resigned after his decision to publish Kate Middleton's topless photos led to his suspension and a possible shutdown of the tabloid.

Michael O'Kane, who was suspended in September for the incident, stepped down from his position following tensions with shareholders and a tabloid owner's threats to shutter the publication, according to ABC News

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"As a result of the publication on 15 September 12, issues arose with the shareholders of Independent Star Limited," the Irish Daily Star wrote in a statement to the BBC. "Having considered those issues in tandem with Mr. O'Kane, it is Mr. O'Kane's decision to resign as editor of the Irish Daily Star."

The Irish Daily Star republished the photographs in September after the snaps popped up in French gossip mag, Closer.

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