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'Irish Daily Star' editor resigns over topless Kate Middleton photos

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Irish Daily Star editor Michael O'Kane has resigned from his position in the wake of the Kate Middleton nude photo scandal.

O'Kane was suspended in September after he signed off on republishing several topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge in his magazine, following their appearance in a French tabloid.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge aka Kate Middleton
visits Elswick Park
Newcastle, England - 10.10.12
Mandatory Credit: WENN.com

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According to the BBC, the paper made the announcement of O'Kane's resignation on Saturday (November 24), stating that issues concerning the shareholders of the publication prompted the decision.

The statement reads: "As a result of the publication on 15 September 2012, issues arose with the shareholders of Independent Star Limited.

"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, effective immediately."

Prior to O'Kane's departure, shareholder Richard Desmond threatened to shut the publication down.

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