Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kim Kardashian Paris Robbery Drama

Kim Kardashian with Bodyguard Pascal Duvier in Paris via Instagram
Just when I decide to take a vacation, one of the biggest stories involving Kim Kardashian broke and no, she didn't put Taylor Swift on blast.
At around 3am on Monday while in Paris for Fashion Week, Kim Kardashian was allegedly upstairs in her room at the Hôtel de Pourtalès when about 5 masked men dressed as cops zip tied the reality star's hands and feet and gagged her with duct tape and locked her in the bathroom while robbing her of all her jewelry and two cell phones. Most famously, they took the large ring Kanye just gifted her. The loss is estimated at $10 million.
Kim was able to slip through the zip ties and cry for help. Her rep confirmed she was held at gunpoint and was unharmed but badly shaken.
The robbers gained access to Kardashian's room via the night concierge who was handcuffed. 
According to reports, Kardashian West was without a body guard. He was with sisters Kendall and Kourtney. It's been said Kanye has maintained a semi-permanent residence at the Hotel for about 5 years, so Kim felt safe without security.
Fans were given a hint of the news when Kanye had to abruptly end his set at the Meadows Festival in Queens, New York.  While performing Heartless, Kanye rushed off the stage after telling fans he there was a family emergency. 

The pair reunited in New Jersey at the Teterboro airport and have had Presidential-like security ever since at their Manhattan abode.
Kimye reunited in NYC after the robbery
Photo: StarTraks

Numerous reports have come out that Kardashian West feared the suspects were going to rape her as she wasn't fully clothed. There have also been rumors that this was an inside job within the hotel or within her security. There has also been talk that this is just another scheme hatched by the KarJenners to keep their names in the limelight and to promote their upcoming season.
Personally, I believe this really happened and it frightens me that this public entity doesn't have security 24/7. I was surprised and glad to see other celebs and people sticking up for Kim on how this is no laughing matter.

Meanwhile, Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld criticized Kim on how she flaunts her wealth, even after posting a photo saying he's standing with her.
The fashion icon told the Associated Press "(She is) too public, too public — we have to see in what time we live. You cannot display your wealth then be surprised that some people want to share it."
 He added, "I don't understand why (Kardashian) was in a hotel with no security and things like this. If you are that famous and you put all your jewelry on the net you go to hotels where nobody can come near to the room."

Caitlyn took to Instagram
While big sis Kourtney took to Twitter with this bible verse:
Here's hoping Kim comes out of this stronger and smarter with her security. She's got 2 babies to be around for. I can only imagine what it's like to overcome something like this.
Some of Kim's family has broken their silence to show support for her.

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