Chilling new details have emerged that Kim Kardashian begged for her life and feared she would be raped as masked men broke into her Paris apartment. The reality star had her hands tied, duct tape placed on her mouth, and was dumped in a bathtub, TMZ is reporting.
The mother-of-two said she was asleep Monday when she heard the sound of people barreling up the stairs to her room. Kim said she saw one man dressed in a police hat and another man concealing his face slide open the glass door and enter her bedroom.
The 35-year-old reality star said she immediately tried to call her bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, who was watching Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian at a nightclub, but the phone was snatched from her hands before the call went through, and a gun was put to her head.
Kim Kardashian, who has described the Paris robbery as the “worst moment of her life,” said she screamed and begged for her life, telling the five masked intruders that she had two children. She also said that she had plenty of valuables and money in the apartment and that they could take it all. The horrified reality star said one of the men seductively held on to her ankles and she had a sense of dread that she was going to raped by him.
Mrs. Kardashian-West said she could not totally make out what the men were saying in the midst of the confusion, but picked them saying “ring… ring… ring” repeatedly. She realized at that moment they were searching for the $4.5 million, 20-carat emerald-cut, Lorraine Schwartz ring her rapper-husband Kanye West had given her.
Kim Kardashian had shown the ring on Snapchat just hours earlier.
She was also seen wearing the ring while FaceTiming with Blac Chyna just two hours before the incident and wore it at a Paris showroom with her elder sister Kourtney. Kanye had given Kim the ring last month. In 2013, when he proposed to Kim, he had also given her a Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring worth $1.6 million.
The robbers took both rings and also stole her jewelry box with content estimated at around $6.7 million. Her purse, 1000 Euros, and two smartphones were also taken. There are fears that, considering the reservoir of information the phones contain, Kim might be in for more trouble, including blackmail.
The men dressed in police markings and ski masks had held the concierge at gunpoint, barged into Kim’s luxury apartment, and raided it an for astonishing six minutes before escaping on rented bicycles.
The masked men did not know that Kim’s stylist friend, Simone Harouche, was asleep downstairs. Simone had locked herself in the bathroom when she heard the commotion and called Kim’s personal bodyguard less than two miles away. Pascal Duvier got to Kim just two minutes after the robbers had fled the scene.
Within hours of the harrowing ordeal, the American TV star had fled Paris via private jet and returned to New York, where she was reunited with her husband, who was waiting at the airport. Kanye West had stopped a concert midway when he heard the news. A source said that all that he was concerned about was his wife.
“He wanted to get to her as soon as he could. He told her he couldn’t care less about the jewelry, he’s just thankful that she’s okay.”
The source added that the Paris robbery was lighting fast, saying Kim Kardashian was visibly upset and left Paris immediately after giving her statement to the police.
Security expert Bruce Anderson said Kim’s obsession with living her life on social media proved to be her biggest undoing. The security professional said her Twitter and Snapchat messages would have shown her location. Kim has 81 million followers on Instagram, 48 million friends on Twitter, and 29 million Facebook fans.
Steve Sanulis, a security professional who has worked in the past for the power couple, also agreed that Kim’s show of her wealth on social media was an “accident waiting to happen,” adding that it had all the trappings of an inside job.
“Somebody had to know how to get in the private entrance. How could they know how to get there, how would they know there was no security, how did they know that she was going to be by herself?”
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