Kim Kardashian, one of the world’s highest-profile celebrities, was held at gunpoint in Paris by armed robbers, who made off with jewellery worth millions of dollars. However, there are speculations that the attack was planned by someone closely associated with the reality star.
The robbers broke into Kardashian’s expensive rented apartment in Paris, tied her up and locked her in the bathroom, before ransacking the apartment early on Monday. According to Kardashian’s rep, she is “badly shaken” but is physically unharmed.
During the incident, Kardashian reportedly begged for her life, the Mirror reported. Later on Monday, Kardashian returned to New York and husband Kanye West cut short his gig citing a “family emergency.”
Kardashian momager Kris Jenner rushed to pay her distraught daughter a visit after she flew into New York from Paris. Jenner was accompanied by her boyfriend Corey Gamble and Pascal Duvier, Kardashian’s longtime bodyguard. She reassured the photographers that her daughter is fine by flashing a thumbs up.
According to Steve Sanulis, a former bodyguard of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, someone close to the family might have planned the attack, the Mirror reported.
“Somebody had to know how to get in the private entrance,” Sanulis said. “How would 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?”
He added that the robbers were either very lucky or already had an idea of the situation. Kim was, reportedly, in a hysterical condition when she called up her husband to tell about the unpleasant experience.
“Kim was terrified. She was just hysterical when she talked to Kanye. He said she was really upset and it took him a few seconds to understand what she was saying to him,” an insider said. “He wanted to get to her as soon as he could. He told her that he couldn’t care less about the jewellery; he’s just thankful that she’s okay.”
The police are also not leaving out the possibility of one of the robbers being someone who has worked with the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star.