The Heartbreaking First-Hand Details of Kim Kardashian West's Robbery Are Out
Kim Kardashian West has finally told the entire story of her Paris robbery, sparing no details, and it will absolutely break your heart.
On last night's Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she explained everything about the night she was robbed at gunpoint for $10 million worth of jewelry.
Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian's stylist, Simone Harouche, were out partying with her when Kardashian West decided to go back to the hotel and rest, she said.
"What I think happened now after thinking about it so much is that there was probably a group of guys that were following us the entire trip," she explained. "I was Snapchatting that I was home and that everyone was going to out, so I think they knew Pascal [Duvier, Kardashian West's bodyguard] was out with Kourtney and that I was there by myself."
Kardashian West continued, "And I was laying in bed, like 'should I wash my face? I'm so tired. I'm in my robe, I need to get up, I need to wash my face' and then 10 minutes later, I was like dozing, dozing, and then I heard pounding up the stairs. I thought it was you and Stephanie [likely Sheppard, Kardashian West's assistant] drunk. I'm calling to them like 'hello, hello, hello,' and there's no answer."
That's when Kardashian West knew something wasn't right, she said.
"And then at that moment, when there wasn't an answer, my heart started to get really tense... My door was open like this," she explained, holding up her hands to show a slight opening, "and I saw two guys holding another guy down in police uniforms but right outside of my bedroom, five feet away. So I slid off my bed and picked up my phone and I'm like 'I don't know how to call 911 in a different country.' And so I like called Pascal and then the guy came and grabbed the phone from me, threw me on the bed, and I was like 'this is it.'"
The men had the hotel concierge handcuffed. Talking to him later, Kardashian West learned that they had threatened him with their guns and demanded he take them to her room. He also translated — the robbers didn't speak any English, and Kardashian West doesn't speak any French.
Kardashian West continued, "I was looking at the gun, looking down back at the stairs. I have a split second in my mind to make this quick decision. Am I going to run down the stairs and either be shot in the back — it makes me so upset to think about it — but either they're going to shoot me in the back or if I make it and they don't, if the elevator doesn't open in time or the stairs are locked, then I'm fucked! There's no way out."
Instead, she said she pleaded with the concierge to tell the men that she had children at home.
"I have babies. Please, they can't understand me, but tell them I have babies at home," she said. "Please, I have a family. Let me live!"
Kardashian West explained that one of the men put duct tape over her mouth. "And then, he grabs my legs and I wasn't, you know, I had no clothes on under. He pulled me toward him at the front of the bed and I thought, 'OK, this is the moment they're going to rape me,'" she said. "I fully mentally prepped myself — and then he didn't."
Instead, he put tape around her legs and then held up the gun, she said. "I just knew that was the moment," Kardashian West recalled. "They're just totally going to shoot me in the head. I just prayed that Kourtney's going to have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed."
On KUWTK, Kardashian West explained that she was sure she was going to die. She was thinking about her family and praying for them to be safe when the robbers put her in the bathtub, stole her jewels and left.
Pascal and Kourtney Kardashian returned just minutes later, and they flew back to the U.S. the next day. Kardashian West disappeared from social media and the spotlight for months, but has gradually returned.
After KUWTK aired, she took to Instagram to explain how the experience made her stronger.
"I took a tragic horrific experience and did not let it diminish me, rather grew and evolved and allowed the experience to teach me," she wrote. "I can say I've become so much better because of it....thank you for allowing me to share my story tonight."
For all the hate she's gotten for her unconventional career path, that is one brave woman.
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