There was an armed robbery in Paris involving the reality TV star and multi millionaire Kim Kardashian. It was Monday, October 3rd, and she was staying at an exclusive hotel in Paris that she apparently frequented in order to attend the Paris Fashion Week shows. Her bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, was with her and her two sisters, Kourtney and Kendall, and she was alone. The only security in the hotel was a receptionist and a night man.
According to hotel staff, there were five masked men dressed as police officers that forced the concierge to take them to Kim’s personal suite. Kim was woken at gunpoint at around 3 a.m. by two of the suspects and was robbed of $10 million worth of jewels, including her wedding ring. They also took two mobile phones. She was bound and gagged during the incident and couldn’t call for help, though was unharmed physically.
The two men got away with their accomplices on bike and on foot, and are still at large. Kardashian flew back to the U.S. shortly after the incident.
A lot of people have been claiming that Kim is exaggerating the event or even that it was a publicity stunt. But many more people, including celebrities, have spoken out and said the idea is insensitive, ridiculous, and that Kim was truly scared for her life. They don’t see the fact that a mother and wife was robbed at gunpoint as a joke. This event has also further focused attention on France and Paris, where major terrorist attacks have recently taken place.