By now, the entire planet knows that Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gun point in Paris, France last year. In terms of Hollywood news, this has to be some of the most shocking and upsetting.
People Magazineandnbsp;is now reporting that more details about Kardashian West’s experience in the French capital. The French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche has reported on details that came from the police report that was filed following the October robbery.
The current celebrity news on this subject is that the reality television star reported the robbery to Parisian police at about 4:30 in the morning. The incident occurred on October 3, 2016. This was several hours after Kardashian West was able to free herself from the restraints her assailants had used and sought assistance. The recording that was taken by French authorities was translated several times. It went from English to French and then back to English.
Kardashian West’s harrowing ordeal occurred at the No Address Hotel. She, her sisters and their staffs were at the hotel to attend Paris Fashion Week. The masked robbers held her up at gunpoint. They were able to get away with jewelry that was worth millions of dollars. In the heist, they were also able to abscond with her wedding ring, which was worth at least $4 million. This story rocked the world of Hollywood news.
Kardashian West told the police that she had gone back to the hotel with Kourtney Kardashian, her sister, and Simone Harouche, her stylist. She explained that Kourtney went to get ready for a night on the town. Kourtney’s assistant, Stephanie Sheppard was doing the same thing. Kardashian West claims she was planning to spend the night in her hotel room and retired to that area to get some work done.
Kardashian West said, “I heard a noise at the door, like footsteps, and I shouted, asking, “Who’s there?’ No one answered. I called my bodyguard at 2:56 a.m. Through the door, I saw two people arrive, plus the night man who was tied up.” She went onto day the men we wearing ski goggles and came prepared with police paraphernalia.
Kardashian West continued, “It’s the one with the ski goggles who stayed with me. He demanded with a strong French accent, my ring. It was on the bedside table. It’s worth 4 million dollars. I told him that I didn’t know, he took out a gun and I showed him the ring. They grabbed me and took me into the hallway. I was wearing a bathrobe, naked underneath. Then we went in the room again and they pushed me on the bed. And, it was this time, they tied me up with plastic cables and taped my hands, then they put tape over my mouth and my legs. I think they robbed me of 5 million dollars. Then they left on the run.”
Kardashian West says that she thinks the job was not done by professional robbers. She said, “I felt they were a bit inexperienced because of the way they tied me up.”
Kardashian West then told the French authorities that she was going to leave to get back to her family. That night, Kanye West, her husband had a concert in New York.
Seventeen people have been arrested in connection with this robbery and ten of them have officially been charged. The ages of the people involved run from 44 years old to 72 years old. One of the men who has been arrested is being referred to as both “Omar the old” and “Omar A.” French authorities are calling him the man who orchestrated the heist. He was connected to the incident by DNA that was discovered on the duct tape. That was what was used to retrain Kardashian West during the robbery.
In terms of the latest Hollywood news, this story sent shockwaves around the world. Hollywood news is often salacious but the idea that such a high profile person could experience such a think in an exclusive hotel in a place like Paris was found as being very peculiar at best and nefarious at worst. At least Kardashian West was not hurt.