Kim Kardashian Held At Gunpoint, Bound and Gagged In Multimillion-Dollar Robbery
The reality star reportedly “begged for her life” while an estimated $10 million in jewelry was stolen from her hotel room in Paris.
Kim Kardashian was held with a gun to her head inside her private apartment in Paris Sunday night. She was bound, gagged and left begging for her life. “She begged for them to let her live and [said] she has babies at home. Then they wrapped her mouth in tape and put her in the bathtub,” a source told E! News. “She thought for sure they were going to kill her.”
According to the French Interior Ministry, five men threatened the concierge with a weapon, handcuffed him and forced him to let them inside Kardashian’s apartment. According to Today, the Paris Prosecutor’s office confirmed one of Kardashian’s rings, worth an estimated $4.49 million, as well as a jewelry box, worth an estimated $5.6 million, were stolen.
“She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” reports CNN.
Thirty minutes late and only twenty minutes into his set at The Meadows music festival, rapper Kanye West quickly left the stage mid-song stating there had been a “family emergency”. As fans stood blindsided and confused, The Meadows festival issued an official statement on Twitter, confirming:
Statement from Team Meadows: pic.twitter.com/rSymMWNrWp
— The Meadows NYC (@themeadowsnyc) October 3, 2016
Kardashian West was abroad for Paris Fashion Week alongside family members Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. Earlier, Kim had posted a picture to Instagram of herself from the Balenciaga fashion show.
Since the robbery, celebrities across the Twittersphere have come to Kardashian West’s defense after Internet trolls mocked the terrifying experience.
People making jokes about @KimKardashian tonight would do well to remember that she's a mother,a daughter,a wife,a friend.Be nice or shut up
— James Corden (@JKCorden) October 3, 2016
“People making jokes about @KimKardashian tonight would do well to remember that she’s a mother, a daughter, a wife, a friend,” James Corden, host of The Late Late Show wrote. “Be nice or shut up.”
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen also showed support for her friend by posting several messages to Twitter as well.
“No one is begging you for sympathy. I know the game plan is to naturally hate celebrities,” Teigen wrote. “Fame is interesting. Celebs are supposed to love you guys while also knowing you’d make a meme of our dead bodies to get retweets.” She continued: “Please do not think that I think celebrities are special snowflakes. I just miss empathy, in general for everyone.”
NBC News New York reports the five men escaped on bikes and are still at large. Yes, you read that correctly. On bikes.