In the latest episode of E! network’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian went into detail about her experience as the victim of an assault and robbery in Paris last October. As her sisters Khloe and Kourtney listened, the reality star and wife of rapper Kanye West relayed in detail the terrifying reality of the ordeal.
While relaxing in her room at the Hôtel de Pourtalès during Paris Fashion Week last fall, Kardashian said she was dozing when she heard noises outside her room. Assuming it was her sister and a friend who had returned from a night out, she felt something was wrong when she called out but received no answer. The assailants, who were dressed as French policemen, forced a hotel employee to open the doors before handcuffing him and proceeding to restrain Kardashian with duct tape. When she attempted to dial her now former bodyguard on her cellphone, the social media star told her sisters that the attackers snatched her phone from her and threw her on the bed. Having “mentally prepped” herself to be raped, she pleaded with the concierge being held with her to beg the robbers — who did not speak English — to allow them to live for the sake of her children, Kardashian said.
Left bound and gagged in the bathtub, the attackers made off with close to $10 million in jewelry. Kardashian tweeted out after the episode aired saying, “I took a tragic horrific experience and did not let it diminish me, rather grew and evolved and allowed the experience to teach me.”
Ten people were formally charged in January with connection to the crime. Below, see a clip of Kardashian recalling the harrowing experience.
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