Kardashian loses millions after robbery at gunpoint
Reality television star Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint on October 2 at a Paris hotel by assailants disguised as police officers, a spokesperson said. “She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” the spokesperson said, shortly after her husband, rap superstar Kanye West, abruptly cut short a headlining festival set in New York.
A police source said a ring worth around four million euros (US$4.5 million) and a case of jewellery with a value of five million euros were stolen. Two mobile phones were also taken.
“The loss amounts to several million euros, mostly jewellery. The total amount is still being evaluated,” the police said.
Kardashian, the star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and an omnipresence in US pop culture, has been visiting Paris for its fashion week. Her spokesperson said that “two armed masked men” entered her hotel room and held her up at gunpoint.
Kardashian, one of the most identifiable US celebrities, was last week approached by Vitalii Sediuk, a famous accoster of the stars, who was caught on video attempting to kiss her behind in an apparent social commentary.