Kim Kardashian’s bodyguard filed for company bankruptcy
USA - Kim Kardashian’s bodyguard filed for bankruptcy for his German security company ten weeks ago with debts of more than €1million, MailOnline can reveal.
Pascal Duvier, 43, who was in a nightclub when the star fell victim to a £8.5million heist as she slept alone in her Paris hotel, lodged a claim for company insolvency at Heidelberg administrative court on July 22 this year.
His German ProtectSecurity firm, which has run security for a host of stars from Kim’s husband Kanye West to the Black Eyed Peas, has racked up debts totalling €1,093,518 (£961,296).
The insolvency lawyer on the case told MailOnline: ‘There is so much debt. There are many claimants. I cannot say the exact number. Lots.’ Reality TV star Kim, 35, was subjected to a terrifying ordeal in the early hours of Monday morning when five gunmen disguised as police officers and wearing ski masks to hide their faces bound and gagged her in the luxury Hotel de Pourtalès. Mother-of-two Kim had been left alone in the suite while bodyguard Duvier went to high-end nightclub L’Arc with her sisters Kourtney and Kendall Jenner. Bodyguard Duvier arrived at the flat two minutes after the gangsters escaped on bicycles with her £3.5million engagement ring apparently after being alerted by a text message from Kim’s best friend Simone Harouche. Duvier, who has vowed to track down the attackers, has faced claims he left the star exposed by failing to secure the flat in his absence. Kim has reportedly told friends that she does not blame him for the crime. There is no suggestion Duvier had any involvement or that he is under any suspicion. The 6-4’ selfie-loving security guard has worked for Kanye West since 2012, and won acclaim just a week ago when he saved Kim from being grabbed by prankster Vitalii Sediuk in Paris. On his LinkedIn profile, Duvier says: ‘My goal as the Chairman of ProtectSecurity is build a security team around the protected person.’ He has apparently run the company for 19 years and his profile says he has lots of experience with high profile clients having worked for Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Will.i.am, the Pussycat Dolls, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Lana del Rey and Katy Perry. (dailymail.co.uk)