Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris hotel room: Thieves took $11 million in jewelry

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The Kim Kardashian robbery broke as quickly as it did shockingly: The reality TV star and fashion icon was held up at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room on Sunday night. According to multiple reports, at least two men disguised as police managed to sneak their way into the room and carry out the deed.

Kim’s official spokesperson confirmed the robbery and the fact that Kim is OK. “Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening,” the statement read, “by two armed masked men dressed as police officers. She is badly shaken but physically unharmed.”

Kim is in Paris for the city’s Fashion Week, and earlier tonight attended the official Givenchy show, where sibling Kendall Jenner walked.

Reports of initial discord within the Kardashian family were sparked by Kanye West’s abrupt and unexplained departure in the middle of a performance at the Meadows Festival in New York. During his show, a man walked out onstage and tried to tell Kanye what had happened. According to multiple concertgoers, Kanye didn’t initially understand what had happened and refused to leave the stage. Once the situation was explained to him, he announced only that he had to depart due to a “family emergency.”

The festival then announced that Kanye would not return to the stage:

Kardashian home network E! offered few details on the event, except to say that “There’s a lot happening right now to make sure everyone is safe.” In addition to Kim and Kendall, Kris Jenner is in Paris for the week’s festivities.

Kris, when reached for comment by the network, didn’t say what exactly had been stolen from Kim, but could confirm that her daughter had suffered no serious injury. “She will be OK,” Kris said.

UPDATE – It sounds like the robbery itself was rather more harrowing–and better coordinated–than initially thought. People is reporting that not two, but five people were involved in the Kim Kardashian robbery. At about 3:00 AM local time, two people came to Kim’s hotel room disguised as police; after they gained entry, at least three more, dressed in ski masks, followed. The men bound Kim’s hands and feet with tape and locked her in the bathroom, then stole approximately $10.7 million in jewelry: a jewelry box containing about $6.7 million in valuables, and a ring worth $4 million by itself.

The robbers also took Kim’s phone and 1,000 in euros.

Once Kim had given a statement to police, she was rushed to the airport via police convoy, and returned home on a private jet.

(Photo credits: Kim Kardashian robbery via C.Smith /

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  • Jessica

    Damn.. how scary. As much as I dislike Kim, no one deserves this. Our world is getting disturbing. I’m glad she is unharmed. Hopefully she doesn’t hold too much trauma mentally and emotionally from this..

  • pink Glitter

    And that’s what you get for flaunting your wealth.. No one deserves it of course but she kinda had it coming

    • Amanda

      You’re disgusting. That’s what you get? Really? She was robbed at gunpoint. She didn’t “have it coming”. That’s no different than saying a woman that wears skimpy clothing deserves to be sexually assaulted because she was “flaunting it”.

    • twelfthnight

      No. No. A thousand times, no. This isn’t a snatch-and-run of an expensive purse in a crappy neighborhood or something. Someone broke into her room AT GUNPOINT to rob her. Nobody has that coming, nobody deserves that.

  • Guest

    This made me laugh.

  • Aussie cathie

    No one deserves this ! I’m no fan of her but you wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

  • Kari

    How scary! Glad she wasn’t hurt.

  • Wtf

    That is freaking awful. Hate Kim, but she’s still a human being. I cannot imagine how horrifying that must have been.

  • YourMom

    That sucks & is scary. I just wonder how much of it was exaggerated! Not saying she wasn’t robbed, but I am sure the story was “inflated” a bit…..its KK. Everything about her is fake to a point. IJS

  • Stacey

    It’s really lucky her children weren’t with her at the time. Hate on her all you want, but no one deserves that. Two little kids could of been left without their mother. Very scary.

  • savannah

    I just hope it’s not on keeping up with the kardashians because that would look sketchy to me..

    Why would she not have security? So scary

    • Bri

      I have read that there were no cameras around. It happened at 3am, she was in bed.

  • AshleyBlack

    Gonna get a lot of hate for this but, sadly, I just really don’t care. ?? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • ren24

      I feel the same! The kids weren’t there and no one got hurt. The first thing I thought when I saw the headline was “Great. We’ll never hear the end of this.”

      Anyone else and I would feel terrible for them.

    • ren24

      I feel you.
      How bad is it that she and her stupid family are in the news so much that when something real and legit happens to them we just don’t care anymore.

      • AshleyBlack

        Exactly how I feel! Thank goodness I’m not the only one who feels that way. Im so over that whole family.

    • DZBabe

      I agree! Honestly, I think it’s just another publicity stunt. Gotta have storyline for upcoming seasons of KUWTK

      • Bruja

        Yup! Wait for clips of traumatized ugly cry face with bleeding heart music in the background!

  • Wtf

    If she had just been robbed while she wasn’t there, I would not feel bad for her. But this was an assault. I can’t imagine how scared she must have been. No one deserves that, no matter how much you’re disliked.

  • This was fraud

    Think about it for a second: Kim doesn’t make the news as much as she used to. This family sets no boundaries and is willing to do anything to make the press. Mark. my. words. Her scummy family did this for not only publicity, but for sympathy votes as well.

    • Lacy

      I agree they always leak rumors to the press to get their name out there, but that would be huge to pull off faking all this and in another country to boot. Faking a crime and then wasting police resources on it could get her thrown in jail, so I doubt they staged this.

    • tina

      right depressed on her snaps before this, sent home security, her friend only thinks of herself bull

    • michael arazan

      And all her bodyguards and entourage that surrounds her just magically disappeared for the event.

  • Mothership3

    Very scary and I’m glad she’s ok..but I have to say how stupid of her to have that amount of valuables in her room with her..those items should have been held in a Hotel Safe/Security area. Not just in her room with her. But glad she was not harmed.

    • ren24

      That’s true; But with people like her, it’s probably impossible not to have a ton of valuables with you at all times. A pair of her socks are probably worth more than anything I own. :/

  • GrggX

    I have to believe this was very well planned/thought out. Another thing people need to quit using social media every minute of the day. FYI………thieves monitor social media like a hawk. You watch, KK’s mom will want to get TV camera’s rolling ASAP! They need to add this to that stupid page they always put in the Magazines titled stars (or in this case has been’s)are just like us……….yea we do occasionally get robbed at gunpoint!

  • barbinop

    I am in no way a Kardashian fan but I am glad to hear that she wasn’t physically hurt and that her children were not there with her. Where were all her body guards? I bet they are filing for unemployment today!

  • Soul girl

    When does she see her children? When I had children I forgot about me as most good mamas do