Kim Kardashian told French police she feared she was going to be raped by the gang of masked raiders who stormed her luxury Paris apartment, according to shocking new details unfolding of the brutal, six-minute raid in which as much as $9 million worth of jewelry is thought to have been stolen.
According to a report on TMZ, Kardashian had her wrists and ankles bound with zip ties and duct tape before being dumped in a marble bathtub.
Speculation that the robbers had inside help is also increasing.
“Police and the Kardashian family don’t believe it was a coincidence that Kim was bodyguard-less at the time the robbers showed up and somehow made their way into her apartment. They think the robbers were tipped off it was the right time to strike,” reports TMZ.
According to multiple reports, Kardashian’s robbers knew their way around the apartment perfectly.
Reports say the robbers kept shouting “ring, ring” as they hunted for the gigantic diamond engagement ring Kanye West gave her—and which she was seen flaunting on Instagram this week.
When Kardashian arrived back in the States, she was pictured walking into her house without the ring on her finger.
Kardashian has been pilloried by some who have foolishly accused her of inviting the robbery by flaunting her wealth on Instagram.
Steve Stanulis, who provided security for Kimye during New York Fashion Week in February, told the New York Post, “The only person to blame for this incident is Kim Kardashian. Kim’s social media and her Snapchat is her undoing. When she is posting, ‘Here I am, and this is the $5 million ring I am wearing, here’s where I am going,’ you are basically inviting someone to rob you.”
However, celebrity friends such as James Corden have rushed to Kardashian’s defense. Corden tweeted: “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.”
TMZ reports that Kim’s phone was snatched out of her hands before she could call for help, but her friend and stylist Simone Harouche heard noise and called the star’s personal bodyguard Pascal Duvier, who was out at the time at a nightclub with her sister Kendall.
He arrived just after the robbers fled.