- “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”/E! Entertainment
Kim Kardashian feared she’d be killed and “mentally prepped” herself to be raped during the 2016 robbery in Paris, which resulted in nearly $10 million in stolen jewelry.
Kardashian recounted the robbery during Sunday’s episode of E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” In previous teasers for the episode, Kardashian tells her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, how she thought the robbers knew when to attack while her sisters were out at a club and and how she realized that they had a gun.
On Sunday’s episode, she explained how the robbers forced the concierge at the property she was renting to open her door and then held him captive, as well. He also played the translator between Kardashian and the robbers, who didn’t speak English.
“I remember looking at the concierge,” Kardashian tearfully recounted. “And I just said, ‘Are we going to die? What’s happening to us? I have babies. Please tell them. They can’t understand, but please tell them. I have babies at home. Please, I have a family. Let me live.'”
The reality star, who has two young children with husband, rapper Kanye West, also said she believed she would be raped.
“Then [one of the robbers] duct tapes my face, my mouth, to get me to not yell or anything and then he grabs my legs and I wasn’t, I had no clothes on under [my robe] and he pulled me towards him at the front of the bed and I thought, ‘OK, this is the moment. They are going to rape me.'” Kardashian said. “And I fully mentally prepped myself and then he didn’t and he duct taped my legs together.”
Afterward, she said one robber placed the gun to her head and she was sure he would kill her.
“I just knew that was the moment they are just totally going to shoot me in the head,” she said. “I just prayed Kourtney was going to have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed.”
But the robbers, who were dressed in police uniforms during the October 2016 crime, spared her life. Instead, they left Kim in the bathroom of her Paris rental and escaped with her engagement ring from West, and other jewels totaling $9.5 million.
“It’s all replaceable,” Kardashian concluded about the losses. “None of it matters.”
In January, Paris police said they were investigating at least three suspects in the crime.
In the wake of the incident, gossip site MediaTakeout.com claimed that Kardashian had faked the robbery and filed a fraudulent insurance claim for millions of dollars. She then sued the site for libel.
Watch the video from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” below: