Kim Kardashian has kept her cool, away from the media, since she arrived U.S. after the traumatic robbery experience at a Parisian hotel. And contrary to speculations, the hotel concierge who was handcuffed together with the TV star, has revealed the actual reason Kanye West’s wife was attacked.
Image shows Kim Kardashian during a family vacation in Havana earlier this May.
An earlier report from ET Online quoted an insider as saying , “the concierge brought the men up into Kim’s bedroom while she was in her bed wearing a robe. They had a gun to his head.
“She [Kim] heard really loud footsteps in the apartment coming up to the second floor, where she was sleeping,” the source claims.
“She picked up her cell but wasn’t able to call Pascal Duvier [her bodyguard] in time before one of the guys grabbed it out of her hand and she realized what was happening. It was absolutely horrific.
Kim “didn’t get a look at any of the guys’ faces” because they were wearing black ski masks and gloves,” the insider said.
“None of them spoke English, so she couldn’t communicate with them.
“All she kept saying over and over is ‘I have kids. Take anything you want. Please don’t kill me. Please don’t kill me.'”
The details of Kim’s robbery has been more of a media gossip as she kicked against granting interviews. But recent revelations from the hotel concierge named Abdulrahman has cleared up the air a bit.
During his first on-camera interview with ET since the incident, the hotel employee says those five masked armed robbers weren’t after Kim’s million-dollar jewelry. Instead, they were primarily after cash.
Abdulrahman linked up with the publication in Paris for a tell-all interview on the robbery incident which occurred 3 October.
The setting was Kim’s apartment on the hotel’s first floor where she stayed with sister Kourtney Kardashian.
According to the report, Simone Harouche [Kim’s close friend and stylist] was asleep in another bedroom during the attack.
Abdulrahman says Kimmy was on the bed when the armed robbers forced him to her apartment.
“When she saw police, because they were dressed like police, she didn’t understand for a few seconds,” he told Jennifer Peros, who interviewed him for ET.
Language was a barrier for the robbers who could hardly understand English, making it difficult for Kim to know what they wanted.
The mom-of-two initially thought they came for her phones, Abdulrahman reveals.
“[The robber] said, ‘I don’t need phones’ in French, [but] he doesn’t understand English, and also she didn’t understand French, and the guy was asking for money, money, money,” he says.
“She believed that they were there for her ring. She showed her hand … there is no ring, and the guy is like, ‘Where is the ring?’
“At the moment she gave him her ring — it was on a table close to the floor — she gave her ring to the guy … and he put it in his pocket.
“‘Where is money, money, money?” Abdulrahman says one of the armed robbers continued asking for cash without realizing the ring was worth millions.
“For him, it was just a ring, I think … he didn’t stop asking for money.”
According to the report, Abdulrahman was the one who spoke on Kim’s behalf, telling the thieves that she didn’t have a lot of cash on her.
At that point, one of the criminals then asked for more jewels.
On their request, Kim handed them her jewelry box in order to save her life.
“They weren’t there for jewels at first, they were there for money,” Abdulrahman believes. “He put the jewels in his [backpack] and he left the bag open, that is why he lost some jewels and the gold in the hotel.”
While investigations are ongoing, no arrests have been made and there are speculations that the robbers may never get caught after all.
However, a jewelry evaluator Joseph DuMouchelle explained to ET that Kim’s 10 pieces of jewelry worth around $11.2 million will be very hard to re-sell due to their very rare quality.
“These diamonds would be almost impossible to sell,” DuMouchelle said.
“It’s not that they couldn’t be sold, but they’re challenging because of the size, the rarity, and because of the quality. If these come up and they resurface down the road, even if they’re recut, there’s always a good chance that someone would recognize the fact that they’re so unusual that they should be investigated.”