In the latest episode, Kim gives a heartbreaking blow-by-blow account of the harrowing ordeal, which saw thieves make off with jewellery worth millions
In the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians , the mum-of-two gives a heartbreaking blow-by-blow account of the harrowing ordeal, which saw thieves make off with jewellery worth millions.
The episode begins a week before the robbery as Kim, Kourtney, Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble all fly out to the French capital for Paris Fashion Week.
But on their final night, the famous family’s worst nightmare became a reality.
Back home in Los Angeles following the ordeal, Kim tells sisters Khloe and Kourtney that she was convinced she was going to die.
Kourtney, who had just arrived at a Paris nightclub with sister Kendall and friends moments before the robbery, reveals the very same day it took place she and Kim were talking about what they would do if they were ever robbed.
Did I tell you we had that conversation that day about what you would do in this situation? And Kim was like, ‘I would tell them take whatever you want.'”
Yeah, I was like, ‘If I ever get robbed I would be like I have everything. Take it all, I don’t care,’” Kim replies.
And in the early hours of the morning, Kourtney received a message from Kim’s stylist Simone Harouche, saying: “Guys who is here with Kim? I heard her say, ‘Take whatever you want’.”
Kourtney says: “And as soon as I saw that I was like, ‘Pascal! I ran out of the bathroom and I said, ‘Run to Kim!'”
“Yeah, he was so out of breath and I was on the balcony practically naked hiding in a bush kind of like, ‘I think they’re gone’.
Because the robbers were dressed in police uniforms, Kim said she found it hard to trust the police when they turned up.
“Pascal called the police and it was really hard for me when the police showed up because they were dressed in the same uniforms and face masks and so I was like who do I believe what’s real? What’s going on? We waited to do as much police work as we had to do and then we flew home.”
Khloe, who was in Cleveland with boyfriend Tristan Thompson during the robbery, says the robbers must have been watching.
“What I think happened now after thinking about it so much is that there was probably a group of guys that were following us the entire trip,” the mum-of-two agrees.
“I was snapchatting that I was home and that everyone was going out so I think they knew Pascal was with out with Kourtney and that I was there by myself. They had to have known we were leaving that day. They had this window of opportunity and they just went for it.”
A teary Kim then explains what she was doing in the minutes leading up to the break in.
I was laying in bed like, ‘Should I wash my face? I’m tired, I’m in my robe, I need to get up and wash my face.’
And then 10 minutes later I was dozing and then I heard pounding up the stairs. I thought it was you [Kourtney] and Stephanie [Kim’s assistant] drunk. I was calling to them ‘hello, hello, hello’ and there was no answer. And at that moment when there wasn’t an answer, my heart started to get really tense. Like, you know [when] your stomach just kind of knots up and you’re like, ‘OK, what’s going on?’ I knew something wasn’t quite right.[I saw] two guys holding another guy down, in police uniforms, right outside of my bedroom, five feet away so I slid off my bed and picked up my phone and I didn’t know how to call 911 in a different country so I called Pascal and then the guy grabbed the phone from me and threw me on the bed and I was like, ‘This is it.’”
What I’ve heard from talking to [the concierge] afterwards is they said, ‘Where is the rapper’s wife? Let us up to her room.’”
Struggling to understand the robbers, Kim says the concierge told her to give them her ring and she said it was on the table.
And I said, while I’m being tied up, I said, ‘Are we going to die? Are they going to kill us? And I was just crying and saying, ‘Tell them I have babies. They asked for money and I said I don’t have any money.
They dragged me out to the hallway on the top of the stairs and that’s when I saw the gun as clear as day. I was looking at the gun and looking back down at the stairs. I had a split second in my mind to make this quick decision. Like, am I going to run down the stairs and either they’re gonna shoot me in the back, or if I make it and they don’t, if the elevator does not open in time, or the stairs are locked, then like, I’m f***ed. There’s no way out.”
When they put duct tape around her mouth when she was laying on the bed, Kim though she was going to be raped.
And then he duct tapes my face and mouth to get me to not yell or anything and then he grabs my legs – and I have no clothes on – and he pulls me towards him at the front of the bed and I thought this is the moment they are going to rape me and I fully mentally prepped myself.
And then he didn’t and he duct taped my legs together and then they had the gun up to me and I just knew that was the moment they are totally going to shoot me in the head. I prayed Kourtney is going to have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed.
I have a family, I have kids, my husband, my mum. I’m not going to make it out of here. I know how these things go. That was my last thought and then they picked me up and put me in the bathroom and then ran. Whatever. It’s all replaceable. None of it matters.”
In the same episode, Kris reveals she ran out of her hotel room nearly naked when she found out Kim had been robbed.
Later on, Kris adds to camera: It’s been the most devastating thing to have one of your children to fear for their life and think they were going to die when they have two small children. For the rest of us the thought of losing Kim is emotionally scarring and hard to overcome.”
While Kanye, who cut his show short after finding out about the robbery, tells his wife after she returns from Paris:
If anything happened to you I wouldn’t have stopped until they were dead.”