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The Price of Fame: Kim Kardashian Robbed At Gunpoint

Kim was robbed of jewellery worth millions in an altercation that leaves her ‘shaken, but unharmed’.

3rd Oct 2016

Credit: Hugo Gloss

The reality television star is robbed of millions of dollars worth of jewellery in an altercation that leaves her ‘shaken, but unharmed’.

The robbery took place at 3am in Paris, 1am in London. The Kardashian was left shaken but ‘physically unharmed’ according to her spokeswoman, Inca Treciokas. Treciokas told CNN that the robbery was conducted by two armed masked men, although various reports suggest that there may have been as many as five robbers. The assailants had reportedly dressed as policemen, charged into her room, handcuffed her bodyguard, and held her at gunpoint as they stole millions of dollars worth of her jewellery. Kim’s husband, rapper Kanye West, was performing on stage at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York at the time of the incident. He immediately ended his set half way through ‘Heartless’, telling his fans “I’m sorry, family emergency. I have to stop the show.” This was an eventful Meadows Festival as Forest Hill Drives start J Cole also announced that he would no longer perform for a “long time” during the event.

Kim was staying at a luxury hotel situated behind Paris’ Madeleine Church. It was her second time there, the previous occasion being in 2014 before her marriage to Kanye West. The incident was immediately met with a host of people making light of the events on twitter given the height of Kardashian’s fame and the public perception that the reality star is somehow underserving of the attention that she garners. However popular comedian and television host James Corden strongly reprimanded many of the voices on Twitter, stating “People making jokes about Kim Kardashian tonight would do well to remember that she is a mother, a daughter, a wife, a friend. Be nice or shut up.” Chrissy Teigen, fellow model, mother and wife of ‘All of Me’ musician John Legend, addressed social media commentators in similar fashion, stating “Some shit just isn’t funny. I see you trying, but it isn’t”. She continued “ Fame is interesting. Celeb[rities] are supposed to love you guys while also knowing you’d make a meme of our dead bodies to get retweets. Please do not think that I think celebrities are special snowflakes. I just miss empathy, in general, for everyone.”

It is not yet known whether her children, 3 year old North West and 10 month old Saint West, were with her at the time of the incident. She was in Paris for the capital’s fashion week. That same night she had sat front row at a Givenchy show with her sister Kourtney Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner in support of her sister, model Kendall Jenner.

Security has been a major concern for the public figure of late. Just last wee she was approached by a famous prankster who lunged at her in an outrageous attempt to kiss her butt, but was intercepted by her bodyguard. The family, which is usually very prolific over social media platforms such as Twitter, has kept a low profile in the first few hours following the event.

She rose to fame as a friend and stylist to Paris Hilton and through a widely publicised sex tape with RnB star Ray J. She later appeared in her own reality programme, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, focusing on the lives of her family members, before marrying Kanye West and releasing her own game and set of emojis.

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