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Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris

03 Oct 2016 | Written by Supriya Kaur; Edited by Mansi Motwani

Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint by five masked men in Paris, late Sunday night.

The incident took place inside the luxury residence she has been staying at for the past few days.

Reportedly, jewellery worth millions of euros was stolen but the total value of the heist is yet to be evaluated.

Kardashian has been in Paris to attend Paris Fashion week.

In context: Kim Kardashian's Paris nightmare

DetailsKim Kardashian

Kadarshian ranks at number 42 on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

The 35-year old star rakes in millions from her Hollywood mobile game, Instagram endorsement deals, Kimoji app, beauty deals and pay checks from her reality show, 'Keeping up with the Kardashians'.

According to multiple reports she earned $51 million in 2015 alone.

Her total worth is estimated to be nearly $150 million.

03 Oct 2016Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris

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The Kardashian Robbery

What happened?The Kardashian Robbery

Kardashian was robbed by armed masked men dressed as police officers. The robbery took place at 3 am local time.

There are conflicting reports on the number of assailants, some reports suggest five whereas others, two.

Local reports indicated that Kardashian's bodyguards were handcuffed during the incident.

The French Interior Ministry's spokesperson said Kardashian was locked in the bathroom when the robbery went down.

Who said what?Reactions and statements

The local police confirmed that jewellery worth millions was stolen and that an investigation was underway.

Kardashian's husband, Kayne West, who was performing at the Meadows and Arts Festival in New York, ended the show abruptly and said, "I'm sorry, family emergency. I have to stop the show."

Kardashian's spokesperson said in a statement that Kim Kardashian was "badly shaken" but was physically unharmed.

Groping incident last week

Kim Kardashian was nearly tackled in a Paris street last week by Vitalii Sediuk, a prankster notorious for ambushing celebrities such as Bradley Cooper, Will Smith and Gigi Hadid. Sediuk tried to kiss Kardashian's rear but was immediately pinned to the ground by her bodyguards.

DetailsOther celebrity victims of robberies

In 2000, Madonna's London home was burglarized. The intruders didn't take much but stole her husband's Range Rover.

In 2009, Orlando Bloom, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star was robbed of $500,000 worth of possessions from his Los Angeles home.

In May 2016, 'Revenge' star Madeleine Stowe was robbed at gunpoint in her house. The intruder walked away with $75,000 worth of jewellery.

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01 Nov 2016Millions offered to Kim Kardashian for speaking on Paris robbery

TV-broadcaster NBC, owner of channel E! that airs the show 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' is in line for Kim Kardashian to speak-out about her Paris robbery.

According to reports, NBC has offered Kim millions of dollars along with an option to choose a journalist of her choice to conduct the interview.

NBC is reportedly panicking because of other offers being considered by Kim.

22 Mar 2017Kim Kardashian talks about Paris robbery: Was prepared for rape

Kim Kardashian opened up about the October 2016 robbery at her Paris home, saying she was "mentally prepped" for rape.

"I just knew that was the moment. They're going to shoot me in the head," Kim said on the latest episode of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'.

Sister Kourtney tweeted, "I'll never forget the terror in her voice. Thank you God for protecting her."