Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris
PARIS: Five armed men robbed American reality TV star Kim Kardashian West at gunpoint on Monday in a Paris hotel, stealing jewellery worth several million dollars, but nobody was hurt, a police source told Reuters.
The source said the attack happened around 3 a.m.. The source could not immediately say which hotel it was.
CNN said earlier that Kardashian was held up by masked men in her Paris hotel room, prompting her husband, rapper Kanye West, to abruptly end a performance in New York, citing a family emergency.
“Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening by two armed masked men dressed as police officers,” Kardashian West’s spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, said in a statement reported by CNN.
“She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” the statement added.
Kanye West left his set early at the Meadows Festival in New York.
“I’m sorry I have a family emergency, I have to stop the show,” West said in video footage posted on Twitter by fans who were filming the performance in the New York borough of Queens.
West had been on stage for just under an hour when he said he had to leave. He did not specify the nature of the emergency.
Kardashian West, as well as her sisters Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian have been in Paris, Billboard magazine reported on its web site, citing their recent Snapchat posts. Kardashian has been a fixture at Paris Fashion Week, which was being held in recent days.
Fan reaction on social media sites to West’s departure was mixed, with some saying emergencies can happen to anyone, but others complaining they had paid $300 for tickets and didn’t get their money’s worth.