Kim Kardashian tweeted that tonight’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians will be “very tough” for her to watch – and it’s easy to see why. On this week’s episode, Kim breaks down while discussing the night she was held at gunpoint and robbed of over $10 million in jewelry in her Paris hotel.
One week before the October 2016 incident, Kim, 36, expressed her excitement over going to Paris Fashion Week for the first time in two years.
“Paris means a lot to me because that’s where we had all our wedding guests come out and that’s where I had my wedding dress designed,” she said. “That was where I had so many amazing memories. It’s been such a fun journey in Paris.”
The night of the robbery, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner went out after the Givenchy fashion show with Kim’s security guard Pascal Duvier, while she stayed at the hotel.
Kourtney explained how she got a phone call from Kim “screaming for help on the top of her lungs,” shortly after 3am, while mom Kris Jenner considered the moment she found out, “One of the worst nights of my life.”
Kris continued, ”I remember throwing my arms around Kim thinking, ‘Okay she’s alive.’ The thought of losing Kim is emotionally scarring and hard to overcome.”
Kim flew directly to New York City after the attack to see her children North, 3, and Saint, 1.
“I just don’t want to cry in front of the kids,” she told her husband Kanye West. “I think it might scare them if they start seeing more security. I just want to like see them for a second.”
Kim then discussed the horrifying incident to Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian.
“I was dozing, dozing and then I heard pounding up the stairs,” Kim said, explaining how she thought it was Kourtney and their friend drunk. “I’m like, ‘Hello, hello, hello?’ And there is no answer. When there wasn’t an answer, my heart started to get really tense… I knew something wasn’t quite right.”
The mother-of-two then explained how she saw two men in police uniforms holding the hotel’s concierge down just five feet from her bedroom.
“So I slid off my bed, picked up my phone, and was like, ‘I don’t know how to call 911 in a different country,’” she cried. “And so I called Pascal and the guy came in grabbed the phone from me, threw me on the bed. And I was like, ‘This is it.’”
Kim explained how the concierge was handcuffed while holding the key to her room. Because she didn’t understand French, he served as an interpreter between her and the robbers.
Kim gave the thieves her diamond ring and asked the concierge, “Are we going to die? Are they going to kill us? Tell them I have babies!”
“They asked for money, I said, ‘I don’t have any money,’” Kim explained. “They dragged me out to the hallway on top of the stairs. That’s when I saw the gun clear as day. I was like I have a split second in my mind to make this quick decision, am I going to run down the stairs and either be shot 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 I’m f****d. There’s no way out.”
After one of the robbers put duct tape on her face, Kim feared they were going to rape her.
“He grabs my legs and I had no clothes on under, so he pulled me towards him at the front of the bed and I thought, ‘Okay, this is the moment they’re going to rape me,’” she said. “I mentally prepped myself and then he didn’t, he duct taped my legs together. Then they had the gun up to me. I just knew that was the moment, they’re just going to shoot me in the head.”
Kim continued, “I just prayed Kourtney was going to have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed. I’m not going to make it out of here, I know how these things go. That was the last thought, then they picked me up, put me in the bathroom and ran.”
Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs Sundays at 9/8c on E!.