Kim Kardashian opened up about her 2016 Paris robbery.
The reality star had a tearful reaction looking back at the terrifying incident on a new season of Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman.
Speaking with David Letterman, Kardashian said she’d “packed all my jewelry” for Paris fashion week in October 2016, something she admits she’d “never done before.” A week before her trip abroad, husband Kanye West had also gifted her a ring, which she flaunted on social media.
Hours before the robbery, Kardashian remembers conversing with friends over lunch. “We had lunch that day and said, ‘If you guys were robbed, what would you do? Would you just give them the stuff?'” she recalled. “Why we had this conversation, it was so wild. I said, ‘I would say take everything, just take everything, nothing is important.'”
Kim, who was also visited by West before he left to resume his tour, said her sister Kourtney Kardashian went to a club with a friend while she stayed at the hotel. Kim apparently felt safe enough to tell their only security guard to go with the duo while she remained alone in her room.
It wasn’t until around 3 a.m. that Kim heard “stomping up the stairs,” and felt “immediate panic” when she realized it wasn’t Kourtney and her friend. “I knew someone was there, like, someone was there to get me. You feel it,” she recalled.
Being in France, Kim had trouble calling 911, and that’s when she says the robbers, dressed as “policemen wearing masks,” took away her phone and demanded “the ring.”
At this point in the interview, Kim — who had been wearing a robe with nothing underneath when the robbery happened — tearfully remembers thinking she was going to be assaulted.
“I was like, ‘OK, this is the time I’m gonna get raped. Like deal, this is gonna happen, just prepare yourself,'” she said. “So, I did and then — I don’t know why I’m crying, I’ve talked about this before — and then he tied me up with handcuffs and zip-ties and then duct tape and duct-taped my mouth and my eyes.”
“I kept on thinking about Kourtney, I kept on thinking, like, she’s gonna come home and I’m gonna be dead in the room and she’s gonna be traumatized for the rest of her life,” she added.
The incident made Kim “really paranoid” of other people for a year after. Since then, she says she's "totally fine," adding that she now sleeps with a “half dozen” security guards outside her home.