The suspect in the Paris Hotel heist that robbed Kim Kardashian of her jewelry suggests that the reality star helped plan her own heist.
Kim Kardashian was robbed at the Hôtel de Pourtalès in France in 2016 while attending Paris Fashion Week. Inside her hotel room, she was ambushed by a group of masked men who stole $10 million in jewelry, including the Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring that Kanye West had given her. The incident is said to have left “The Kardashians” star traumatized.
According to a video interview conducted by Vice News, suspect Yunis Abbas claimed that the beauty mogul played a role in her own robbery, as Kim is known for constantly flaunting her jewelry and lavish lifestyle on social media.
Abbas stated in the Vice News interview:
“Since she was throwing money away, I was there to collect it, and that was that. Guilty? No, I don’t care. They should be a little less showy towards people who can’t afford it. For some people, it’s provocative.”
According to the suspect, the Kardashian flaunting her wealth on social media enticed him and other robbers to plan the heist ahead of her Paris trip. The suspects broke into Kim’s hotel room, bound her in the bathtub, and stole her personal belongings.
According to Page Six, Abbas was sentenced to 22 months in prison following the incident before being released due to heart-related health issues. He even wrote a memoir called “I Kidnapped Kim Kardashian,” which a French court ruled he couldn’t profit from.
Despite the fact that the robbery occurred six years ago, Abbas acknowledged that Kim Kardashian must have been traumatized.
“You don’t come out of it unscathed. Of course she must have been traumatized.”
In an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the mother of four discussed her traumatic experience. Kim admits to developing Agoraphobia during the pandemic. Kim fired her former security guard, Pascal Duvier, as a result of the incident.
She then sued Protect Security, the security company where Duvier worked. The reality star was able to settle a 6.1 million dollar negligence lawsuit.