‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Recap: Kim’s Paris Robbery
Kim Kardashian revealed in detail what occurred when she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on Sunday’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Get the full episode recap below.
As the episode opened, Kim explained in a confessional that she was getting ready to leave for Paris Fashion Week and was eagerly anticipating her trip to the city. She invited Kourtney to tag along, who was also looking forward to the “unique experience.” Her mom, Kris, and younger sisters Kendall and Kylie also joined the girls on the big trip, which started out with Kim having a variety of dress fittings for the Balmain fashion show. Kanye West flew in on his day off from his concert tour to help style Kim. Meanwhile, all the girls later attended the Givenchy fashion show to support Kendall as she walked the runway.
Later, Kourtney decided to go out clubbing with Kendall and other friends because it was their last night in Paris, but Kim went back to the hotel to relax. Back in New York, West was on stage performing one of his Saint Pablo Tour shows when a person called him over to the side of the stage and gave him the disturbing news that his wife had been robbed. “I’m sorry. There’s been a family emergency. I have to end the show early,” West told his disappointed crowd of fans as he walked off stage.
Kourtney and Kendall then recalled in on-camera confessionals that they were told by assistants while out clubbing that Kim had been robbed at gunpoint by several men. Kris received a call as well at around 3 a.m., and all the girls immediately hopped on a flight back to New York. When Kim and her husband arrived at their New York apartment, she told him, “I just don’t want to cry in front of the kids or let them think that anything’s wrong.” The rapper assured her, “We won’t talk about it in front of the kids,” and so Kim put on a brave face as she happily greeted her young children.
West later asked Kim if the culprits were young teens, but Kim believed the perpetrators to be men ages 40-50. “They were sent there for sure,” he told his wife. “If anything had really happened to you, I wouldn’t have stopped until they were dead.” Kris noted in a confessional, “It’s been the most devastating thing to have one of your children fear for their life,” She added, “The thought of losing Kim is emotionally scarring and hard to overcome.” On the private plane back to Los Angeles, the momager told Kim she was worried about her developing PSTD over the situation, but she said she thought she’d be able recover from it.
Kim later sat down with sisters Khloe and Kourtney to take them through the harrowing experience moment by moment. She first explained that she was laying in bed alone in the hotel room when she heard “pounding up the stairs” and thought it was Kourtney and her assistant Stephanie returning from the club drunk. Kim explained that she started calling out their names, but when there was no response, her “heart started to get really tense” and she “knew something wasn’t quite right.”
Kim went on to tell her sisters that she then saw two men dressed in police uniforms holding down the hotel’s concierge, who they had forced to hand over the key to her room. “So I slid off my bed and picked up my phone and I’m like, ‘I don’t know how to call 911 in a different country,'” adding that she instead tried to call her security guard Pascal, who was out clubbing with Kourtney. “The guy came in, grabbed the phone from me, threw me on the bed and I was like, ‘This is it,'” Kim added. She explained that the concierge ended up becoming the interpreter between her and the robbers, and he told her they were demanding she take off her ring.
“They were definitely watching you guys,” Khloe offered as to how Kim became a target. Kim then went on to explain how she thinks the robbery was executed. “What I think happened now, after thinking about it so much, is that there was probably a group of guys that were following us the entire trip,” Kim noted in a confessional. “I was Snapchatting that I was home and that everyone was going out.” She added, “They had to have known we were leaving that day. They had this window of opportunity and just went for it.”
Kim further told her sisters, “They asked for money. I said I don’t have any money. They dragged me out to the hallway on top of the stairs. That’s when I saw the gun clear as day.” She added, “I have a split second in my mind to make this quick decision. Am I gonna run down the stairs… And either they’re gonna shoot me in the back, or if I make it and they don’t, if the elevator doesn’t open in time or the stairs are locked, then I’m f**ked. There’s no way out.”
Kim further recalled asking the concierge, “Are we going to die?” and told him to tell the robbers, “I have babies at home, please tell them. I have a family. Let me live!” Kim added in a confessional, “And then he duct tapes my mouth… Grabs my legs and pulls me toward him.” Kim explained she thought she was about to be raped, but the man instead duct taped her legs together. Kim then told her sisters “the last thought” she had was that the robbers would shoot her in the head. “Then they picked me up and put me in the bathroom and ran,” she noted. Kim added, “Whatever. It’s all replaceable. None of it matters,” to which Khloe responded, “Just you.” As the episode ended, all three sisters embraced.