Kim Kardashian has revealed new details about her gunpoint robbery, saying the attackers left behind a “very sentimental” necklace when they stole $11 million worth of jewels from her Paris hotel room.
“So this necklace that I have on is a diamond cross from Jacob and it was the first piece of jewelry that I bought when I got my first check,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of a diamond crucifix necklace.
“When I was robbed this was taken from me,” she said. “However on the way out the robbers dropped one piece of jewelry in the street and this was it.”
The glittering necklace was eventually returned to her. “It’s very sentimental to me,” she added with the photo, taken in 2007. The throwback also featured her wearing a velour tracksuit and Paris Hilton-era sunglasses.
It’s the first time in quite a while that Kardashian has spoken about the attack — where she was threatened with a gun, tied up and gagged — inside an apartment at the Hôtel de Pourtalès on October 3, 2016.
The thieves stole her $4 million engagement ring and other personal items, worth a reported $11 million in total.
Most of the items have not been recovered.
The robbery led Kardashian to all but vanish from social media for months as she went underground to deal with the trauma.
On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim spoke about needing extra security staff, pleading to her sisters: “We have to have a security guard outside all of our homes 24-7”.
Kardashian said she pleaded to the robbers: “I have babies, please tell them. They can’t understand me. Tell them … please, I have a family, like, let me live”.
She said one of the robbers taped her mouth shut and grabbed her legs. “I had no clothes on under. He pulled me towards him at the front of the bed and I thought … this is the moment, they’re going to rape me,” Kardashian said.
She said she “mentally prepped” herself, fearing she would be raped. “And then, he didn’t,” Kardashian said.
“He duct taped my legs together and then they had the gun up to me — I knew that was the moment, they’re just totally going to shoot me in the head.”
“I just prayed that Kourtney was going to have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed,” Kardashian said.
“I’m not going to make it out of here. That was the last thought. Then they picked me up and put me in the bathroom and ran.”
Kardashian said she believed the robbers had been watching her and her sisters during their trip.
“There was probably a group of guys that were following us the entire trip,” she said.
“I was Snapchatting that I was home and that everyone was going out. I think they knew … that I was there by myself.”