Kim Kardashian feared sister Kourtney would 'find her dead' during infamous 2016 robbery in Paris

Kim Kardashian feared sister Kourtney would 'find her dead' during infamous 2016 robbery in Paris

Kim Kardashian, 39, was bound and robbed at gunpoint during a highly orchestrated heist that took place in Paris, France in October of 2016.




And she recently opened up about the robbery and how she feared her older sister Kourtney, 41, would return and ‘find [her] dead’ in their room at the Hôtel de Pourtalès during an appearance on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman


The talk show host, 73, also grilled Kardashian about working with President Donald Trump and his administration on criminal justice reform in 2018.


Fear: Kim Kardashian recently opened up about the traumatic robbery she endured in 2016 and how she feared her older sister Kourtney, 41, would return and ‘find [her] dead’ in their room at the Hôtel de Pourtalès in Paris, France



‘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,’ recalled Kim tearfully.’ 


She claimed that a gun was pointed directly at her as thoughts regarding the fate of her sister’s safety flooded her brain.


Kim and Kourtney traveled to Paris, France together in October of 2016 to attend Paris Fashion Week.


The KKW Beauty founder noted that Kourtney had ‘packed all [of Kim’s] jewelry’ for the trip, which was something she had ‘never done before.’ 


Kim explained that on the evening of the robbery Kourtney left their hotel with the sisters’ sole bodyguard, which meant Kim was completely alone in their suite.


Then around three o’clock in the morning, Kardashian remembered hearing ‘stomping up the stairs’ that sounded as if a group of people were inching closer and closer to her room. 


Emotional: ‘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,’ recalled Kim tearfully during an appearance on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman



Thinking of her: She claimed that a gun was pointed directly at her as thoughts regarding the fate of her sister’s safety flooded her brain; Kourtney pictured in 2019



Kim told David Letterman, 73, that something about the noise made her instantly feel as though ‘someone was there to get [her],’ so she decided to dial for help.


Then, to the KUWTK star’s horror, a gang of intruders violently made their way into her hotel room and specifically demanded that she fork over a ring husband Kanye West, 43, had purchased for her. 


As she continued to recall the terrifying event for Letterman, Kim broke down in tears.


She explained that, at the time of the robbery, she was only wearing a robe and one of the intruders aggressively ‘grabbed her.’  


Alone: Kim explained that on the evening of the robbery Kourtney left their hotel with the sisters’ sole bodyguard, which meant Kim was completely alone in their suite; Journalists work as police officers stand guard outside Kim’s hotel in Paris, France in 2016



Unsuspecting: Kim and Kourtney traveled to Paris, France together in October of 2016 to attend Paris Fashion Week; Kim pictured ONE DAY before the robbery in Paris in October of 2016



‘I was like, ‘OK, this is the time I’m gonna get raped. Like deal, this is gonna happen, just prepare yourself,” recalled Kim to Letterman.


‘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.’


Thankfully, no one was physically harmed during the course of the robbery, but Kim said the entire experience made her ‘really paranoid’ for a year’s time.


She would have ‘half a dozen’ security guards posted up about her Calabasas home at all times.


Intuition: Then around three o’clock in the morning, Kardashian remembered hearing ‘stomping up the stairs’ that sounded as if a group of people were inching closer and closer to her room.



Horror: Then, to the KUWTK star’s horror, a gang of intruders violently made their way into her hotel room and specifically demanded that she fork over a ring husband Kanye West, 43, had purchased for her



The assailants were, eventually, arrested in January of 2017 and Kim learned that they were watching her every move ‘for two years leading up until this moment.’


She alleged that the robbers had attempted to rob her on prior occasions, but their plans were thwarted due to the presence of Kim’s husband Kanye.  


‘I didn’t know that they had someone at the elevators, someone at the front, someone that moved the camera, someone that broke the door, someone in the getaway car.


‘There was a whole team of people that had planned this,’ she concluded.





Paranoia: Thankfully, no one was physically harmed during the course of the robbery, but Kim said the entire experience made her ‘really paranoid’ for a year’s time



After rehashing the robbery, Letterman encouraged Kim to open up about seeking the help of Trump to pardon former federal prisoner Alice Marie Johnson.


Johnson had been imprisoned for two decades, after she was ordered to serve a life sentence for a non-violent criminal offense.   


‘Trust me, everyone called me and said, “Don’t you dare step foot in that White House or your reputation is done,”‘ claimed Kim as per the Daily Beast. ‘And I said, “I have to step foot in there or these people’s lives don’t have a chance.”‘


Kim hopes that ‘for the next multiple administrations’ she will be ‘working with the White House, helping them with clemencies.’ 


Explain that: After rehashing the robbery, Letterman encouraged Kim to open up about seeking the help of the Trump administration to pardon former federal prisoner Alice Marie Johnson in 2018



Had to do it: ‘Trust me, everyone called me and said, “Don’t you dare step foot in that White House or your reputation is done,”‘ claimed Kim as per the Daily Beast. ‘And I said, “I have to step foot in there or these people’s lives don’t have a chance”‘; Donald Trump and Kim pictured in 2019



David noted that, unlike Trump, Kim’s ‘good work is overwhelming’ 


‘It’s a positive force that diminishes what I consider to be unacceptable behavior by the president,’ he added.

Kim expertly avoided having to critique the current president of the United States, but she was willing to listen to David’s perspective on the Trump administration.  


He asked Kardashian: ‘But do you feel that what is being done on behalf of sentencing reform now via this current administration in any way allows the balance of democracy back in a corridor of viability?’


Nothing to say: Kim expertly avoided having to critique the current president of the United States, but she was willing to listen to David’s perspective on the Trump administration



Not cutting it: ‘I’m grateful for what you’re doing, but it doesn’t make me feel any better about the current administration,’ explained David. Something Kim said she totally ‘understands’



To which Kim replied with a smile: ‘Well, I have no idea what you just said.’ 


‘I’m grateful for what you’re doing, but it doesn’t make me feel any better about the current administration,’ explained David. Something Kim said she totally ‘understands.’ 


Though she did go on to express that she is ‘extremely grateful’ for the current administration’s part in working towards criminal justice reform. 


As for who Kim will be voting for in the upcoming presidential election, the mogul coyly replied: ”I know who I’m voting for.’


Grateful: Kim went on to express that she is ‘extremely grateful’ for the current administration’s part in working towards criminal justice reform; Kim and Trump pictured in 2019