Kim Kardashian, a year after the robbery that changed her life

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October 3, 2016 will be an unforgettable day in the life of Kim Kardashian. Her life changed forever in Paris. After witnessing the fashion shows of Balenciaga and Givenchy, came the nightmare. At night five men burst into the apartment where she was staying in the French capital and was tied, gagged and stolen at gunpoint. The five assailants, dressed as police officers, stole jewelry valued at 10 million dollars. She told months later in her reality show The Kardashian, while the criminals were checking their belongings, she was taken to the bathtub and tied up. When they left the compound, she managed to free her hands and screamed for help after fearing even for her life. The French police arrived and hours later Kardashian was already in a private jet to New York.

The assault was carried by all the magazines of the heart and of the press and international news. Even François Hollande became interested in the millionaire theft. People from the television star circle and businesswoman pointed out to various US media that the French president was "personally involved in the investigation" and that he "had committed to provide additional security the next time Kardashian traveled to France". The police investigation opened immediately and the celebrity famous for its overexposure in social networks was self-imposed leave them for a few months. He also decided to cancel all public appearances.

Her first interview was given to Ellen DeGeneres in April-five months after the incident. In it he revealed some details of that night, as he heard people running up the stairs and thought that it was her sister Kourtney and a friend who "came home drunk." He said that when he realized what was happening, he feared the worst. "Automatically, my stomach became knotted to me. It's a feeling I can not explain," he said. "I prayed and I thought, 'I know that I will go to heaven. I hope my children and my husband are well.' Although she does not know for sure how long the assailants were there, she estimates they were "about seven or eight minutes of torture."

What the criminals did not know was that the residence also included Simone Harouche, a friend of Kim's. It was she who hid in another room called the bodyguards of rapper Kanye West's wife, who were not in Paris, and her sister, who had traveled to the French capital for Fashion Week.

A policeman entering Kardashian's apartment in Paris, Michel EulerAP Although during the program of DeGeneres extended and ventured, it was not until an episode of the reality show of her family that Kim Kardashian, 36, told of tears more details of that night. In the program revealed that when he realized what was happening he thought "I have a second to make this decision fast. Will I run down the stairs, but could they shoot me in the back? It affects me so much to think about it. " He also thought that if he ran out of the elevator, it might not open in time. "There is no way out." That night, the thieves, using the concierge as an interpreter, stole, among other things, the engagement ring from Kanye West, valued at four million dollars.

According to her own story, during the robbery he thought they would rape her. "He threw me to him in front of the bed and I thought, 'Okay, this is the time when they will rape me. I prepared myself completely mentally, but they did not do it." It all happened "very fast," he told Ellen DeGeneres. "Now when I remember it I started to think that it could have been much worse, so I do not want to sound like I'm not grateful. I left, I'm home, I'm sure, I'm a better person, everything is better."

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A policeman entering Kardashian's apartment in Paris, Michel EulerAP
Although during the program of DeGeneres extended and ventured, it was not until an episode of the reality show of her family that Kim Kardashian, 36, told of tears more details of that night. In the program revealed that when he realized what was happening he thought "I have a second to make this decision fast. Will I run down the stairs, but could they shoot me in the back? It affects me so much to think about it. " He also thought that if he ran out of the elevator, it might not open in time. "There is no way out." That night, the thieves, using the concierge as an interpreter, stole, among other things, the engagement ring from Kanye West, valued at four million dollars.

According to her own story, during the robbery he thought they would rape her. "He threw me to him in front of the bed and I thought, 'Okay, this is the time when they will rape me. I prepared myself completely mentally, but they did not do it." It all happened "very fast," he told Ellen DeGeneres. "Now when I remember it I started to think that it could have been much worse, so I do not want to sound like I'm not grateful. I left, I'm home, I'm sure, I'm a better person, everything is better."

The videos of the Parisian residence and the cameras of nearby establishments showed that the assailants fled the scene by bicycle and running. In January of this year the police detained 17 people between the ages of 23 and 73 years. All of them questioned. Although only five were imputed. "I honestly never thought they would catch thieves," she admitted in Las Kardashian. "I did not realize how diligent the French police were and all the work they were actually doing," he acknowledged.

In February of this year he spent eight hours testifying before the French authorities in a hotel in New York. "You have to be very slow and remember all night, second to second, and that was really difficult," he told her mother. During her testimony, Kim saw the photos of everyone involved. "Only by her stature and her complexion could I say who of the group was with me in the room," he said. "It was very interesting to hear their story and it was very similar to mine." Of course, there were some things they did not say to get less charges, but they were very honest and yes, most of the story said exactly how it happened. how they had been following me and how they tried to rob me the last time I was in Paris, but they could not because my husband was with me "

Since then, the businesswoman has not only increased her security equipment, she has also started to take a more firm stance on gun control. This year during the National Awareness Day on Armed Violence, held on June 2 in the United States, he wrote a plea that was widely shared and applauded by her followers. "It's been 18 years since the Columbine incident, 10 years since Virginia, 4 years Newtown, and we're approaching the first anniversary of the shooting at an Orlando nightclub. the enactment of laws that help protect innocent Americans from people who should not have firearms. "At the moment, there are more weapons belonging to civilians in this country than in the rest of the world," he condemned. demonstrated now after the shooting happened in Las Vegas.

It has been a year of media theft and the celebrity has returned to share every second of her life in their networks and has returned to put the front of the family reality show, which turns 10 years. Only now he tries not to show off her jewelry, and he has not returned to Paris, where he celebrated the pre-wedding parties and did not miss a fashion week. Kim Kardashian has not been the same since that early morning.

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