French officials are finally taking Kim Kardashian West’s 2016 Paris burglary case to trial.
Two judges have indicted 12 individuals in connection with the robbery, according to a judiciary source, which happened in the French capital over five years ago.
On Oct. 3, 2016, nearly $10 million worth of jewelry was stolen after Kim was robbed at gunpoint by a group of masked men in her Paris hotel room. Reportedly, the gang had been plotting the robbery for two years leading up to the incident.
The defendants will reportedly be tried for robbery with a weapon committed in an organized gang, kidnapping and forcible confinement, or criminal association. Prosecutors involved with the case have not identified who was charged and for which alleged crimes, per the insider.
Last October in a sit-down conversation with David Letterman, Kim recalled the robbery, which she described as “seven or eight minutes of torture.”
“They brought in the concierge from downstairs, handcuffed, with a gun up to him,” she claimed, describing the five masked men she said broke into her room. “They were yelling at me in French, and I just sat up.”
“He grabbed me, and pulled me towards him. But I wasn’t wearing anything underneath [my bathrobe],” she said through tears. “So I was like, ‘OK, this is the time, I’m going to get raped. Just deal, like, it’s gonna happen.’ You know, like just prepare yourself.”
“But then he tied me up, with handcuffs and then zip ties, and duct tape. And then duct-taped my mouth, and then my eyes,” she went on.
“Before he duct-taped my eyes — because that was the last thing — I saw he found my whole jewelry box and held it up,” Kim said.
“I kept on looking at the concierge because I didn’t know who he was, and I’m like, ‘What is happening? Are we gonna die?’” she said. “‘Just tell them I have children, like I have babies, I have a husband, I have a family… I have to get home.’”
“I saw him have a gun [held] out to me, and I was like ‘OK, this is it,’” she recalled. “And I just kept thinking about Kourtney. I kept on thinking, 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 if she sees me.”
And while Kim was not injured or physically abused during the incident, but was left battling anxiety attacks from the traumatic incident.
Reportedly, the intruders had been plotting the burglary for years leading up to the attack, and the ringleader has since revealed in court documents that Kim’s social media usage aided them in a massive way.
Immediately after the incident, Kim went into hiding. And three months later, she had a new lense on life.
In Kim’s first interview after the robbery in April 2017, Kim shared with Ellen DeGeneres how the trauma impacted her life from that point on.
“I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me,” she began. “I am such a different person.”
“Things happen in your life to teach you things,” she said “I was definitely materialistic before, and not that there’s anything bad with having things and working hard to get those things,” Kim said. “But I’m so happy that my kids get this me, and that this is who I am raising my kids as.”
“I just don’t care about that stuff anymore,” she went on. “I don’t care to show off the way that I used to.”
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