The concierge who was working at the Paris hotel Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in has spoken out claiming for six years, he has complained about the horrible security and lack of safety the hotel has to offer.
Kim Kardashian was tied up, gagged and shoved in a bathtub in her Paris hotel apartment, while five masked robbers dressed as Paris police stole over $10 million worth of jewelry. Kim was asleep when the men broke in around 3:00 a.m. She was wearing nothing but her bathrobe when she heard footsteps coming up the stairs. Kim told authorities after the incident that she was “terrified she would be raped and/or killed.”
While it sounds like Kim had only lost money and jewelry, people neglect to realize the PTSD that comes along with an incident of this nature. When the mind is put through a traumatic experience, it acts in “fight or flight mode,” channeling anxieties and flashbacks that will haunt a person. It’s how the human brain works when we undergo severe stress and trauma.
A source close to the family told Entertainment Tonight that Kim gets very emotional thinking about the incident that happened. She is constantly replaying the moments where the men held a gun to her head and she had to plead with them to spare her life.
Now, an employee of the hotel is opening up that it is possible that the hotel is to blame for the unfortunate events that occurred.
The concierge who decided to speak out goes by the name of Abdulrahman, in fear that if he gives his full identity, he will be hurt. He spoke to Daily Mail, telling them that for six years, he has warned the hotel owners that the security is nonexistent.
“There was no real security at all. It’s a choice. The hotel doesn’t mind about security. We told them years and years before, you have to make a camera, you have to put [in place] a security process, about keys. Nothing was locked, there was no proper security there.”
‘I told the hotel years ago, you need better security and they didn’t mind. If you look at that big door, it wasn’t locked, it was open. We talked about it and nobody cared. The code of the door was never changed and everybody knew it.
He then discussed the actual incident of the Kim Kardashian robbery and how he felt afterwards. The concierge, like Kim, was tied up and held at gunpoint, forced to cooperate with the gang of thieves that entered the hotel that night. He said:
“Immediately afterwards, I was very angry, and the first one I blamed was the hotel. They are responsible, I think. And I still blame them now.”
‘I told them, look what you did! What I told you for six years? Security cameras and other things are meant for days like today, to prevent these things from happening. If you have good guards, electronic systems to lock the doors, it can be possible to secure the hotel. One day, someone might be killed. That is more important than a robbery of rocks and metal.’
Then, he went on to describe the exact evening in detail.
“I saw police [uniforms], the hats, also the police jackets, with reflective badges, like the police have. I told them to open it because it was open, and he asked with gestures, he made me come to open the door. So I came to open it and just when I opened it, he grabbed me and handcuffed me.”
In the first seconds, I thought they were policemen making an intervention. I told them, I’m working here, what is wrong? After that he questioned me, where is the security video? At that time, I said sh**, it’s a robbery.’
At first I looked at them and one got very angry. He asked me to put my head down and never look at him again. He repeated, never, never look at me, or I will kill you. I saw that two of them had guns, then I just looked down.’
According to authorities, the investigation into the Kim Kardashian robbery is still on going. It is one of the biggest non-fatality investigation crimes in France’s history.