Kim Kardashian’s former bodyguard has spoken out since the reality star was robbed at gun point, and he is sure it was “100% an inside job”.
The reality star was left “badly shaken” when men dressed as police officers broke into her apartment in Paris, stealing $14 million in jewellery and two smartphones, whilst husband Kanye West was performing in New York.
The robbers entered the apartment after threatening the night guard of the hotel with a hand gun and then restraining him.
They then zip-tied Kim’s hands with handcuffs, duct-taped her mouth and ankles and dumped her in the bathtub.
Now Kim’s ex-bodyguard Steve Stanulis revealed to Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that it “was an inside job.”
Steve stressed: “As the facts are coming out, the more it’s 100% an inside job. They went to this exclusive place, knew exactly where to go to find jewellery.
“Unfortunately, they only had one of the two security with them. But showing jewellery off on social media, it’s the perfect time to get robbed.”
Various question marks have also been raised since it was reported Kim’s current bodyguard Pascale was with other members of the family, while Kim was left alone in her bedroom – which was full of jewellery.
Piers fumed: “He sounds like the epitome of what a security guard shouldn’t be.
“He’s been boasting since the attack, and we watched him with that prankster in Paris and he didn’t get there. Knowing she’s already been attacked once, how can that constitute good security?”
Steve hit back: “He’s working for the whole family so he doesn’t have the ability to decide, ‘I am going to be with Kim’. It wasn’t his choice.'”
But Piers was not giving up, he said: “The bottom line is, if you’re head of security on foreign soil in a city like Paris, she’s a massive target for any massive fan and loaded with expensive jewellery – why wouldn’t you make sure someone was outside the apartment block?”
He’s got a point…
Steve also told The New York Post that the robbery was a long time coming and reiterated the fact that someone else has to be in on it.
He said: “This was a crime waiting to happen, Kim is lucky to be alive.
“I would say it’s either an inside job or publicity stunt. That hotel is so secure, somebody must have tipped them off that she was alone inside, or shown them a way in.”
Steve – who was sacked by Kanye for allegedly getting too close to his wife – said the Kardashians don’t take their security as seriously as they should.
He continued: “When I worked with them, Kanye would ask me to walk ten feet behind him, which makes it so hard for anyone working their security to do anything if someone lunges at them.
“There was numerous times he’d try to ditch his security. He’d jump in a car and tell me to take a taxi.”
“They need to pay for an armed security guard. She almost got killed at gunpoint, because she didn’t want to pay for an extra armed and well-trained person.
“It takes one minute of dialogue to figure out if someone really is a cop, they should not have got in the building.
“Sadly, the only person to blame for this incident is Kim Kardashian. She has tens of millions of dollars of jewellery, but she can’t pay for an armed body guard to protect her?
“The fact that five days ago someone broke through her security chain and tried to grab her, then this happened, shows her security is not strong enough, and this should be a wake-up call.”
He also added that Kim brought this robbery on herself: “Kim’s social media and her Snapchat is her undoing. When she is posting, ‘Here I am, and this is my $5 million ring I am wearing, here’s where I am going’, you are basically inviting someone to rob you.”