New details are emerging from Kim Kardashian’s frightful robbery in her Paris hotel room.
Earlier today, E! News learned what the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star endured when two masked men dressed as police officers held her up at gunpoint.
A source shared that the reality star was gagged and bound at her hands and feet, then handcuffed and held at gunpoint. The robbers later wrapped Kim’s mouth in tape and put her in the bathtub.
For those curious to learn how Kim was able to get help and escape any danger once the robbers left, we have some answers.
E! News can confirm Kim’s close friend and stylist Simone Harouche was inside the Paris space at the time of the robbery. After hearing the commotion, Simone locked herself in a downstairs bathroom.
“Simone texted [Kim’s bodyguard] Pascal Duvier and Kourtney Kardashian,” our source shared. “She couldn’t dial 911 from her phone.”
Once the robbers left about five minutes later, Kim ran to Simone with duct tape on her legs and then told Simone to jump off the balcony to get free.
Ultimately, they were rescued when security and police arrived allowing Kim to give a statement and share her story before flying back to the East Coast. Simone, meanwhile, is back in Los Angeles after the scary ordeal.
With Kim back in the United States, the reality star is receiving support from friends both in person and online.
Kanye West, Kris Jenner, La La Anthony and Jonathan Cheban have all been spotted at her New York City apartment today while James Corden is speaking out on Twitter.
“People making jokes about @KimKardashian tonight would do well to remember that she’s a mother, a daughter, a wife, a friend,” he wrote. “Be nice or shut up.”
On Monday morning E! released a statement that stated: “All of us at E! are incredibly thankful that Kim Kardashian West is safe, and we send her and her family our love and support. Keeping Up with the Kardashians was not filming at the time of the robbery. Our focus right now is entirely on Kim’s well-being.”
TMZ was first to report Simone’s location.