Hollywood is stunned today by news of Kim Kardashian's robbery in Paris. The reality star was reportedly robbed at gunpoint by suspects posing as police officers. They made off with a jewelry box containing $6.7 million worth of jewelry and a ring worth $4 million, among other valuables. Despite having Presidential-level security and bodyguards, celebrities are often the targets of financially-driven crimes. Here are seven stars who, like Kim, were also victims.
There was once a time that Lindsay Lohan was the It Girl of Hollywood. The Mean Girls star was targeted by the Bling Ring, a group of wannabe famous teens who broke into the homes of celebrities in 2008 through 2009. The ring allegedly stole around $130,000 worth of clothes and jewelry from Lindsay's Hollywood Hills home. They were caught in the act on surveillance cameras.
One of the most infamous attacks in hip-hop was the 1994 robbery of Tupac Shakur. The rap legend was robbed at Quad Studios in New York City and shot five times. Pac survived but deemed the incident to be a hit, which inflamed the East Coast versus West Coast rap beef.
In 2012, Justin Bieber claimed that his laptop (which probably housed some important music and selfies) was stolen. Although the leaked footage, which just so happened to be a music video, seemed like a publicity stunt, his rep maintained that it was a burglary and not a hoax.
Watch the company that you keep. Chris Brown learned this lesson when his close friends were reportedly implicated in a home invasion at his mansion. Although the singer was not home, his aunt was held hostage in a closet.
2 Chainz is known for having expensive tastes. The rapper was robbed - on camera - in San Francisco at gunpoint in 2013. His bodyguard said the rapper initially thought it was all a joke. Luckily, neither Chainz or anyone in his crew was seriously hurt.
Oprah is one of the most recognized faces on the planet. Still, some genius thought it would be a great idea to steal her identity. Hacker Abraham Abdallah infiltrated the accounts of powerful notables like Oprah, Ted Turner and Michael Bloomberg with the intent of stealing their money.
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