Kim Kardashian's trip abroad for Paris Fashion Week took a terrible turn for the worse when she was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room late Sunday night. Two masked men gained entry to her room and bound her hands and feet before throwing her in the bathtub and making off with millions of dollars worth of jewelry.
But how was Kim able to call for help after the robbers left?
"[Kim] was tied up, and gagged with duct tape wrapped around her head," a source close to Kim told People. "They put plastic ties around her wrists but she managed to squeeze her hands out of the wrist ties by wriggling her hands."
"She was hysterical but not screaming as she knew she had to keep quiet to survive," they continued.
Once the robbers had left, Kim ran to the balcony, still with duct tape on her legs, and screamed for help. Luckily, she was heard by her stylist and close friend Simone Harouche, who had locked herself in the downstairs bathroom when it became clear something terrible was happening. Simone had already texted Kim's bodyguard (as well as her sister, Kourtney Kardashian), and he arrived mere minutes after the robbers fled. Security and police officers showed up next, and Kim gave her statement to police before leaving Paris on a private jet to head back to the east coast.
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