One of the people behind Kim Kardashian’s 2016 robbery in Paris has accused her of “throwing money away” by flaunting her wealth online.
In October 2016, at the Hotel De Pourtales in the French capital, Kim was held at gunpoint and robbed of about $10 million worth of jewelry. Younis Abbas spent 22 months in prison for his role in the crime, but was released early for health reasons, and he has now given an interview to VICE News in which he claimed Kim was careless because she regularly showed off her flash gems in Internet.
He said: “Because she threw the money away, I was there to take it and that was it. Guilty? No, I don’t care. I don’t care.”
Abbas, who was one of 12 people arrested for the theft, said he studied the star and discovered she regularly displayed Lorraine Schwartz’s $4 million engagement ring from ex Kanye West.
He added: “I went online and it’s true, I saw her jewelry, I saw her ring, I saw her showing it all over the place and we knew about it through social media … I saw one of her shows , where she threw her diamond into the pool in that episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I thought, “She has a lot of money. This woman doesn’t care.’
After the robbery, Kim admitted that she felt so scared that she hired bodyguards to protect her around the clock.
She also revealed that she no longer keeps valuables or money in her home.
Speaking on a special episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she explained: “I can’t sleep if I have jewelery in my safe or money or anything in my house. I just don’t live like that … As for jewelry, if I wear something, it’s borrowed. It’s fake.”
Kim also insisted the attack made her less materialistic, saying she used to “have to have the coolest car, the best wheels, the best outfit, and I thought that made me stupid. I thought it was made me.” “
The reality star then added: “The things I valued before this happened were really completely different from what I value now. It’s fun to dress up and all that, but like, things don’t make me.’