Kim Kardashian
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American reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, who returned to New York after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris, feared for her life and thought the masked men would rape her. On Monday, five masked men robbed the reality TV star at gunpoint.

Kim was reportedly lying on her bed wearing a bathrobe when the masked men attacked her. The masked men, who entered her room wearing a police hat, tied her hands with plastic zip before she could call her bodyguard. They duck-taped her and one of the men grabbed her ankle before taking her into the bathroom.  

"She thought there was going to be a sexual assault or that she was going to be killed in the bathroom. They did not speak English. Kim was hysterically crying, begging for her life, telling them about her babies," a source told Us Weekly.

"In her head, at that minute in the bathroom, she thought her life was over," the source said. "There was a gun on her the whole time. She was begging them not to kill her."

"After they left she was able to wiggle her hands out of the tie and then she was able to get the rest of the stuff off of her," the insider said. "She definitely thought she was going to be raped and murdered. She feared rape — she was basically naked."

The masked men took off jewellery estimated to be worth $10 million with them on Monday. She was attacked at a luxury residence at around 3 am Paris time on Monday. Kim was in Paris along with her mother Kris Jenner and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. She left Paris on Monday in a private jet.

Her rep confirmed that she was robbed at gunpoint, but also maintained that the Keeping Up with the Kardashian star is safe. "Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening, by two armed masked men dressed as police officers. She is badly shaken but physically unharmed," her spokesperson Ina Treciokas told CNN.