Since the news Kim Kardashian had been robbed at gunpoint in a Parisian hotel emerged yesterday, the internet has been engulfed with reports, opinions and claims — not all of them substantiated.
Many of the details of the incident, which happened while the US star was in the French capital for Paris Fashion Week, remain unclear. Yet social media is rife with speculation as to what has happened, why it happened, and who was responsible.
Here’s a quick guide to what’s fact and what’s (popular) fiction at this stage.
Here’s what we know
“Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room… by two armed masked men dressed as police officers,” a spokeswoman for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, Ina Treciokas, told CNN on Monday.
“She is badly shaken but physically unharmed.”
According to the French Interior Ministry, five men threatened the concierge of the private mansion, located in Paris' eighth arrondissement. His hands were then bound and he was forced to open the private apartment, after which two of the men gained access to Kardashian's room.
According to Reuters, they held a handgun to the 35-year-old's temple before tying her up. CNN also reports Kardashian was forced into a bathtub before having tape placed over her mouth and being locked in the bathroom.
The French Interior Ministry has stated the men stole two mobile phones and millions of dollars worth of jewellery, including a ring. Three of the men left on foot while two travelled on bicycles.
Kardashian returned to New York on Monday where she was reunited with husband Kanye West and their two children, North and Saint. West had ended a performance early upon hearing of his wife's ordeal, citing a "family emergency."
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has condemned the attack in a statement.