Kim Kardashian West, once the reigning queen of social media, has been laying low since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris earlier this month. She has yet to return to her app or her website, but her right-hand woman has finally swooped in with a reassuring update about “Keeks.”
Stephanie Sheppard, Kim’s assistant and a longtime family friend, posted a handwritten note on Kim’s website last night (October 17), reading, “So you may have noticed we haven’t updated the app in a couple weeks. Keeks is taking some much needed time off.”
Sheppard further revealed that some of Kim’s family members and friends will contribute exclusive content for her website and app, so updates will be coming soon.
“Thank you so much for your support for my girl,” she continued. “Love you mean it!”
As previously reported, Kim was held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room on October 2, and was robbed of $10 million worth of jewelry. Her sister, Khloe, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week and said Kim’s “not doing that well,” and that the experience was a “wake-up call” for the family to make some adjustments to their public personas.
Meanwhile, the concierge at the Paris hotel where the robbery took place has also broken his silence. In an interview with The Daily Mail published this morning, the man, who’s only identified as Abdulrahman, blames the hotel’s lack of security for the incident. He claims he warned his bosses about the building’s lax security codes back in 2010, but six years later, there were no functioning security cameras and only one guard on duty.
“There was no real security at all. It’s a choice,” Abdulrahman said. “The hotel doesn’t mind about security. We told them year and years before, you have to make a camera, you have to put [in place] a security process, about keys. Nothing was locked, there was no proper security there.”
Abdulrahman — who was forced with a gun to allow the robbers into Kim’s residence on the night of the incident — also revealed that the security code for the hotel’s front door hadn’t been changed in six years, so “everyone knew it.”
Hopefully his revelations will inspire a “wake-up call” as well.