Kim & Kanye Reportedly Fire Longtime Bodyguard Following Paris Robbery
Kim Kardashian-West is cleaning house. The reality star along with her husband Kanye has reportedly decided to fire their security, including longtime bodyguard Pascal Duvier.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Duvier and other members were let go over the events that transpired last month. Kardashian, 35, was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room by five men who got away with cellphones, wallets and over $10 million in jewelry. “Pascal, along with a couple other security members of their team, were recently let go by Kim and Kanye,” the source said. “It’s a pretty tough situation overall, and they love Pascal, but they couldn’t take any more chances.”
Duvier has worked with the couple since 2013 after serving as Kanye’s bodyguard in 2012. At the time of the robbery, Duvier was working less than two miles away with sisters Kourtney and Kendall for their appearance at a nightclub. The father of two has made headlines for his power moves on those who have gotten a little too close for comfort towards Kim.
Just before the robbery, Duvier tackled prankster Vitalii Sediuk, for touching the reality star. He also pulled her away from Sediuk in 2014, foiling his plan to prank Kim during Paris Fashion Week.
Last week, Duvier responded to The Daily Mail’s Piers Morgan for his criticism of his actions after the robbery. “I was able to figure out a system to utilize the social media platform for my line of work,” he said about popular social media following. “Don’t you think, if I would be a media junky or think I am as much as a public figure as the people that hire me, I wouldn’t have used the opportunity to use the current media mayhem about me, to get even more exposure out of it[?] The reason why I deleted all previous posts was to protect my kids from harassment through the media and the public that reads your type of articles and actually are brainless enough to believe it. Any question you have feel free to ask me, instead of assuming.”
Duvier hasn’t commented on the recent news, but a source says he’s staying busy. “He’s moving on,” the source said. “He will be working with Fergie for her upcoming shows when her album drops.” Kim is set to make her first official appearance in Dubai for a makeup tutorial with makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic on Jan. 13.