Kim Kardashian, Kanye fire top security guard: report
Kim Kardashian attends the Valentino show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on July 9, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have let go of their main bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, following the reality star’s armed robbery ordeal in Paris, France a month ago.
Multiple sources tell news show Entertainment Tonight the 43-year-old’s departure is part of a security shake-up following the incident, during which Kim was bound and gagged in the bathroom of her apartment.
Duvier has been by Kim’s side since 2013, and with Kanye since 2012, and both valued his security advice and service.
After protecting Kardashian from a bum-pinching prankster in Paris days before her robbery ordeal, Kim praised the minder by calling him a “G (gangster)” on social media.
Duvier was taking care of her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner elsewhere in the city as they enjoyed a night out when thugs raided Kim’s Paris pad.
“Pascal, along with a couple other security members of their team, were recently let go by Kim and Kanye,” a source tells Entertainment Tonight. “It’s a pretty tough situation overall and they love Pascal, but they couldn’t take any more chances.
“Kim and Kanye are reassessing their security detail now. Kanye is freaking out - this really threw him for a loop. There will be a lot of things that change now in terms of security, especially with the children.”
But the hotel concierge who was held at gunpoint alongside Kim recently insisted there was little Duvier would have been able to do if he was with Kim when she was attacked.
“They have guns, you can’t move,” he told ET last month. “He can’t do anything. He can’t.”
The staff member also revealed that a call from Duvier may have ended the robbery abruptly.
“When her (Kim’s) phone rang, I take it and saw Pascal - the name of the bodyguard - and I told the guy, ‘You know who is calling now? He is her bodyguard, and if she didn’t answer him now, he will come with police (sic)’.”
Duvier won’t be short of high-profile clients for long - his past celebrity roster includes Ciara, David Guetta and Frank Ocean.