EXCLUSIVE: 'It's no surprise - with the way Kim flaunts her riches.' Kim's ex-bodyguard warns it's time for the reality star to withdraw from social media – and claims '100 per cent it's an inside job'
- Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint in armed robbery at Paris apartment
- Her bodyguard Pascal Duvier was protecting Kim's sisters on Sunday night
- Star's ex-bodyguard Steve Stanulis said he believes it's an 'inside job'
- He warned world-famous celebrity she should withdraw from social media
Kim Kardashian's former bodyguard has said he believes the terrifying armed robbery at the star's Paris apartment was '100 per cent an inside job'.
Steve Stanulis, 42, warned the world-famous celebrity that she should withdraw from social media and stop flaunting her riches to help ensure her safety.
He slammed Kim's security team for leaving her unguarded after she showed off a 20-carat emerald-cut ring worth $4.5million (£3.5 million) on social media.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Stanulis said: 'As the facts keep coming out and the more stuff unwinds, 100 per cent it's an inside job.
Kim Kardashian's former bodyguard Steve Stanulis, 42, slammed Kim Kardashian's security team, including her head of security Pascal Duvier (shown) for leaving her unguarded
'They went to an exclusive place, with exclusive entrances, they knew exactly where to go, where to find the jewellery.
'Security was out with the sisters and Kim had been showing all the jewellery on Snapchat. It's a perfect storm to get robbed.'
Five masked men dressed in clothes with police markings burst into Kim's luxury apartment in the early hours of Monday morning and held her at gunpoint.
They bound her wrists and ankles with zip ties and left her in a bathtub before stealing more than $11million worth of jewelry.
The gang of robbers had been able to enter the exclusive l'Hotel de Pourtalès after the concierge mistook them for police and let them in.
Stanulis, a former NYPD officer of Staten Island, said Kim's head of security, Pascal Duvier, should have made sure the star had armed security.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain , Stanulis (shown) said: 'As the facts keep coming out and the more stuff unwinds, 100 per cent it's an inside job.
Kim reunited with Kanye in NY - flanked by security - after fleeing Paris on private jet
If you've got it flaunt it - and kim has on social media. Just an hour or so before the robbery, Kim posted a video on Snapchat that showed her wearing the engagement ring (left). On the right she showed of her Cartier bracelets
'Should there have been an armed security, absolutely,' he said.
'If you have a multi-million dollar ring and you're sporting it on Snapchat, how much does it cost to get an off-duty or retired police officer, who is trained and you could have prevented this from happening.
'As a former police officer, it would have taken me two minutes to realise those guys were not real police officers.'
'The stones on her fingers are worth maybe $10m and they try and save on their security,' he told DailyMail.com.
'For $300 a day they could have a fully trained former police officer with them. That is peanuts to people with their kind of wealth.'
But Mr Stanulis, who has worked for both Kim and her husband Kanye West, said Mr Duvier would have been restricted by his employers.
The head security guard was busy looking after Kim's sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, when she was robbed.
'He was probably told that's what he had to do, I don't think that was his choice,' Stanulis said.
'Knowing them, you don't tell Kim or Kanye what you think you should do. You're told what to do and you go from there.
'He doesn't have the ability to say: 'No, I'm not going to go with you, I'm going to stay with Kim'.'
He insisted that Kim, who has 48 million Twitter followers, and Kanye have to 'totally' review their security strategy.
Mr Duvier was busy looking after Kim's sisters, Kourtney Kardashian (pictured) and Kendall Jenner, when the star was robbed
Stanulis was fired in May after Kanye reportedly flew into a jealous rage after he ‘chatted up’ his wife while on duty for them in New York
'I saw this happening. It just had to with the way Kim flaunts her riches and her diamonds.
‘She has nearly 50 million people( on Twitter) who at any moment and on any day know where she is.
‘And then she shows them this mighty great expensive rock on her hand a few hours before and she invites trouble.
‘She could fall prey to stalkers, crazy fans or criminals like this weekend at any time and she and Kanye now have to take this as a warning.
‘There are a lot of crazies in the US and I suppose around the world and they cannot afford to take chances.
‘I would compare Kim’s status as one of the most recognizable women in the world to that of Princess Diana.
‘Where ever she goes she has the paparazzi and the fans outside and following her.
‘Last week she nearly got attacked by somebody who lunged at her. That should have been a huge warning for them.’
Stanulis said he believed police would work on solving the robbery by beginning investigating whether the robbers had some inside help.
‘I have no criticism whatsoever of her bodyguard Pascal Duvier. He is a good guy and an honest guy. But he needs more back up.
Stanulis (left) performed NYPD duties by day and would dance to make extra cash at night. In 2015, he starred in the off-Broadway one-man show Sex & the Shield (pictured right is an advertisement for the show), about a former cop and stripper
This wasn't a scene of President Obama arriving into Town, this was the scene outside Kim's Airbnb Tribeca apt this morning, around 11am, following her robbery in Paris, about 30 bodyguards and 11 cars were sitting outside the building
‘If I was Kanye, I’d write a check today and take on six former NYPD officers who would protect them like no other.
‘I am an ex-cop and I am trained to see what other’s don’t see and if I had had my way, she would never have been left alone especially with her high profile on the internet.’
The bodyguard was fired in May this year after Kanye reportedly flew into a jealous rage after he ‘chatted up’ his wife while on duty for them in New York.
Stanulis denied the accusation, saying he was happily married and the proud father of three children.
He added: ‘Look, they had this coming to them. They do not respect the importance of security when you have a profile as strong as theirs.
‘When I worked for them Kanye would take off on his own in a cab and leave me behind to take another cab.
' It used to infuriate me as I wasn’t doing my job as well as I could have.
‘When he went out for dinner in a restaurant, I would sit on a separate table and he wouldn’t even offer me a glass of water.
‘That sums up his feelings for his security people.
‘It needs to change now before something worse happens.
‘Britain’s Princess Diana got rid of most of her security and look how her life ended.
‘Kim and Kanye live in the fast lane 24/7 and they either slow down and get the best security team around them every minute or they fade away and change their names and their appearances.
‘Everybody knows who they are and they flaunt themselves on the internet.
‘I can see that is their way of staying at the top of the game, but this robbery has shown they need the security taken to the top level now.’
The former Chippendale dancer has also minded for Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio and Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire.
He describes Kanye as ‘the most self-absorbed person’ he had ever met saying he has a huge air of self-importance.
He said he wished the couple well and hoped the Paris robbery would serves as a huge wake up call.
‘Those guys had guns man. They could have killed her or hurt her bad. Thank God she didn’t get injured or anything.
‘She can replace the jewels, but this should never happened. There should have been an armed guard with her at all times and outside her door.’
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