EXCLUSIVE: Kim Kardashian's personal bodyguard Pascal Duvier filed for company BANKRUPTCY ten weeks ago... with debts of €1MILLION
- Pascal Duvier lodged claim for company insolvency in hometown of Heidelberg, Germany, on July 22
- Claim relates to Duvier's ProtectSecurity firm, which has racked up total debts of €1,093,518
- Father-of-two Duvier has run the firm for 19 years and boasted of running security for a host of stars
- But lawyer tells MailOnline: 'There is so much debt. There are many claimants.'
- His company's previous clients include Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Will.i.am, the Pussycat Dolls, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Lana del Rey and Katy Perry.
Kim Kardashian's bodyguard filed for bankruptcy for his German security company ten weeks ago with debts of more than €1million, MailOnline can reveal.
Pascal Duvier, 43, who was in a nightclub when the star fell victim to a £8.5million heist as she slept alone in her Paris hotel, lodged a claim for company insolvency at Heidelberg administrative court on July 22 this year.
His German ProtectSecurity firm, which has run security for a host of stars from Kim's husband Kanye West to the Black Eyed Peas, has racked up debts totalling €1,093,518 (£961,296).
The insolvency lawyer on the case told MailOnline: 'There is so much debt. There are many claimants. I cannot say the exact number. Lots.'
Insolvency: Kim Kardashian's bodyguard Pascal Duvier, pictured above with Kim in Paris last weekend, filed for bankruptcy for his German security company ten weeks ago with debts of more than €1million
Shabby: Duvier was seen at his security business premises in Eppelheim, Germany, in recent weeks. A woman who runs a hairdressing salon on the mini-industrial estate said: 'He came here with his secretary but didn't stay long. Since then the blinds have been down and there has not been a soul here.'
Bankruptcy: Official documents obtained by MailOnline, above, reveal that Mr Duvier filed for insolvency for his ProtectSecurity firm on July 22 in his German hometown of Heidelberg
Debt: Duvier's ProtectSecurity firm, which has boasted of running security for a host of stars from Kim's husband Kanye West to the Black Eyed Peas, has racked up total debts of €1.093,518, 63
Too much debt: An insolvency lawyer appointed to Mr Duvier's case said the company owes lots of money. The premises where ProtectSecurity was registered, above, rent for less than £400 a month in south-east Germany
Reality TV star Kim, 35, was subjected to a terrifying ordeal in the early hours of Monday morning when five gunmen disguised as police officers and wearing ski masks to hide their faces bound and gagged her in the luxury Hotel de Pourtalès.
Mother-of-two Kim had been left alone in the suite while bodyguard Duvier went to high-end nightclub L'Arc with her sisters Kourtney and Kendall Jenner.
Bodyguard Duvier arrived at the flat two minutes after the gangsters escaped on bicycles with her £3.5million engagement ring - apparently after being alerted by a text message from Kim's best friend Simone Harouche.
Duvier, who has vowed to track down the attackers, has faced claims he left the star exposed by failing to secure the flat in his absence.
Kim has reportedly told friends that she does not blame him for the crime. There is no suggestion Duvier had any involvement or that he is under any suspicion.
Dapper: The selfie-loving German bodyguard has often shared images on social media after building his own online following thanks to his work with celebrities but has turned his account settings private in the wake of the attack
Show off strength: The burly bodyguard shared photos on his Instagram account of him attempting to lift huge objects
The 6-4' selfie-loving security guard has worked for Kanye West since 2012, and won acclaim just a week ago when he saved Kim from being grabbed by prankster Vitalii Sediuk in Paris.
On his LinkedIn profile, Duvier says: 'My goal as the Chairman of ProtectSecurity is build a security team around the protected person.'
He has apparently run the company for 19 years and his profile says he has lots of experience with high profile clients having worked for Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Will.i.am, the Pussycat Dolls, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Lana del Rey and Katy Perry.
The paperwork was lodged at the justice centre on the banks of the Neckar River at 8am on July 22.
The insolvency document for the case said the company's 'inability to pay and debts' meant that a lawyer was appointed by the court to examine all its finances.
The lawyer told MailOnline that normally an insolvency specialist is appointed to help try to rescue a failing business.
He said: 'There is so much debt. There are many claimants. I cannot say the exact number. Lots.'
Base: Although he travels the world, Duvier was previously registered to a modest tower block in Heidelberg in south-east Germany, above
Collapse: The insolvency paperwork states that the case should be settled through correspondence
'It was known to me that Herr Duvier is the bodyguard of Frau Kardashian.'
The insolvency paperwork further states that claimants who say the company owes them money had until September 16 to file their claims.
The document says that the case should be settled through correspondence, which would spare any court appearances.
Part of the insolvency lawyer's job will be to ascertain whether the company has any money in any other accounts, any assets not declared or anything else of value which could be used to pay the creditors.
The claims will be assessed initially on the 10th of October.
Duvier was last seen at his security business premises in Eppelheim in recent weeks.
A woman who runs a hairdressing salon on the mini-industrial estate said: 'He came here with his secretary but didn't stay long. Since then the blinds have been down and there has not been a soul here.'
The premises rent for less than £400 a month and are located next to various companies in offices separated by hardwood walls.
Educated in mathematics at Heidelberg University, Duvier spent time in his youth as a bouncer at discos and nightclubs in the famed academic city.
He went in the Bundeswehr to perform his mandatory military service when he was 18 in 1991. According to a friend who attended the same judo club as him, he signed on as a regular soldier for three more years.
The friend said: 'He liked the army. He went on to work at the NATO HQ in Heidelberg' - a facility which was shut down in 2013.
The court documents do not list who the company owes money to or how much in assets it still has.
The revelation that Duvier's firm has filed for insolvency will be a further blow, after the attack on his star client.
Take down: Kim declared 'Pascal's a G! He's the best bodyguard in town' after he saved her from being grabbed by prankster Vitalii Sediuk in Paris
Concerned: Duvier posted throwback photos on Twitter of a time Kim got swamped by fans and paparazzi and said 'this make me angry'
On October 2 - hours before the raid on Kim's apartment - he wrote: 'You don't become a bodyguard over night. It's a job with dedication, responsibility and passion.'
Following the robbery, a source told Us magazine: 'Kim is not blaming Pascal. She felt completely safe at the Paris apartment and doesn't believe this is his fault in any way,' they said.
Kim was sleeping alone in just a robe when she heard the robbers running upstairs around 2.30am Monday.
She feared she would be raped as her wrists were bound with plastic ties, and pleaded with her attackers: 'Please don't kill me! I have children'.
After managing to wriggle free, she apparently fled to the balcony in the nine-flat block and screamed for help.
Within two minutes Duvier was on the scene, according to accounts from the Kardashians.
Two days on, police in the French capital do not appear to be close to solving the robbery.
Kim and her best friend, the stylist Simone Harouche, were left by themselves in an apartment in Paris before the raid
A source in Paris has said: 'Forensic enquiries have also been carried out, but as yet there is no useful DNA evidence.'
Investigators said Ms Kardashian and her stylist Ms Harouche, who was also in the flat at the time, had provided brief statements before returning to the USA within hours of the crime.
The only other confirmed witness is an unnamed porter who is said to have been tied up and gagged and left in the stairwell.
Detectives have already confirmed that there was no CCTV camera inside or directly outside the block, where flats rent for up to £8000-a-week. But an American linked to of Bel Ange ('Beautiful Angel'), a nail salon close to Ms Kardashian's home, said film of the gang running away is indeed available.
MailOnline has requested comment from Pascal Duvier through the Kardashians' PR.
His sister told MailOnline the claims were 'false' but when told there were public documents she added: 'You have to speak to him. This is private. My brother will meet all his debts.'
It has since been revealed that there were no CCTV cameras either inside or directly outside the luxury apartment, above, where Kim was staying with £8.5million worth of jewels
One of the luxurious main rooms in the complex where Kim Kardashian had millions of dollars worth of jewellery stolen by five armed masked men dressed as police officers
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