If Kim Kardashian West was worried about having to fly to Paris to confront the people who allegedly robbed her at gunpoint, she can rest assured: According to French law, the legal proceedings surrounding the high-priced heist can take place right here in the United States — and a judge will come to her.
As TMZ reports, the French legal system does not require crime victims to confront the alleged perpetrators in a courtroom setting; the judge conducts interviews privately and separately. In some cases, a judge will travel extended distances to interview victims. According to TMZ, Kardashian’s case appears to fit that criteria.
Earlier this week, 17 people were taken into custody during an early morning police raid in connection to the October armed robbery, though only one — a 63-year-old man by the name of Yunice A. — has been officially charged so far. On Wednesday, a French network reported that “several” of those apprehended had confessed to being involved. Kardashian West’s Paris chauffeur, who she hired through a luxury car service, was one of the people taken into custody, but he has been released without being charged.
The alleged thieves reportedly made off with nearly $10 million in jewelry. The suspects allegedly put a gun on Kardashian West after startling her during the night in a private Paris residence where she was staying, and tied her up in a bathroom as they fled. The jewels have not been recovered.
Kardashian West is making her first public appearance since the ordeal this week: She flew to Dubai yesterday host a makeup masterclass.
Photo: Associated Press