- One of the men who robbed Kim Kardashian in Paris in 2016 said he doesn’t feel “guilty.”
- Yunis Abbas told Vice that Kardashian was “throwing money away” and he was there to “collect it.”
- Abbas said that he knew that Kardashian “must have been traumatized” by the incident.
One of the men who participated in asaid that he doesn’t feel “guilty” about the incident years later, saying that she was “throwing money away” and he was “there to collect it.”
Yunis Abbas, who(which translates to “I kidnapped Kim Kardashian” in French) under the name Yunice Abbas in 2021, in which five men, including Abbas, robbed her at gunpoint in a hotel room in Paris, tying her up and taking nearly $11 million in jewelry,
Abbas told Vice that he wasn’t particularly aware of who Kardashian was prior to the robbery, knowing her primarily as the then-wife of Ye, the rapper previously known as Kanye West.
“I saw one of her shows where she threw her diamond in the pool in that episode of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians,'” Abbas said, presumably referencing the“I thought, ‘She’s got a lot of money. This lady doesn’t care at all.”
In November 2021,that 12 people had been indicted in connection with the incident. , Abbas was released from jail pending trial for health reasons.
When Vice’s Tir Dhondy asked Abbas if he felt guilty about the incident, he said that he didn’t.
“Since she was throwing money away, I was there to collect it, and that was that,” he said. “Guilty? No, I don’t care. I don’t care.”
in a 2020 interview with David Letterman on his Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” During the interview, she said that , and that despite a “little cry session” onstage she was “totally fine.”
Abbas told Vice that he knew that.
“You don’t come out of it unscathed,” he said. “We didn’t expect this. Of course, she must have been traumatized. I don’t doubt it.”