Two incidents took place during Kim Kardashian West's recent trip to Paris for Fashion Week. First, highlighting the effectiveness of her personal security detail, Ms. Kardashian's personal escort thwarted the attempt by serial protestor/celebrity annoyer Vitalii Sediuk to plant a kiss on her posterior (click on the link below).
The second incident happened while her personal security detail was not protecting her. Ms. Kardashian West thought she was safely tucked away in the ultra-exclusive Hôtel de Pourtalès. Several assailants, at least one of whom was armed, entered the hotel, bound a doorman, and made their way up to the luxury unit. They forced their way into the apartment, tied and gagged Ms. Kardashian West, and stole jewelry worth nearly $9 million. Neither she nor her children, thankfully, were injured in the robbery, but was understandably shaken.
Her security detail, had they been on duty, would likely have posted an operator at the door or in the lobby, at the first line of attack. His presence would have given the opportunity to address the attack at the first floor, while the operator in charge of her care would have initiated her urgent evacuation plan or barricaded her in place and prepared to defend his position while awaiting a police response. Either way, proper security would likely have deterred the attack or allowed for an outcome where the assailants could have been apprehended and the robbery avoided. Or, said differently, an investment of a few thousand dollars would have averted a loss of several million.