Kim Kardashian Heads to Dubai for Appearance as Paris Heist Suspects Identified
Kim Kardashian seems to be taking her life back one day at a time after being held at gunpoint and robbed of millions of dollars of jewelry last October.
The reality queen is headed to Dubai, where she will make her first public appearance since October. With four security guards, Scott Disick and longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, they hopped a plane at LAX today.
As TMZ first reported, Mario Dedivanovic's Master Class event is a make-good for the trip she had to cancel just days after the heist.
According to the French network TF1/LCI, some of the 17 suspects who were arrested Monday have confessed to being involved with the crime, which occurred at the No Address Hotel, October 3.
According to the Associated Press, one suspect, who is only identified as Yunice A., has officially been charged with the heist. While the 63-year-old faces charges of armed robbery in an organized gang, kidnapping and criminal association, police are requesting that he remain in custody during the investigation. The second suspect Florus H. is facing complicity charges and a criminal association charge, while another suspect, Marceau B., is facing preliminary charges for handling stolen goods and criminal association. The fourth suspect, Gary M, also appeared in front of a judge for possible charges. Gary is the brother of Kardashian's limo driver, Michael Madar, who was released earlier this week.
As of Wednesday, 14 people remain in police custody, with many of them having a criminal history ranging from cocaine, to counterfeit trafficking and diamond theft. People magazine reported that two of the suspects traveled to Antwerp, Belgium a few days after the heist. The city is known as the diamond capital of the world.
A source told People, “Any updates make her relive everything. It's still very tough for her to deal with.”
The same source added that while she's thankful that progress has been made by authorities, “She gets very upset anytime she talks about the robbery” and “just wants to move on from it.”
Kim's sister Khloé also weighed in on the investigation, telling "Today" on Thursday, "It was a relief when I heard that, but we don't know any other information.” Watch!
She added about the ordeal, “It's traumatizing and terrifying, but genuinely, that's when you get down on your knees and you pray and you thank the Lord that nothing worse happened."