Friday 2 December 2016

Kim Kardashian's bodyguard Pascal Duvier has 'declared bankruptcy with debts over €1m'

Published 06/10/2016 | 07:47

Kim Kardashian West with bodyguard Pascal Duvier (L) attends Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 at Hotel Ritz on September 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian West with bodyguard Pascal Duvier (L) attends Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 at Hotel Ritz on September 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
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Kim Kardashian West's bodyguard reportedly filed for bankruptcy with debts of more than €1 million.

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Pascal Duvier (43) was recruited by the reality tv star and husband Kanye West for his full-time protection services several months ago and just two weeks ago, he was pictured tackling the celebrity 'prankster' who tried to kiss her bum.

According to documents seen by MailOnline, his security firm filed filed for insolvency on July 22, with debts totalling €1,093,518.

There is no suggestion Mr Duvier was involved in the robbery.

Kim Kardashian West arrives at the 'Bristol' hotel on March 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian West arrives at the 'Bristol' hotel on March 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

The reality tv star (35), who was in Paris for Fashion Week, was reportedly dragged from her bed in the early hours of Monday morning by five armed men dressed as police officers.

She is believed to have been handcuffed with cable ties in the bathtub of her bedroom and gagged as they raided €9m worth of her jewellery.

It's reported she "blames herself" for the incident and places no blame on Duvier, who was escorting her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner as they partied in Paris after the Balmain show that night.

"Kim is not blaming Pascal. She felt completely safe at the Paris apartment and doesn't believe this is his fault in any way," a source told Us Weekly.

Insiders echoed the sentiments to People magazine, saying he takes his job "very seriously" and it's not unheardof for him to provide security for other members of the Kardashian family.

Kim absolutely does not blame Pascal for this. She was the one to tell him to go out with her sisters since she was fine and thought she was safe in the apartment," a source told the mag.

"He’s worked for them for a few years now and is incredibly  professional and protective — it’s what the girls and family love about him. They are always his priority and he takes his job so seriously — he’s proud of it.”

Additional reporting by Telegraph.co.uk

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