Lisa Murphy has said news of the armed raid on Kim Kardashian in Paris brought back haunting memories of her own terrifying ordeal in Wicklow in 2011.
The Brittas Bay mansion Murphy once shared with former partner Gerald Kean was targeted by callous thieves, who tied her up before getting away with more than €1m worth of precious jewellery.
Speaking to The Sunday World, the socialite said she identified with Kim Kardashian, whose Paris residence was attacked by a masked gang earlier this week.
“It brought the terror back to me again. I’m quite shocked because of the amount of security she has all the time. It was bringing me back to when I went through it and it’s horrendous. I obviously know what she went through and it’s horrendous,” she said.
Lisa Murphy has relived her terrifying ordeal in the wake of Kim Kardashian's experience in Paris
“The first thing they did was to ask specifically for Michael’s ring. They were pulling at my fingers trying to get my rings off. I said, ‘I will take them off’, but they were just trying to get in and out as quickly as possible.
“But they said,’Look we will do this the hard way’, and they basically ripped off my fingers. All the jewellery was worth in excess of €1m,” she said.