Concierge Blames Hotel's Lack Of Security For Kim Kardashian Robbery

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, the concierge at the hotel where Kim Kardashian was robbed in October is speaking out for the first time about the incident, alleging that the hotel did not have the proper security to protect its guests.

"There was no real security at all. It's a choice," the man, identified only as Abdulrahman, told the Mail on Oct. 18, 2016. "The hotel doesn't mind about security. We told them years and years before, you have to make a camera, you have to put [in place] a security process, about keys. Nothing was locked, there was no proper security there."

The concierge also alleged that the security code at the hotel had not been changed since 2010, adding "everyone knew it." Even the Mail confirmed that the code had not been changed as late as two weeks after the robbery occurred.

He also alleged that the hotel has not had a functioning security camera for at least six years and that the hotel typically kept only one security guard on duty at any given time. Abdulrahman even sent an email to his bosses warning them of the hotel's poor security practices in 2010, according to the interview.

"I told the hotel years ago, you need better security and they didn't mind," he said. "If you look at that big door, it wasn't locked, it was open. We talked about it and nobody cared. The code of the door was never changed and everybody knew it."

"There is a camera in the main wall of the hotel, behind the big red [front] doors, but it didn't work for years." he added.

Kardashian was robbed at the No Address Hotel in Paris by five masked men pretending to be police officers in the early morning hours of Oct. 3, 2016. Initial reports claimed the robbers threatened the concierge and forced him to let them into Kardashian's room, where she was alone at the time. Once inside the room, the robbers allegedly bound and gagged Kardashian and held her at gunpoint as they made away with two cell phones and approximately $10 million in jewelry.

The concierge was initially listed as a key witness in the case. According to his interview, he was handcuffed and held at gunpoint, as well. At times, he allegedly had to act as the interpreter between the robbers and Kardashians.

Abdulrahman—who is planning legal action against the hotel—thinks the hotel is to blame, not him.

"Immediately afterwards, I was very angry, and the first one I blamed was the hotel," he said. "They are responsible, I think. And I still blame them now. I told them, look what you did! What I told you for six years? Security cameras and other things are meant for days like today, to prevent these things from happening. If you have good guards, electronic systems to lock the doors, it can be possible to secure the hotel."

"One day, someone might be killed. That is more important than a robbery of rocks and metal," he added.