The concierge is speaking out!
Using his first name only, 39-year-old Abdulrahman opened up about Kim Kardashian‘s traumatic robbery earlier this month at the Hotel de Pourtales in Paris.
In an interview with The Daily Mail, Abdulrahman revealed that his longtime place of employment had very poor security, despite being known as the ‘No Address Hotel’ because of its discretion for celebs.
“There was no real security at all. It’s a choice,” he said. “The hotel doesn’t mind about security. We told them year 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.”
Abdulrahman said the hotel’s lack of security was common knowledge in the area, which could explain how the five gunman knew they’d be able to get easy access to Kardashian and her $10 million worth of jewelry.
He tells Daily Mail that he initially believed the assailants to be policemen, which is why he let them inside the hotel. However, upon opening the door, Abdulrahman says he was handcuffed, and quickly realized it was a robbery when they asked about security cameras.
“At first I looked at them and one got very angry,” he recalled. “He asked me to put my head down and never look at him again. He repeated, never, never look at me, or I will kill you. I saw that two of them had guns, then I just looked down.”
Abdulrahman also adds that he places the full blame on the Hotel de Pourtales, saying that he’s warned them for many years that an incident like this would happen because of poor security practices.
“They are responsible, I think. And I still blame them now,” he said. “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.”
Since the robbery, which is still under investigation by Paris officials, Kardashian has returned to Los Angeles and has been lying low with her family.