Kim Kardashian prepared to return to Paris to give evidence

Kim Kardashian is prepared to return to France if summoned by a judge leading the investigation into the £9million (NZ$15.5m) robbery which saw the reality TV star attacked in Paris, her lawyer said today.

The 35-year-old left the country within a few hours of the October 3 heist, and is furious at claims that it was all a publicity set up.

Ms Kardashian insists a gun was put to her head, and that she was gagged and tied up during the horrifying crime, and is suing those who dispute such claims.

Jean Veil, the 68-year-old celebrity Paris barrister who is now representing Ms Kardashian's interests in France, said 'she is very calm and very determined over a matter that was particularly violent'.

Asked by the BFM news channel if Ms Kardashian would actually come back to France as the investigation progressed, Mr Veil said: 'If she is summoned to France, she will come to France, but judges also have the possibility of moving [to the USA].

'My client travels a lot, she will probably have to come to France ... We'll see how it works out.'

In line with all criminal investigations in France, Ms Kardashian can be summoned to give evidence as a key witness at any time.

This is a formal process, which can not be done on the phone, or even via a video link.

Ms Kardashian and the apartment concierge reportedly told police there were five masked men involved in the attack.

If caught they face charges of 'armed robbery by an organised gang, criminal conspiracy and kidnapping'.

Kim Kardashian arrives at her Manhattan apartment. Photo / Getty Images
Kim Kardashian arrives at her Manhattan apartment. Photo / Getty Images

In the meantime, an instructing judge is leading an investigation involving some 100 judicial and criminal brigade officers.

Mr Veil said Ms Kardashian 'is waiting for results in the enquiry that will find those who attacked her, who stole her jewellery, while hoping we will find them too.'

Beyond the loss of her jewels, including a £4.5 million engagement ring from her rapper husband Kanye West, Mr Veil said his famous client had to put up with suspicions of a 'set up' or 'marketing coup'.

Ms Kardashian was particularly upset by a sneak video showing her sitting on a sofa calmly examining her phone within a few hours of the robbery.

She looks unflustered and is ignoring judicial police officers looking for evidence inside the first floor flat at an exclusive complex in central Paris.

Mr Viel said: 'She is just as disturbed by the fact that at the same time that she was attacked, there was someone who took a video.'

Mr Viel added that the film was being used to make out that the whole thing 'was nothing more than a hoax or fabricated case. These are defamatory claims, and she cannot put up with them if they persist'.

The website is already suing the website MediaTakeOut over claims the entire heist was a set-up.

Mr Veil said that, beyond litigation in the USA, a complaint had been made to Paris prosecutors about MediaTakeOut.

Almost two weeks after the heist, police have not announced any breakthroughs in terms of DNA evidence or CCTV footage pointing to the identity of the robbers.

- Daily Mail

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