Kim Kardashian West is just returning to the public eye after her harrowing robbery at gunpoint in Paris in October, but we've now confirmed that it wasn't the first time a celebrity has experienced a terrible event in the City of Light. While making an appearance on the Wendy Williams show on Thursday, supermodel Naomi Campbell revealed that she too was attacked in the French capital back in November 2012.
The style icon actually spent time with Kardashian West at a Herm?s boutique in Paris on Oct. 1, 2016, just two days before the reality star was robbed.
I sympathize with her a lot because--I kept mine on the down low--but in 2012, I was attacked in Paris," Campbell divulged during her talk show appearance. "They followed me from the airport. They attacked me. They opened my car door and said, 'Naomi Campbell, we're going to kill you.' I didn't make it so public. I didn't want it to be. I think there's a picture of me in a wheelchair at the time."
Campbell was traveling solo from Switzerland to Paris when the terrifying ordeal took place. "I didn't call security--it was a quick trip. I was going to see my lovely papa, Azzedine Ala?a. I went to the car, and it wasn't my normal driver. And it was weird because he had the window rolled down. It was freezing cold in November. I was like, 'Wait a minute! This is weird.'"
And if Campbell had stopped at the pharmacy as she originally intended, she may have been gravely injured. "My papa called me and said, 'My daughter, where are you? We're ready to eat dinner.'' At that point, I abandoned the idea. Thank god it was outside Azzedine Ala?a's shop (because that's where the entrance is to get into the house). came out and saved me, basically. In the interim, you decide in a very split moment--I don't know if I'd ever do this again in hindsight--'Am I going to let this guy take my bag with all my passports or am I going to fight for it?'' My decision was, 'I am not letting my bag go.'"
"The driver was in on it. It's a whole ring that's been happening for a few years now," the supermodel continued. "I very much sympathize with . I felt for her right away. I hated hearing these stories that it wasn't true. It was absolutely true, and it happened to me and it's happened to a few other people that I'm not at liberty to say, but are well known also."
We're happy that both ladies are safe and hope that stars have upped their security with another fashion week on the horizon.