July 15, 2021 | 8:57am
Kim Kardashian experienced agoraphobia during quarantine stemming from her terrifying 2016 Paris robbery.
The reality star said her trauma resurfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We had just gone to Paris. We had just started traveling, and then quarantine happened. Now I’m, like, such a freak all over again and never want to, like, leave [home],” she said in a newly released bonus clip from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
The Skims founder recalled feeling that way in the immediate aftermath of her robbery.
“I feel like I had agoraphobia, definitely, after my robbery in Paris,” she told sister Khloé Kardashian in the clip. “Like, definitely would stay in, hated to go out, I didn’t want anyone to know where I was or be seen. I just had such anxiety.”
Her “high anxiety” also returned during the pandemic, when she and now-estranged husband Kanye West went out in public for the first time.
“I was so freaked out. People were trying to come up to Kanye and, like, talk to him and, like, come up to me and ask for photos,” she said of leaving her multimillion-dollar compound to go to dinner at Nobu Malibu.
“I was just, like, absolutely not. I would stop people, like, ‘Get away. This is my first time out, I’m not comfortable with you coming a step closer.’ … I don’t get even remotely, unless [fans] have a selfie stick and want to do it six feet away. That was, like, high anxiety on another level.”
In October 2016, the KKW Beauty mogul was tied up and put in the bathtub of her hotel room by five armed robbers who had posed as cops to gain entry. They left with $10 million worth of jewelry, including a $5 million engagement ring from West.
She fired her security guard, Pascal Duvier, immediately after and sued the security company for negligence. She secretly settled the $6.1 million lawsuit in October 2020.