Kim Kardashian West's assistant explains lack of social media posts since Paris robbery


Kim Kardashian West is "taking some much needed time off" from sharing on her phone app after she was held up at gunpoint in Paris, according to a handwritten noted posted by an assistant.

"But not to worry", "Steph Shep", the nickname for Kim's assistant Stephanie Sheppard, wrote on the app. "We've called upon Kims closest friends, fam & yours truly to serve up some exclusives."

Stephanie promised: "Stay tuned for new posts and app takeovers!!"

Kim Kardashian
( Chris Pizzello/AP)

Kim has maintained silence across social media since the October 3 jewellery raid, when she was bound and left in a hotel bath by suspects who remain at large. Police estimate jewels worth more than 10 million dollars (£8m) were stolen.

The paid app is a rare social media spot where Kim charges money for access. It had been left untouched since the robbery.

The robbery, her sister Khloe Kardashian said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show about a week after the hold-up, was a "wake up call to make a lot of life adjustments" for all in the reality TV family.

Usually heavy social media sharers, the famous sisters, mother, brother and a universe of friends have scaled way back and Kim has kept a particularly low profile.