Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian unlikely to attend charity ball for late dad

Kim Kardashian West is unlikely to attend an event honouring her late father.

The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star is still shaken up after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris earlier this month and she has now cancelled her appearance at the Angel Ball, an annual cancer research fundraiser which is due to take place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on November 21.

Her mother Kris Jenner and sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are still expected to attend the black-tie gala, which will honour late lawyer Robert Kardashian, who died of cancer in 2003.

A publicist for the event told the New York Post newspaper: "Kim is not expected to attend at this time."

The 36-year-old beauty - who has children North, three, and Saint, 10 months, with husband Kanye West - has been keeping a low profile since the robbery in her hotel suite.

She made her first public appearance last week at her spouse's concert in Los Angeles, and so could still change her mind about attending the glitzy event.

A source said: "It was a very traumatic experience. It's not good. She's got things to work out.

"[But] she may show up. We'll see."

Bob Geldof, CeeLo Green and Star Jones are among the performers and presenters slated to appear at the Angel Ball.

Kim was left fearing for her life when a five-men gang broke into her room at Hôtel de Pourtalès in Paris, France, on October 3, waved a gun in her face, gagged her and tied her up in the bathroom while they raided her drawers and made off with her lavish jewellery worth an estimated $8.5 million.

Once caught, the criminals will face charges of armed robbery by an organised gang, criminal conspiracy and kidnapping, which could lead to a sentence of at least 30 years.

Inmates sentenced to life in the European country are required to serve a safety period of at least 18 to 22 years before they can become eligible for early release.


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