Kim Kardashian West’s bodyguard filed for bankruptcy for his German security company ten weeks ago with debts of more than €1 million, according to documents obtained by MailOnline .
Pascal Duvier, 43, has been a familiar face at Mrs West’s side for many months.
He was with her in Paris when she visited the city for Fashion Week. But in the early hours of Monday, when she was robbed of her jewellery in an £8.5million heist at her rental apartment, he was across town protecting Mrs West’s sisters Kendall and Kourtney, who were at a nightclub.
Kim Kardashian West leaves ‘L’Avenue’ restaurant escoreted by her security Pascal Duvier on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. There is no suggestion Mr Duvier was involved in the robbery.
But MailOnline found documents showing that his Eppelheim-based security firm filed for insolvency on July 22, with debts totalling €1,093,518 (£961,296).
The insolvency lawyer on the case told MailOnline: “There is so much debt. There are many claimants. I cannot say the exact number. Lots.”
Mrs West, 35, has reportedly told friends that she does not blame him for the crime. “Kim is not blaming Pascal. She felt completely safe at the Paris apartment and doesn’t believe this is his fault in any way,” a friend told Us magazine
The 6’4” security guard has worked for her husband, Kanye West, since 2012, and was praised by the reality tv star several weeks ago when he wrestled prankster Vitalii Sediuk to the floor in Paris, for getting too close to her.
“Pascal’s a G! He’s the best bodyguard in town,” said Mrs West, following the incident.
“My goal as the Chairman of ProtectSecurity is build a security team around the protected person,” he writes on his LinkedIn profile.
He has apparently run the company for 19 years and his profile says he has lots of experience with high profile clients having worked for Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Will.i.am, the Pussycat Dolls, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Lana del Rey and Katy Perry.
On October 2, hours before the raid on Mrs West’s apartment, he wrote on social media: “You don’t become a bodyguard overnight. It’s a job with dedication, responsibility and passion.”
Mr Duvier was said to have arrived at the scene two minutes after the robbers fled.