Entertainment Tonight spoke with two sources who each claim that the Kardashian-West family made the ‘tough decision’ to let Pascal go, four years after he first started working with Kanye.
News of Pascal’s firing comes exactly one month after Kim was robbed at gunpoint inside her Paris apartment by a group of men who made off with $11million worth of jewels.
Pascal was out at a Paris nightclub providing protection for Kim’s siblings Kourtney and Kendall at the time of the robbery, leaving Kim alone in her bedroom with no bodyguard when the men broke in.
Kim has largely avoided going out in public since the attack, and TMZ reports that for an intimate family dinner to celebrate sister Kendall’s birthday on Wednesday she brought along three off-duty cops.
Those $100-an-hour cops came in addition to the personal bodyguards of each sister, meaning that security almost outnumbered the 20 guests.
Kim also did not wear any jewelry for her night out.And it was not just Pascal whose employment was terminated by the Kardashian-West family either according to another source.
‘Pascal, along with a couple other security members of their team, were recently let go by Kim and Kanye,’ said the individual.
‘It’s a pretty tough situation overall and they love Pascal, but they couldn’t take any more chances.’
Kim had spent the days before the attack praising Pascal on social media, writing on Twitter just five days before the robbery: ‘My security @PascalDuvier is a G!’
That tweet came just after Pascal slammed celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk to the ground when he came up behind Kim and tried to grab her while she was entering a Paris Fashion Week event.
Then, just one day before the multi-million dollar jewel heist, Kim posted a paprazzi photo of herself entering the Balenciaga fashion show in Paris with Pascal right behind her, joking that ‘this guy is always in my shot.’Pascal and his boss seem to have shared a love for social media too, with the bodyguard frequently posting photos and tweets.
He also posted the day before the robbery, writing on Twitter: ‘You don’t become a bodyguard overnight. It’s a job with dedication, responsibility and passion.’
That was followed by another tweet that read: ‘Do your job for your own satisfaction. Not for applause, attention or fortune.’
He also posted multiple photos of himself flying on private jets.
And while he enjoyed that perk of the job, he did not seem to appreciate when fans asked him to speak to his clients on their behalf, writing in one Twitter post: ‘Who ever asks me to deliver a message to a client of mine will be muted and blocked. I’m sick of that s***!! I’m not a messenger!!’