It can’t be easy being Kim Kardashian. The reality star and law student has faced frightening harassment from a string of stalkers who seem to have stepped up their work since reports that Kim and Kanye West’s relationship was coming apart. The pair, married in 2014, are in the midst of a divorce.
Perhaps Kim’s single status was the sign some presumptuous (and downright scary) “fans” were waiting for because the most recent harasser has been hanging around her house since February and recently took it upon himself to send Kardashian a most inappropriate “gift.”
The package, intercepted by her security team, contained a diamond engagement ring and a dose of Plan B, the morning after contraception pill. [Insert full-body shudder here.]
According to TMZ, this isn’t the man’s first time making problems for Kim. He’s been caught hanging around her property at least twice before, dating as far back as early this year. Once, he claimed he was there to take her to dinner.
Online, he’s posted a DIY marriage certificate claiming she’s his wife, writing, "Queen Kimberly [is] sitting up in the big castle alone waiting for her Knight in Shining Armor.”
What Kardashian is actually waiting for, we’d guess, is a restraining order. Following the unsolicited engagement ring and birth control, her team is filing for one.
In the meantime, the man has been banned from social media so at the very least he can’t harass her online.
Late last month, Kim obtained a restraining order against another man who’d been stalking her. That harasser had been making videos outside of her house and posting to social media about wanting to get inside. He also made incredibly creepy comments about pursuing a sexual relationship with her.
The man, who has a record of battery charges, has been ordered to remain a distance of at least 100 yards from Kardashian’s home. (Not nearly far enough, in our opinion.)
According to statistics from the National Center for Victims of Crime, 1,006,970 women are stalked annually in the United States. 81% of those women were also physically assaulted and 31% were sexually assaulted.
Kim’s security team prevented her from ever having to see the very un-special delivery that made it to her house last week. The billionaire beefed up her bodyguard contingent following the 2016 attack in which she was tied up and robbed in a Paris hotel room.
“At home I have multiple security people. I need someone on every edge of my property. I live in a gated community, and I have them right at my gate,” she wrote in an essay two years after the incident.
“Someone came in yesterday, a friend, and was like, ‘Do you always have security standing outside your door? Because you never did before.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah — 24/7.’ It’s just what I have to do to make me feel safe or make me able to sleep at night. And I think that had to happen after what happened in Paris.”
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