Dorit Kemsley recounted the terrifying details of her home invasion. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 45, was robbed of about $1 million worth of valuables by three male suspects at her home in Encino, California on October 27. The break in occurred while she and her two young children Jagger, 7, and Phoenix, 5, were asleep. At the opening of fellow Housewife Kyle Richards’ boutique store Kyle and Shahida in Palm Desert on Tuesday, Nov. 9, Dorit said she “begged” for her life and her children’s lives.
“I was completely taken off guard,” Dorit recounted to Extra, adding that the intruders were “surprised” to find her home. “When they did, they pushed me to the ground. They said, ‘Who else is in the home?’ There was someone else who said, ‘Just kill her. Just kill her already. Just kill her,’ and all I could think of, ‘I have to save those babies.’ I begged them, I begged for my life, and begged for their life.”
Dorit said she remained calm so not to escalate the situation. “I said, ‘I don’t care about any of it, take it all. You can have it all. Please, I’m a mother of babies. Please, they need me. Please don’t hurt me,’” she continued. “I stayed very calm because I knew they were very panicked and if I didn’t, the situation could have gone a lot worse. I fought for mine and my kids’ lives, and I got lucky.”
The reality star said her children remained asleep and were oblivious to the intrusion. She added, however, that she has been traumatized. “The panic attacks are coming,” Dorit said candidly. “And feeling safe? How am I ever going to feel safe again? How do I protect my children? I’m going through all of that.” She added that her fellow RHOBH co-stars have been “beyond supportive” following the traumatic ordeal.
The LAPD’s Robbery Homicide division is currently handling the investigation. Daily Mail broke the story of the invasion, reporting that the robbers took jewelry and handbags during the 20-minute home invasion. When the intruders left, Dorit contacted the police and her husband Paul, who was in London at the time of the robbery, according to the outlet.