KIM Kardashian DENIED she attempted to import a “stolen” Ancient Roman sculpture. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s c
KIM Kardashian DENIED she attempted to import a “stolen” Ancient Roman sculpture.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s claims come after customs “seized a $750,000 shipment” in her name.
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Kim denied that she tried to important a ‘stolen’ Ancient Roman sculpture[/caption]
Her claims come after customs ‘seized a $750,000 shipment’ in her name[/caption]
Artnet reported that Kim previously bought the limestone statue, known as “Fragment of Myron’s Samian Athena,” from Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Belgium in 2016.
The antique artwork from around the first or second century was stopped when it arrived in Los Angeles in May 2016.
The report said that authorities were alerted that the statue might be a protected cultural property.
The sculpture was part of a 5.5-ton shipment valued at $745,882 that allegedly contained 40 antiques, as well as Modern furniture and decorative objects.
Officials further examined paperwork about the statue and found some discrepancies, which led them to become suspicious about where it had come from.
The sculpture was part of a 5.5-ton shipment valued at $745,882[/caption]
The shipment allegedly contained 40 antiques[/caption]
According to the report, Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage then sent an archaeologist to examine the work in 2018.
The expert concluded that the sculpture had been “looted, smuggled, and illegally exported from Italy,” which led the country to ask for Kim to give it back.
Feds ordered the KUWTK star to hand over the work in a civil forfeiture complaint filed in California on Friday.
While nothing in the investigation suggests that Kim knew about the sculpture’s origins, a spokesperson for the reality star argued that she never purchased the piece.
Her rep told DailyMail.com: “Kim never purchased this piece and this is the first that she has learned of its existence.
A spokesperson for Kim denied that she purchased the piece[/caption]
They said it ‘may have been purchased using her name without authorization’[/caption]
“We believe it may have been purchased using her name without authorization and because it was never received, she was unaware of the transaction.
“We encourage an investigation and hope that it gets returned to the rightful owners.”
The allegations come months after Kim ended her marriage to Kanye West, 43.
Kim filed for divorce in February after six years of marriage and months of speculation that the relationship had broken down.
The exes have four children together: North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three and Psalm, one.
The claims come following her divorce from Kanye[/caption]
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According to TMZ, the Yeezy creator filed for both joint legal and physical custody of their four children.
The pair has decided to co-parent amicably, despite Kanye spending the majority of his time on his Wyoming compound, a thousand miles away from Kim’s LA home.
The celebrity couple has agreed they will split their $2billion fortune evenly, which The Sun exclusively reported after the divorce announcement was made.
Due to his music empire and clothing ventures, Kanye is technically the richer of the two, with a staggering $1.3billion fortune.
The reality star has been linked to a number of men since they officially separated, including CNN reporter Van Jones.
The former couple share four kids together[/caption]