Keeping Up With The Kardashians might be a cash cow for the title family of reality stars and for E!, but that doesn’t mean the production is immune to problems. In fact, the latest fiasco could potentially end the show’s tenth season before it even starts filming!
Since the beginning of the year, more than three hundred thousand dollars worth of cash and jewelry has been taken from Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian during three separate incidents. First, $250,000 worth of jewelry was snuck out of Khloe’s house. Then, $50,000 was pilfered from Kourtney’s estate, and finally, a briefcase filled with $4,000 was taken earlier this week from Kourtney’s rental home.
According to TMZ, the girls are reportedly blaming someone working at E! for the sticky fingers. They’ve added security. They’ve added surveillance cameras. They’ve monitored the staff they’ve hired. But things just keep disappearing, and they think it has to be someone who works on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. So, they’re demanding E! find the culprit, or at least administer lie detector tests to everyone working on the show in an effort to smoke out the thief. If not, they’re supposedly not going to film any more episodes.
Because of the reality television shows they film and how open they’ve chosen to make their lives, there are a lot of people who move in and out of the Kardashian Family homes. As such, there’s a basic level of annoyance about invasion of privacy that they’ve waived. That’s the downside to making incredible amounts of money to play yourself on television, but having items actually taken from inside the home is way over the line. Everyone deserves the right to feel safe inside their own home, and they deserve the right to come home to all of their possessions.
That being said, it’s unclear whether this play will actually smoke out the thief. I’m not sure E! can legally give everyone lie detector tests because of employment laws, and there’s still a possibility that a crew member isn't actually the person responsible. This game of Clue is complicated and could go on for a long time.
We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.