The feds seized a $750,000 shipment in 2016. It contained a stolen sculpture and had Kim Kardashian’s name as the recipient for the delivery. She’s claiming now knowledge of it.
Kim Kardashian has denied any knowledge of an Ancient Roman sculpture that was imported under her name. This sculpture was then seized at the Post of Los Angeles in 2016. It is believed to have been stolen.
The sculpture is described as “Fragment of Myron’s Samian Athena, Limestone, Roman, 1st – 2nd century A.D.,” was part of a $745,882 shipment containing 40 pieces worth of antiques and furniture, which was addressed to “Kim Kardashian dba Noel Roberts Trust.”
A rep for Kim Kardashian released a statement on the matter where she claims that the reality TV star had no knowledge of this shipment. The belief is that it was bought with her name without authorization.
“Kim never purchased this piece and this is the first that she has learned of its existence. 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.”
An archeologist determined in 2018 that the statue of the lower half of the woman was “looted, smuggled and illegally exported from Italy.” At the time it was seized by Customs and Border Patrol Protection, Kim K and Kanye West were renovating their Calabasas home.
Customs officials were given a receipt for the statue, claiming that it was purchased in 2012. Then it was discovered that the receipt was not for the seized Fragment of Myron’s Samian Athena, but for a different sculpture.
No court document connected with the case accuses Kim Kardashian of any wrongdoing. This is a situation she was apparently oblivious of.