Dorit Kemsley has revealed she was robbed of $10,000 in cash by three men who followed her around a store and swiped her purse out of her shopping cart late last year.
The 47-year-old told the jaw-dropping story in a new sneak preview from next week’s The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.
In a confessional, Dorit asserted that she had withdrawn the $10,000 from the bank in order to go Christmas shopping.
She said losing the money sent her spiraling into ‘the throes of PTSD,’ as she had been the victim of a harrowing home invasion just 14 months prior.
In late 2021, Dorit was held at gunpoint by three burglars who broke into her Encino Hills house while her children Phoenix and Jagger, then aged five and seven, were home.
Wow: Dorit Kemsley claimed she was robbed of $10,000 in cash by three men who followed her around a store and swiped her purse out of her shopping cart late last year
Back and forth: The 47-year-old told the jaw-dropping story in a new sneak preview from next week’s The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, amid a heart-to-heart with Dorit Kemsley
‘Last Christmas was about 14 months after the home invasion,’ she said in a confessional on next week’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.
‘And I went to the bank. I took out $10,000 so I could have some money for Christmas gifts,’ Dorit shared. ‘I have my handbag in the shopping cart. When I got to the register, I realized that my handbag was gone.’
The Connecticut-born reality star alleged: ‘The police came down and they reviewed the video surveillance. They had discovered that I was followed by three men. That threw me right back into the throes of PTSD.’
Just over one year earlier, in October 2021, Dorit was the victim of a terrifying gunpoint robbery when three men burst into her house.
She had recently arrived home from a family wedding in London, and her English husband Paul ‘PK’ Kemsley was still in the UK.
As a result, Dorit was home alone with her son and daughter when the burglars smashed through the door of the children’s classroom.
Sources close to Dorit told DailyMail.com that the men threatened to murder her and plundered her glamorous Encino Hills home.
As two of the burglars made their way into Dorit’s bedroom, she pleaded with them: ‘Don’t hurt my babies. Don’t kill me. I’m a mother.’
‘Throes of PTSD’: In a confessional, Dorit asserted that she had withdrawn the $10,000 in cash from the bank in order to go Christmas shopping
Terrifying: In late 2021, Dorit was held at gunpoint by three burglars who broke into her Encino Hills house while her children, then aged five and seven, were home
She and the children ultimately emerged from the ordeal unscathed, but the robbers did make off with jewelry and handbags.
Dorit subsequently sought therapy through the unorthodox method of EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) – and invited Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills cameras into one of her sessions.
On one episode, she could be seen sobbing to her therapist that she ‘can’t shake this feeling’ of being ‘so scared, so worried, so afraid, so sad.’
‘When I close my eyes, I can see the headline: ‘Mother found dead in her bedroom, and the kids shot dead in their bed,” Dorit said in floods of tears in a confessional. ‘Oh my God, that thought is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.’
Meanwhile, earlier this week, Dorit and PK shot down allegations that they have split, as a cloud of speculation continues to hang over their eight-year marriage.
A source had told In Touch: ‘They’ve been living separate lives for about two months after she ended it. Paul is apparently ‘heartbroken.”
However Dorit and PK replied with a joint statement saying though they have experienced ‘challenging years,’ they have not broken up.
‘We remain committed to working through these issues as a united couple for our family,’ they said. ‘We have not separated nor are we planning to do so.’
Meanwhile: Earlier this week, Dorit and PK shot down allegations that they have split, as a cloud of speculation continues to hang over their eight-year marriage. The couple share son Jagger and daughter Phoenix
The conjecture about their marriage was amplified to a fever pitch earlier this month with the season 13 premiere of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.
Sutton Stracke, one of the main cast, aired out a claim that PK was not alone when he was pulled over in 2021 under suspicion of DUI.
‘He may have or may not have had a woman in the car with him,’ Sutton gossiped on the show. ‘That’s the only rumor I’ve ever heard.’
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office told TMZ in 2022 that the DUI case against PK was rejected on account of ‘insufficiency of evidence.’