dream ♪ this is "nightline." >> tonight, kim kardashian west reportedly robbed at gunpoint in paris. authorities say she was tied up and begging for her life. the attackers breaking into her hotel room, leaving with more than $10 million in jewelry, including a multi-million dollar ring she showed off on instagram just days before. her husband kanye west cutting his concert short upon hearing the news. did security drop the ball here? plus, some brilliant dodge. >> i have legally used the tax laws to my benefit. >> donald trump patting himself on the back for possibly paying no personal income taxes for up to 18 years. hillary clinton pouncing on the announcement. >> it seems he was contributing nothing to our nation. >> will trump's tax history cost
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we begin with new details in what authorities call a brazen and by all accounts terrifying armed robbery of kim kardashian. perpetrators making off with $10 million in her jewels. how did they gain access to her rented luxury apartment? did her social media posts may a part? here's abc's alec marquardt. >> reporter: tonight, kim kardashian west safely back in new york, reunited with husband kanye west in this video from tmz after surviving a harrowing ordeal last night in paris. >> kim kardashian found -- >> gagged -- >> held at gunpoint and begging for her life -- >> reporter: authorities tell abc news the mother of two was held at gunpoint, tied up, gagged, and locked in the bathroom by armed men. they stole more than $10 million worth of jewelry, including this nearly $5 million ring that kim showed off on instagram just
days ago. back in new york, kanye stopping his show abruptly leaving fans to speculate. kim's bodyguard is seen frequently in pictures with her. but was reportedly not there last night to protect her. >> that bodyguard had been sent elsewhere for the evening because kim was done for the night. and the belief was that she was secure in the location where she was. >> reporter: since the robbery, kim has gone dark on social media. her representative telling us that kim is "badly shaken but physically unharmed." it was supposed to be a week full of glamor and flashing bulbs. the kardashians front and center at this year's paris fashion week. attending the off-white women's wear show last thursday. and just one day before the terrifying ordeal, kendall jenner walking the runway. kim, kourtney, and kris in attendance. last night kim was alone in the exclusive luxury apartment she was renting. this snapchat reportedly taken an hour or so before the
robbery. her sisters, kourtney and kendall, posting this image two miles away at the paris nightclub lark. five people dressed as police officers managed to make their way into the hotel. sources tell us two made their way up to kardashian's apartment and carried out the robbery. it was 2:30 a.m. when the masked men reportedly entered kardashian's room and reportedly tied her up, gagged and locked her in the bathroom. as the robbers in addition with more than $10 million worth of jewelry including that ring she posted about on instagram days earlier. she managed to escape, reportedly frantically trying to reach her husband. an ocean away, kanye abruptly ended his show. >> i'm sorry, there's a family emergency, i have to stop the show. >> reporter: leaving the fans stunned. kardashian's children, north and saint, thankfully far away from the ordeal, home safe in new york. back in paris, police and medics investigating the crime scene.
kim leaving on a private plane back to new york this morning. her sister kendall spotted leaving with police protection. those familiar with the luxury rental were surprised. >> given the clientele that comes here, as expensive and exclusive as it is, what's the security like? >> the security is done by the confidential, discreet place no name on the door. they felt that the security is enough because it's very discreet. >> reporter: ives works in the exclusive hotel industry in paris. he says it's at this hotel where the rich and famous can often find discretion, but believes it was kardashian's social media presence that might have made her a target. >> yesterday, made so many tweets, so many -- >> people knew where she was? >> yes, everything she's wearing, everywhere she's going. so you know where she was. and the kind of jewels she's got. so at the end of the day, she created the situation too. >> reporter: the robbery comes
just days after this incident when a ukrainian prankster rushed from the crowd to grab her. was abruptly stopped by kim's security detail. afterwards, kim seemingly thanking her bodyguard, tweeting, my security is a "g," short for gangster. security a hot topic at the beginning of their hit show "keeping up with the kardashians." >> self-defense, here we come. >> reporter: in one episode the sisters trying to take matters into their own hands with a self-defense class. but over the years, as they became ever more popular -- traveling without security became all too risky. >> held up at gunpoint? us, not a real person -- >> reporter: at one point sisters khloe and kourtney pranking 18-year-old kylie jenner who had a previous encounter with a stalker. >> what's on my car? >> what is on your car? >> reporter: the older sisters worried kylie wasn't taking the proper security measures.
>> it is, you know, important to like take it seriously with a stalker. my new thing is if i'm out in public with the snapping, i'll turn the airplane mode and post them later. >> i always do that. >> reporter: as for the family's hit show in its 12th season, e! tells us they were not filming at the time of the robbery. "all of us at e! are incredibly thank of kim kardashian west are safe and we send her and her family our love and support." >> when every facet of your existence is being documented either a tv show or on social media, you are likely to receive unwelcome attention. there's unwelcome attention, then there's what happened to kim. >> i'm gobsmacked. absolutely gobsmacked they even got past the front door, let alone to her bedroom. >> reporter: matt was michael jackson's bodyguard over ten years. >> when we would travel there would be six or seven bodyguards with him, as well as myself and
other personnel. and it would be a 24-hour operation. >> reporter: he says he knows the extra precautions that bodyguards have to take with celebrities that draw that much attention. >> i stopped working for michael once my profile got so raised by being by his side, you can no longer an bodyguard because you need to be the person who's not recognized. if you're starting to get recognized at kim kardashian's bodyguard everywhere you go, you're a target yourself. >> reporter: today as the west family reunites in new york city, celebrities and friends of the socialite took to twitter to show their support, asking others to show a little sympathy. chrissy teigen tweeted, i just miss empathy in general, for everyone. and piers morgan writing, feel very sorry for kim kardashian, must have been a terrifying experience. yet police and paris officials promising their city is safe, vowing to get to the bottom of this. the paris mayor condemning the attack on twitter saying, she has my support and will always be welcome here in paris.
tonight, still no sign of the thieves or the jewels. and even more rare, no comment yet from kim kardashian or kanye west. in paris, i'm alex marquardt for "nightline." next, donald trump addressing that bombshell headline from the "new york times" about the $916 million loss he declared on his taxes. what he's saying tonight. later, a new backdrop and a new lifeline. big changes at one of america's favorite game shows. ack on my long-term control medicine. i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment with breo. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo opens up airways to help improve breathing for a full 24 hours. breo contains a type of medicine that increases the risk of death from asthma problems
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that has dominated the presidential campaign for two straight days. the "new york times" report that trump may have declared a loss of nearly $1 billion, and may not have paid federal income taxes for 18 years. far from cowering tonight, trump is crowing, calling himself brilliant. here's abc's david wright. >> i understand the tax laws better than almost anyone. which is why i am the one who can fix them. >> reporter: trump's taxes were already officially a thing. even before an anonymous whistleblower mailed the "new york times" a copy of part of his 1995 state returns. now this is no longer just an abstract debate. >> i will release my tax returns, against my lawyers' wishes, when she releases her 33,000 e-mails that have been deleted. >> reporter: every presidential candidate since 1972 has presumably felt the voters are entitled to know -- except one. >> it must be something really
important, even terrible, that he's trying to hide. >> it's republican nominee donald trump. >> reporter: donald trump's dodge has made him an easy target for "saturday night li " live." >> he hasn't released his tax returns which means it's not that rich -- >> wrong. >> not that charitable. >> wrong. >> or has never paid taxes in his life. >> warmer. >> reporter: now the devil is in the details. specifically line 18 here on the 1040 form. declaring a net operating loss of nearly $1 billion. >> what kind of genius loses $1 billion in a single year? >> trump lost that much through what in hindsight appeared to have been a series of bad deal in the 1990s at his casinos in atlantic city, his airline business, and his purchase of the plaza hotel in new york. huge losses he was able to turn into a massive tax break for himself. today, far from being ashamed, he dragged about it. >> as a businessman and real
estate developer, i have legally used the tax laws to my benefit. honestly, i have brilliantly -- i have brilliantly used those laws. >> i have trouble figuring out my own tax return which is simpler than donald trump's. we'll take this to my friendly neighborhood accountant. we tried trump's old tax guy but he wanted $600 an hour. tax accountant vincent ceronne is willing to do it for free. >> this is publication 536. it explains next operating losses. this is the rule the irs set. it tells you how to figure the loss -- >> reporter: the $916 million loss became a way to offset an equivalent amount of personal income tax trump otherwise would have owed. a total amount allowed to be carried over for nearly 20 years. >> this is perfectly legal, perfectly normal.
>> so he's completely in the right to be -- >> completely in the right to be taking this loss. extremely large amount of money to lose, but in the course of business, nothing was done wrong here. >> reporter: legally trump appears on solid ground. politically? >> most of us pay our taxes. the idea that you can make billions of dollars and not have it taxed is surprising to most people. >> reporter: today in ohio, hillary clinton not only mocked trump's business acumen, she also accused him of not paying his fair share. >> toledo is the kind of place where people work hard, look after one another, and yes, pay their taxes. right? >> reporter: it's worth noting that just last year, clinton herself wrote off nearly $700,000 of her own income, using the exact same method. today trump pushed back, insisting it was the clinton-era recession, not his own poor business decisions that led to the loss and he was smart enough to dig himself out. >> i'm a fighter. and i'm now going to fight for
you. i'm not fighting for me anymore, i'm fighting for you. >> my response is, he's a genius. >> reporter: top tour gats like rudy giuliani and chris christie are backing him up. >> there's no one who's shown more genius in their way to maneuver around the tax code -- >> paying no taxes sounds brilliant to many people. to a lot of other people, it sounds like you're cheating. >> reporter: before any of the fine print came to light, trump often complained about the irs. tweeting out a picture of himself last year signing his voluminous tax return. lambasting other billionaires for dodging their tax bills. mocking president obama for paying just 20% of his income in tax. even taking ordinary citizens to task for not paying their fair share. half of americans don't pay income taxes despite crippling government debt, he recently tweeted. >> he's running for president. that's the big difference. and as somebody running for president, he's talking about making government work.
and without anything funding the government, it's hard for it to work. >> reporter: consider that the $916 million trump was able to shelter in 1995 would be worth about $1.4 billion in today's dollars, that's a lot money, enough to fund three years' worth of capital investments in america's transportation infrastructure. >> our infrastructure is a disaster. >> reporter: enough to pay the total budget for customs and border protection nearly twice over. >> we will build a wall. >> reporter: nearly enough to pay for a whole year's worth of health care premiums for every enlisted soldier in the u.s. army. >> we're going to take care of our vets. >> reporter: tonight, some veterans are outraged. >> taxes pay for my body armor, they pay for my weapons, ammunition. they pay for the emergency life flight that flew my buddies out of afghanistan when te lost their legs. >> reporter: it may well be a crime for the anonymous whistleblower to have shared trump's tax return without his consent. today the "times" said a trump
lawyer threatened to sue them if they published the returns. trump's 20-year-old tax details have all the hallmarks of an october surprise. who was behind it? we may never know. although it's safe to assume they're either with her, or just not with him. how badly, if at all, will it hurt trump? that's up to the voters. i'm david wright for "nightline" in new york. >> thank you, david. tomorrow night, you can see the vice presidential debate right here on abc at 9:00 eastern. on sunday, the second presidential debate just six days away, comoderated by martha raddatz. full team coverage here on abc. up next on "nightline," a big change and a new home for one of the most popular game shows on television. ♪
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