My Kids ‘Don’t Know’ What Happened During Robbery


Dorit Kemsley
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Keep them safe. Dorit Kemsley revealed that her kids still don’t know about their home being robbed, despite footage of the night airing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

“The kids still don’t know what happened?” Andy CohenThe fashion designer, 45, was asked to speak about the incident. Andy Cohen Live on Camera: Watch What HappensWednesday, May 11, 2011. “They do not,” Kemsley confirmed.

RHOBH’s Dorit Kemsley Says Her Kids Still Don’t Know About Home Invasion

Dorit Kemsley
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Three men broke into the TV personality’s Encino, California, home in October 2021 while she and her two children — son, Jagger, 8, and her daughter, Phoenix, 6 — were sleeping. Dorit’s husband, Paul “PK” Kemsley, was in London during the time of the invasion.

Recalling the incident was a great way to remember it. WWHLDorit explained to me that Dorit initially thought that the burglars were her children, and she was putting her bed in their room. “They sleep with me 100 percent of the time when PK is out of town,” she said. “I was in bed and all the lights were off. We had just flown from London to pick up the kids, and we were all jet-lagged. … When I heard [the door] unlock, it’s a sound I hear every night, Andy. So, I just thought, ‘OK, it’s them.’”

It wasn’t until until she got up to investigate a light in the hallway that Dorit found herself face-to-face with the intruders. “They didn’t expect me to be home,” she continued. “I had to tell them, ‘Take it all. I don’t care about any of [my designer goods]. Just don’t hurt my babies.”

According to a statement released by LAPD at the time of the robbery, the suspects were in the reality star’s home for around 20 minutes and “took handbags, jewelry, and watches with a significant monetary loss and fled the location in a black truck.” The police also noted that the reality TV star “was in fear and complied with the suspects’ demands by directing them to valuables,” during the intrusion.

“When [the first robber]I saw him panicking and he charged at and grabbed my hand. [He said], ‘Get down on the f—king ground. I’m gonna f—king kill you,’” Dorit recounted in the season 12 premiere of RHOBHThe program aired Wednesday. “I was just hunched over sobbing, going, ‘Please I have little babies. Please, I’m a mother. Please, I beg of you, my kids need me, please please please please.’ … I thought, this is it, ‘I’m gonna die, he’s gonna pull the trigger.’ I envisioned them killing me and then going and killing my kids.”

Dorit admitted to WWHL that it was hard for her to remember the experience. RHOBHShe was grateful for her children’s safety and well-being. “[The trauma]This is ongoing. Listen, first and foremost, I’m so grateful that myself and my family are safe,” she explained. “Obviously it’s a particularly difficult time … but I know I’ll get through it.”

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