Michael Jackson's former bodyguard discusses armed robbery of Kim Kardashian
10/07/2016 3:58 pm PDT
Crime Watch Daily talks to one of the men Michael Jackson trusted with his life. What does he think about the Kardashian incident, and just how far did he go to protect Jackson?
"Whether you like it or not she is an American icon. She's one of the biggest female superstars in the world. The question is, Who's advising Kim? Who on Earth is advising her?" asks Matt Fiddes.
Michael Jackson's former bodyguard Matt Fiddes spoke with Crime Watch Daily via a satellite interview from London, England. He reveals that the high level of security that surrounded the "King of Pop" puts the "Queen of Reality TV"'s security detail to shame.
"I've never known, in 20 years working with high-profile celebrities, not just Michael Jackson, I've never known anybody to breach into a personal bedroom, that's just unbelievable. I've never known that in my life," said Fiddes.
Crime Watch Daily breaks down exactly how Fiddes says Michael's security measures could have potentially prevented the Kardashian heist in Paris.
"If I was protecting Kim Kardashian, I would treat her just like we used to look after Michael," said Fiddes.
Fiddes revealed to Crime Watch Daily that his security detail for Jackson worked much like the Secret Service does for a U.S. president. His team would go in three days before Jackson ever arrived.
"With Michael Jackson, we put things in place," said Fiddes. "We would have surveillance cameras above the door that are beamed to security guards, bodyguards who sat outside the building."
Kim's bodyguard was reportedly out protecting Kim's sisters Kourtney and Kendall at a nightclub in Paris at the time of the attack. But Fiddes says Kim should never have been left in an unguarded apartment with an estimated $10 million worth of jewelry. He claims a full security team should have been seconds away.
"Normally around six or seven people for someone as high-profile as Kim Kardashian. And then you'd have security inside the property, who are the most trusted kind, who maybe would have an adjoining room or a room next door with a camera that would be linked up to a monitor," said Fiddes.
Fiddes tells us with a celebrity as big as Kim K., coming in and out of the front door is never a good idea. He would always make sure Michael used a low-profile back door.
"Michael would go through the kitchen and through the elevator, the service lift, to get to his bedroom," said Fiddes.
Kim's main job is to be the Queen of Social Media. But Fiddes says documenting every detail of her life is potentially dangerous.
"I think things have changed because of social media. When you put out on Instagram -- which Kim Kardashian has to do, that's what she's famous for -- and Twitter, and you're showing me where you are, what you're wearing, the location, how your room looks, bedrooms, corridors, you're giving away plans to everyone," said Fiddes.
Jackson's former bodyguard says he would even put his job on the line if that's what it took to protect his high-profile clients, insisting they cancel a trip to a potentially dangerous city.
"I would put my foot down or quit my position, and say 'Sorry Kim, due to everything that's happened in Paris, you're not going there. I don't care what fashion world commitments there is, it's just not safe,'" said Fiddes. "We are talking Paris here, the paparazzi city of the world. Paparazzi were accused of killing Princess Diana. It's crazy there. You go there with any celebrity and you get chased all over the place."
Fiddes tells us even with the seemingly relaxed security measures, there seems to be something fishy about the jewelry job in the City of Light.
"It's definitely not a normal robbery, is it? Let's be honest. There's something not adding up right here, but it's not Kim Kardashian's fault, it's the responsibility of the security detail," said Fiddes. "And to me it just looks like it's just one or two guys. She was approached recently in Paris. You should never let your client have someone get close to you like that, and I didn't see the guys, the guy didn't react very fast. This should never happen, it should never happen," said Fiddes.