Recently, a member of the Hollywood ELITE has gotten herself into just a bit of hot water with the feds. That’s right. Apparently, Kim Kardashian West has now been ordered to “hand over a statue from the classical Roman period” that had came from (read: been looted from) Italy. In typical liberal fashion, she is playing dumb. Statue? What statue would that be? I didn’t buy a statue. However, West is apparently working with the authorities to determine just what it was that Kanye West had been doing behind her back with the Belgian decorator they had hired to furnish their mansion and make it look like a museum.
Getting Up Close and Personal With Justice Department Prosecutors
Of course, part of the reason why Kardashian couldn’t just go ahead and turn this statue over is that it was seized by customs agents when they came back from Italy in 2016. The statue has been in a warehouse and collecting dust ever since.
They are now asking Kardashian to sign this over so that this first-century statue can be returned to Italy where it belongs. No problem, Kim says. However, there is now indeed a problem, because federal prosecutors have now filed a civil complaint against the Kardashians, alleging that the statue should be returned because it is “historically significant” and it was “carved in the 1st or 2nd Century by renowned ancient sculptor Myron.”
Federal prosecutors are claiming that this statue was “confiscated because it is a fragment of Myron’s Samian Athenia.” Overall, the shipment was valued at $750,000 and it was indeed addressed to Kim Kardashian at her California residence. The sale was apparently made in care of Kim’s trust, which she says is the main way that she purchases such items.
In a nutshell, the statue tells one popular myth regarding the Roman god of Athena, and Marsyas, the satyr. According to ancient mythology, satrys are spirits known for their fertility. Apparently, the whole part of the piece depicted a scene where Marsyas was playing the flutes, but because Athena tried to play it herself and didn’t like how it made her look, she got violent with Marsyas and put a curse on the flute that anyone who played it would be cursed with death.
Sounds like something that the anti-Trump crowd would do, but I digress.
Anyhow, it’s a very neat mythological story, but all that California prosecutors are concerned with is how the statue ended up in California and who smuggled it here.
At the time that the item was shipped, Kim Kardashian’s husband Kanye was working with Belgian interior designer Axel Vervoodt, who apparently arranged for the shipment.
Someone on the Kardashian side of this dispute tried to send a receipt showing that this was a legitimate purchase, but no such luck from the feds.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. It seems like just another instance where Hollywood elites think that the rules do not apply to them.
What do you think about this mess with the Hollywood elite? Robin Leach of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous fame must be turning over in his grave right now. Either way, your comments are appreciated!