Kim Kardashian West's insurance company is suing her bodyguard for $6.1 million bodyguard after she was robbed in Paris two years ago.

The security guard, whose name is Pascal Duvier, had left the reality TV star alone in October 2016 in a Paris hotel room, where she was subsequently robbed at gunpoint.

The incident occurred during Paris Fashion Week. The five robbers dressed as police officers, put a gun to her head while they robbed her before tying her up, gagging her and locking her in a bathroom.

The reality star described the incident on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’: "They dragged me out on to the hallway on top of the stairs.

"That’s when I saw the gun clear, like clear as day. I was kind of looking at the gun, looking down back at the stairs."

Mr Duvier at the time was accompanying Kardashian West's sisters, Kourtney and Kendall, to a nightclub, leaving Kim without security at the No Address Hotel.

Insurer American International Group (AIG), which paid for the cost of the jewellery stolen in the incident, claims that Duvier and his company Protect Security “negligently” protected the star's private apartment.

They have filed a lawsuit in Delaware which also alleges that there were “a number of security breaches in the hotel”, including a missing lock on the front gate to the hotel’s courtyard and a broken intercom system, which they believe should also have been addressed.

TMZ broke the news, reporting that Kardashian West is not suing but rather AIG, having paid her claim, is going after the individual and company it believes “negligently, carelessly, and/or recklessly performed their protection, security, monitoring, inspection, and/or surveying of” Kardashian West and the Hotel.

Duvier and his Protect Security company have reportedly acted as protection for other celebrities, including singer Ciara and the Black Eyed Peas.