French officials are reportedly analysing several DNA samples found in the Paris apartment where American reality TV star Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed of $10m (£8.15m) in jewels at gunpoint.

Kardashian was in the French capital for Paris fashion week when she was robbed on 3 October by five men posing as police officers.

One of the sources close to the enquiry told AFP on Tuesday, "These DNA samples are currently being analysed." However, the source added that no DNA could be recovered from Kardashian's diamond pendant which was found on the street near her residence in Paris only hours after the crime.

The TV star was tied up and locked in the bathroom while the robbers stole a ring worth around €4m ($4.5m, £3.6m) and other jewellery worth around €5m. Two smart phones were also stolen during the theft in Madeleine district of Paris. The reality star flew back to the US after being questioned by the police over the robbery.

Meanwhile, Kardashian is suing a celebrity gossip website MediaTakeout for saying that she faked the robbery in Paris last week. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for defamation and specifies the names of both the website and its founder Fred Mwangaguhunga.

The lawsuit which was filed at a federal court in New York said that after being "the victim of a horrific and traumatic armed robbery in France, Kim Kardashian returned to the US only to again be victimised, but this time by an online gossip tabloid that published a series of articles in early October 2016 referring to her a as liar and thief".

It further said, "claimed, without any factual support whatsoever, that Kardashian faked the robbery, lied about the violent assault, and then filed a fraudulent claim with her insurance company to bilk her carrier out of millions of dollars".

The mother of two and wife of rapper Kanye West, gained popularity through her reality TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians.

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Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint in Paris on 3 October [file photo] Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images