Serial prankster ambushes Kardashian in Paris
Kim Kardashian has reportedly filed a police complaint after she was ambushed by a prankster as she entered a restaurant in Paris.
Footage shows the reality star walking past photographers when a man in sunglasses suddenly lunges forward and seemingly attempts to kiss her bottom.
Vitalii Sediuk was quickly pulled to the floor by a security guard.
This is the second time that Sediuk, a former Ukrainian television reporter, has targeted Kardashian.
On Instagram, he claimed his stunt was in protest at Kardashian’s use of cosmetic surgery – and called on her family to “popularise natural beauty among teenage girls who follow and defend them blindly”.
Sediuk also insisted that his attack was unplanned, adding that he was merely eating ice cream outside the restaurant and did not know Kardashian was going to be there.
Last week he grabbed Gigi Hadid as she left a fashion show in Milan, with video showing the supermodel forcefully elbowing Sediuk to loosen his grip.
Following some articles questioning her behaviour, Hadid defended herself in an interview with Lenny Letter, saying: “Honestly, I felt I was in danger, and I had every right to react the way I did.
“If anything, I want girls to see the video and know that they have the right to fight back, too, if put in a similar situation.”
After that altercation, Sediuk said the stunt was a protest against the use of celebrity models.
The prankster spent two days in jail in 2014 after he punched Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a premiere in Los Angeles.
Sediuk was sentenced to 20 days’ community service, and was photographed cleaning a park dressed in a hi-vis jacket and a tank top adorned with a picture of Pitt.
The ex-journalist also caused controversy after crawling underneath America Ferrera’s dress at a premiere during Cannes festival.