Kim Kardashian was the victim of a “prank” at Paris Fashion Week. The reality TV star was en route to a Balmain fashion show Thursday when she was tackled as soon as she got out of her car.
In a 15-second video, Kardashian, 33, can be seen getting pushed around by the crowd after the prankster, who has been identified as Vitalii Sediuk, lunged at her. She quickly grabs on to a security guard. Husband Kanye West and "momager" Kris Jenner were with her at the time.
Sediuk said he did not mean to hurt the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star. “I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me as I didn't mean any harm,” he told the U.K.’s Daily Mail. “Kanye is one lucky man as Kim is a goddess!”
There were rumors that he pulled Kardashian’s hair, but a source told the Daily Mail that was false. “Vitalii hugged Kim, which caused a big crowding with the security that pulled him down to the ground,” the insider revealed. “Because of the mess, Kim may have lost her balance, but Vitalii didn't mean any harm.”
The man is notorious for pulling red carpet antics, Us Weekly wrote. In the past, he tried to kiss Will Smith at the “Men In Black 3” premiere, climbed under America Ferrera’s gown at Cannes and hugged Bradley Cooper around the waist at the SAG Awards.
Sediuk, a Ukrainian ex-journalist, was fired by his television network 1+1 TV in June after he hit Brad Pitt at the premiere of “Maleficent” in Los Angeles. After the incident, he tried to explain himself to Mario Lopez on Extra.
"I don't think [there's] something wrong with me," Sediuk said. "I am a different guy who thinks differently and has this entertainment spirit that probably people in Hollywood never experienced before. It’s something different, controversial, extraordinary and it’s hard to explain. I’m normal, at least I believe so."
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