There was a frightening moment for Kim Kardashian, her husband Kanye West, and her mother Kris Jenner as they arrived at the Balmain show at Paris Fashion Week on Thursday.
As the video shows, the family arrives, surrounded by press and fans, and West gets out of the car. On the passenger side, Kardashian gets out, and though she’s guarded by security, a man in a yellow scarf can be seen diving at the reality star’s legs, grabbing her. At that point, all hell breaks loose.
Security spins around, grabbing the man amid the throngs of onlookers, trying to pry him away from Kardashian. Meanwhile, Jenner jumps from the car in obvious worry, yelling at the man to stop.
And the big surprise? The attacker isn’t some anonymous fan, but rather Vitalii Sediuk — the Ukrainian former TV presenter who is known for assaulting various stars, including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Bradley Cooper, and for shoving his head up America Ferrera’s dress at the Cannes Film Festival.
“I hope Kim is OK and won’t be mad at me as I didn’t mean any harm,” Vitalii told the Mail Online after the incident. “Kanye is one lucky man as Kim is a Goddess!”
So why did he do it?
After Sediuk assaulted Brad Pitt on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Angelina Jolie’s film Maleficent in May, Sediuk was sentenced to three years’ probation, a year of psychological counselling and 20 days of community service. Pitt also got a restraining order against Sediuk to prevent any such incidents occurring to him or his wife Jolie in the future.
Vitalii stated that he went after Kardashian specifically to protest the United States for banning him from entering the country. He even took a selfie and posted it to Instagram before the event (see below).
Because, you know, if there was ever a way to get the U.S. to think you’re NOT a threat, it’s by attacking one of its citizens in a foreign country.
For more photos as everything unfolds, visit the Mail Online.