PICS: Kim Kardashian West attacked by celebrity prankster
29 September 2016, 16:42
Paris - Kim Kardashian West has been attacked by a prankster who tried to plant a kiss on her butt.
The 35-year-old star was set upon by Vitalii Sediuk - who grabbed the raven-haired beauty in 2014, and targeted Gigi Hadid last week - at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday as he attempted to smooch her posterior, but he was wrestled to the ground by the reality star's security team.
Kim praised her security team on Twitter:
The reality star was heading to the Balmain fashion show at the time of the incident, which resulted in Kim's bodyguards pinning him to the ground.
His mouth appeared to get extremely close to touching the star's derriere, but it's not thought he made contact with her posterior.
It is not known if he was arrested.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Sediuk confirmed he perpetrated the attack as a protest "to popularize natural beauty among teenage girls."
He also claimed that it was not premeditated — and it was a "coincidence" that both he and Kardashian happened to be at the same spot.
This comes just a week after the Vitalii was elbowed in the face by supermodel Gigi after he lifted her up at Milan Fashion Week.
In 2014, the Ukrainian former TV presenter - who has also targeted Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in the past - appeared to grab Kim's legs and pull her towards the floor before security waded in, also at the Balmain fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.
See the paparazzi pics here: