Kim Kardashian-West Attacked In Paris By Same Man Who Grabbed Gigi Hadid

PARIS, FRANCE (CBS SF/AP) – Serial celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk has struck again, this time at Paris Fashion Week, targeting Kim Kardashian-West’s derriere as she was entering the restaurant, L’Avenue.

Kardashian-West’s makeup artist caught the Wednesday incident in a video that he posted to his Instagram account. It shows the reality television star negotiating her way through a crowd of paparazzi past her black car, as Sediuk, a former Ukrainian television reporter, swoops in and seems to attempt to kiss Kardashian’s posterior.

Kardashian-West’s security detail, Pascal Duvier, is seen reacting immediately and pulling the prankster to the floor. She later took to Twitter commending his efforts, “My security @PascalDuvier is a G.”

After the incident, Vitalii posted on Instagram that he was not trying to target Kardashian and that it was a coincdence he was nearby when she appeared. He says he was only protesting her for using “fake butt implants.”

This is the second time Sediuk had accosted Kardashian-West in France.

Just a week ago, he also accosted model Gigi Hadid during Milan Fashion Week. Sediuk said he did it as a form of protest against the use of celebrity models.

According to, Vitalii is notorious for pulling these types of stunts at film premieres, awards shows and other ceremonies. He also targeted celebrities like America Ferrera, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and in a famous viral video, Sediuk planted an uninvited kiss on actor Will Smith.

As for the second Kardashian-West incident, Paris police say they had no immediate indication a formal complaint had been filed.


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One Comment

  1. Alyson says:

    The wording of this article is LITERALLY cut and paste from the ET online article. You guys couldn’t come up with a better way to summarize and then link to the ET article? Seems like sloppy “journalism” to me.

  2. Alyson says:

    As SOON as I hit enter to send my comment through the article COMPLETELY changed as if someone re-wrote it and re-posted it. Hmm…a bit sketchy.

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