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Kim Kardashian assaulted by Gigi Hadid’s attacker

The ‘prankster’ lunged at her, managing to kiss her on the butt before security tackled him

The man who assaulted Gigi Hadid just last week has now targeted Kim Kardashian in a new attack in Paris.

Vitalii Sediuk made it past security to lunge at Kardashian as she walked from a car, grabbing her leg and managing to kiss her on the bum before he was tackled. 

Sediuk recently grabbed model Gigi Hadid from behind and lifted her in the air while she exited a show in Milan. Hadid was forced to defend herself from the surprise attack. In incidents that he presumably thinks are funny rather than harmful, the man has also previously targeted Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and America Ferriera.

It isn't the first time he's went for Kardashian either - two years ago he rushed at her at Paris Fashion Week. In the wake of this incident though, TMZ reports that the reality star is pressing charges and filing a restraining order against Sediuk.

Kardashian gave a shoutout to her security on Twitter, who despite the attack, took care of Sediuk swiftly.

And in a bizarre response, he has written an Instagram post detailing his reasoning behind the attack - somehow justifying unconsented touching with some aversion to bum implants.

"I was protesting Kim for using fake butt implants. I encourage her and the rest of Kardashian clan to popularise natural beauty among teenage girls who follow and defend them blindly," he wrote.

"P.s. I was sitting there outside the posh restaurant to use free wifi and eating my ice-cream. When all of a sudden, the pack of paparazzi came out and the car with Kim Kardashian. I swear I didn't know she was going to be there. So I had to come out with an idea very fast. Does it mean if I don't go to celebrities, they come to me? Lol."

Gigi Hadid recently spoke out about her own assault, telling Lena Dunham about the incident. "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."

She continued: "Practicing self-defence is important so that when you're in the moment, reacting from muscle memory comes more naturally to you than freezing up.

"Confidence in your own ability to defend yourself comes with educating yourself about it, and is a massive advantage when in an unsafe situation."