The 'prankster' who attacked Gigi Hadid has also lashed out at Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian was ambushed by the so-called prankster after a show at Paris Fashion Week.

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Kim Kardashian was ambushed by the so-called prankster after a show at Paris Fashion Week.

On Wednesday as Kim Kardashian was heading to L'Avenue restaurant during Paris fashion week when she was assaulted by a passing man by who lunged at her - evading fans and her heavy security - in order to attempt to plant a kiss on her butt cheek.

Luckily, Kardashian's security guard then succeeded in apprehending him - hence a tweet where she calls him a 'G'.

The man who attacked Kim is Vitalii Sediuk, a self-styled 'prankster' who just last week lashed out at Gigi Hadid, grabbing her and leading her to defend herself by elbowing him.

Hadid's attack become headline news and necessitated her defending herself against victim-shaming claims that her actions were 'not model behaviour'. She wrote a powerful letter for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter on the topic of self defence.

Despite the backlash, Sediuk hasn't learned and lashed out at Kardashian while she was simply going about her business. This isn't the first time he's attempted to attack Kardashian, either. Two years ago, also at Paris Fashion Week, he lunged at her buttocks and had to be removed by her security team.

He's also previously targetted America Ferrera, by attempting to crawl under her skirt at an awards ceremony and spent two days in prison for attacking Brad Pitt at a premiere of Maleficent in 2014.

The ex-reporter has now responded to the incident, claiming to AP that the attack on Kardashian was an attempt 'to popularize natural beauty among teenage girls.' He also says it was not planned and that he and the 34-year-old just happened to be in the same place at the same time. Confounding statements indeed. Let's hope he reconsiders issuing an apology very soon.

Kardashian is taking action against Sediuk's abhorrent behaviour. TMZ reports she wants to file a complaint to French police and plans to order a restraining order.

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