PARIS (AP) — Kim Kardashian received a fright at a Paris Fashion Week event Thursday when she was apparently jostled by someone waiting in a large crowd outside her car.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star had just exited her car at the posh Hotel Salomon de Rothschild when the kerfuffle erupted around 3 p.m.
In a video posted on website TMZ.com, Kardashian appears to stumble briefly after a person lunges towards her feet. Bodyguards instantly push Kardashian out of the way and subdue someone who remains off camera. Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner can be seen yelling "Stop it!"
Ex-journalist Vitalii Sediuk, a former Ukrainian television reporter, told The Associated Press in an email that he is the person in the video, and that he'd only been trying to hug the star.
A representative for Kardashian, Ina Treciokas, said the star had no comment about the incident.
Sediuk, 25, has gained a reputation for outlandish pranks on red carpets in Moscow, Los Angeles and Cannes.
In May, he was arrested and spent two days in jail after jostling with Brad Pitt at a film premiere in Los Angeles. He also crawled underneath America Ferrera's dress at a film premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
The former journalist has also hugged the crotches of Bradley Cooper and Leonardo Di Caprio and crashed the 2013 Grammy Awards.
"I like show business world and my intention is always for fun and entertainment," Sediuk said in his email to the AP.