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Kim Kardashian’s 'attacker' apologises for his actions

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the presentation of Lanvin's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the presentation of Lanvin's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the presentation of Lanvin's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
TV personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West attend the Israeli-American designer Alber Elbaz Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Lanvin during Paris Fashion Week September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)
Kim Kardashian's attacker has apologised for his actions

Independent Newsdesk and Agencies

Kim Kardashian’s attacker has apologised for nearly pulling the reality star to the ground when he arrived at the Balmain show during Paris Fashion Week.

The notorious Ukranian prankster Vitalii Sediuk flung himself around Kim’s feet and tackled her as she exited the car, but insisted he “didn’t mean any harm”.

Vitalii Sediuk has said he is the person in a video with Kim Kardashian outside of her car at a Paris Fashion Week event, and that he'd only been trying to hug the star. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)
Vitalii Sediuk has said he is the person in a video with Kim Kardashian outside of her car at a Paris Fashion Week event, and that he'd only been trying to hug the star. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)

"I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me as I didn't mean any harm,” he told MailOnline. “Kanye is one lucky man as Kim is a Goddess!'

A video of the incident showed Vitalii waiting at the front of the crowd as Kim and Kanye’s car pulled up in front of the show venue.

Kim Kardashian and her husband U.S rap artist Kanye West arrive at the Balmain Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection, in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)
Kim Kardashian and her husband U.S rap artist Kanye West arrive at the Balmain Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection, in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)

As he launched his attack, Kim was seen falling into the arms of a nearby bodyguard as her security team battled to protect her.

The mother-of-one narrowly avoided falling flat on the floor, with her security then quickly ushering her, Kanye and Kim’s mother Kris Jenner into the venue.

Kanye was later seen looking angry and upset by the incident, before comforting his clearly shaken wife.

Vitalii is famous in his native Ukraine for his red carpet pranks.

Most recently, he attacked Brad Pitt at the premiere of wife Angelina Jolie’s movie Maleficent.

After being charged with the attack, Vitalii was sentenced to 20 days of community service.

However, Vitalii insists he never threw the alleged punch, saying: “I never hit, I never punched, I never slapped Brad Pitt in the face. This is absolutely false information.”

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