Kendall Jenner: I Did NOT Punch Paparazzo
Kendall Jenner is denying she punched a paparazzo during an incident in Paris earlier this month.
As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner was accused of punching a photographer who was too close for comfort outside the club L’Arc on March 3. Joined by Gigi Hadid, Jenner was swarmed by paparazzi as they exited, and one in particular seemed to get up in her face. The model’s bodyguard was seen stepping in before the altercation could escalate.
Now more than two weeks later, Jenner is using her official website to “tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth” about the scuffle. In a post called “My Paparazzi Punch,” the reality star actually insists, “I didn’t touch him!” She recalls, “Gigi, security and I were walking out together in a conga-line formation. I was covering my face because I was super sweaty after dancing in the club all night (the last thing on earth I wanted was to have my photo taken at that moment!). All of a sudden, this paparazzi took his camera and started taking pictures right below my face.”
“It was in my personal space, like centimeters from my body. I was so annoyed. All I ask for is just a bubble of space to breathe, and he disrespected that,” she continues. “So, I grabbed his camera and pushed it away across my body, sort of trying to push and pull it out of his hand at the same time. Of course, that side motion with my arm is why all of the pictures look like punches were flying. They totally weren’t! I just wanted him and his camera out of my face!”
Jenner says her security guard ultimately convinced the paparazzo to delete the up-close photos and “even forced him to apologize.” “He definitely deleted them, which I’m thankful for,” she writes. “Violence is never my thing. I get that they have a job to do, too — but I’d love it if they gave me a break every now and then.”
As Gossip Cop has noted, Jenner previously wrote on her blog about being “scared” of the paparazzi’s actions, but unafraid to “tell them off” and “go off on them.” And that’s apparently what happened in Paris.