Kendall Jenner Explains Paris Photographer Altercation: 'I Didn't Touch Him'
“So, maybe you saw all of the crazy sensational headlines about how I supposedly punched a paparazzi while Gigi and I were leaving the Balmain after-party in Paris. Well, here’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth!” the 20-year-old model wrote on her app and website.
“Even though you know about my anger towards the paparazzi—I didn’t touch him! 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,” Kendall continued.
Click inside to read Kendall Jenner’s whole explanation…
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!
Later, I asked that he delete the photos, but he wouldn’t. My security, Mason, had to intervene and totally scared him. Mason made him agree to delete them and even forced him to apologize! I wanted to be 100% that the photos were gone for good because the paps can be sneaky. (Sometimes, they will press delete, and when the camera reconfirms if they actually want to delete it, they quickly press ‘no’ thinking celebrities won’t realize it.) He definitely deleted them, which I’m thankful for. 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.