Kendall Jenner Defends Herself with 'the Whole Truth' About That Paparazzi Dustup: 'I Didn't Touch Him!'
Kendall Jenner got into an argument with a paparazzo earlier this month in Paris
On Monday, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took to her website and app to defend herself against reports that she had punched a photographer after photos surfaced of the alleged scuffle outside of a Paris nightclub.
According to the star, she never actually threw a punch: “Even though you know about my anger towards the paparazzi – I didn’t touch him!” she wrote.
The model, 20, said she was covering her face as she walked out with bestie Gigi Hadid and their security: “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,” Jenner explained. “I was so annoyed. All I ask for is just a bubble of space to breathe, and he disrespected that.”
The star said she 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!” she went on.
Jenner said she then asked the photographer to delete the original photos he had taken, but that he refused so her security “had to intervene and totally scared him.”
“I wanted to be 100 percent that the photos were gone for good because the paps can be sneaky,” Jenner said, explaining that “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.”
Jenner wrapped up the post by reiterating that “violence is never my thing.”
“I get that [the paparazzi] have a job to do, too – but I’d love it if they gave me a break every now and then,” she added.