If Gigi Hadid's legs were made for walking the world's most exclusive runways, consider her arms anti-assault weapons.

This morning (September 22), while leaving a Max Mara show at Milan Fashion Week, Hadid was manhandled by a man TMZ has reported is "internet prankster" Vitalii Sediuk, who's previously harassed Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at celebrity red carpet events.

In the clip above, a smiling Gigi and sister Bella leave the event in good spirits, and Gigi makes a point to take selfies with a handful of fans. As soon as the sisters hit the street, though, Sediuk grabs Gigi from behind and lifts her into the air before she elbows him in the face and frees herself from his grip.

"Let go of me! Who the f--k are you, you piece of s--t?" she yells as the man bounds in the opposite direction.

"Can you go find that guy?" Hadid pleads with a collection of reporters as she and her sister finally get into a car and drive away.

In the aftermath of the event, Gigi chided writer Ellie Henman, who published a headline chronicling the event that read "Not Model Behaviour: Gigi Hadid Aggressively Lashes Out And Elbows Fan In Face."


"The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened. I'm a HUMAN BEING and had every right to defend myself," Hadid argued in a series of tweets. Hadid also urged women to learn self defense, and responded to actor Ansel Elgort's inquiry on where Zayn was at the time.

Watch the moment above, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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