Supermodel Gigi Hadid says she had the right to defend herself after she was filmed swinging at a man who tried to pick her up while she was leaving a fashion show in Milan (video below).
The 21-year-old supermodel was leaving the Max Mara fashion show during Milan Fashion Week, which she took part in, when the incident took place.
Hadid took pictures with fans as she walked out of the show with her sister, Bella, and security. Then, suddenly, a man ran up behind her, wrapped his arms around her, and picked her up. Hadid started flailing and elbowed the man in the face.
After the man set her down, he ran off as the model yelled to him, "Who the f*** are you, you piece of s***?"
The man is believed to be internet prankster Vitalii Sediuk, according to the Daily Mail.
After video of the incident was uploaded and quickly went viral, Hadid took to Twitter to defend herself.
"I am a HUMAN BEING and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself," she wrote. "How dare that idiot think he has a right to man handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho..."