Kim K. Flour-Bomb Update: Now She’s Mulling Assault Charge

by | March 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM | Keeping up with the Kardashians, TV News

Plucky Kim Kardashian got cleaned up and returned to the red carpet Thursday just minutes after a woman dumped flour on her (inset) (Photos: Getty Images)

UPDATED: Kim Kardashian seems poised to reverse her earlier assertion that she wouldn’t press charges against a woman who dumped flour on her at a fragrance-promotion event on Thursday.

Brave Kim previously shrugged off the attack, maintaining her poise and apparently concluding that an occasional flour attack is the price of fame. But in an interview with E!, Kim indicated she’s now thinking of pressing charges.

“I was laughing it off earlier,” she told Giuliana Rancic and Ken Baker of E! News. “And, you know, I think that is the only thing I knew how to do at the time. But I just think it is such a shame that someone like that … would ruin an event, or attempt to ruin an event, that was based around, not only my fragrance, but this [charitable] organization, Dress For Success. … Now that I think about it and had some time to digest it,” she said, “I think, ‘What if that was some other substance? What if that person had a dangerous weapon?’ It’s scary. … It is not acceptable.” — Adam Buckman

PREVIOUSLY: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Reality television star Kim Kardashian laughed off being pelted with a flour-bomb while stepping out to promote her new fragrance.

The star of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” was on the red carpet in West Hollywood on Thursday when an unidentified woman ran up behind her and emptied a bag of white flour over her head, shouting what appeared to be “fur hag”.

The woman was briefly detained and Kardashian, 31, left the event, but returned 10 minutes later in an identical outfit with no trace of flour.

“That probably is the craziest, unexpected, weird thing that ever happened to me…I said to my makeup artist, I wanted more powder and that’s a whole lot of translucent powder right there,” Kardashian joked in an interview with E! Online.

She did not press charges against the flour-bomber, who was released without charge, police said.

Kardashian’s sisters Khloe and Kourtney, who were not at the event, were less forgiving as they took to Twitter to voice their outrage at the incident.

“I wish I was with my sister tonight. I bet you that woman wouldn’t have dared tried a thing,” Khloe posted, while Kourtney added “classy to flour bomb my sister at her charity event helping women.”

Kim Kardashian, one of the highest-paid reality stars on U.S. television, has been heavily criticized recently by animal rights groups for wearing fur clothing.

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