WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — A woman threw a white substance — believed to be flour — at E! television personality Kim Kardashian at a West Hollywood hotel Thursday evening, a sheriff’s deputy said.
The woman was detained by security at the hotel in the 1000 block of San Vicente Boulevard, near Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Peter Gomez said.
Kardashian told officials she did not want to press charges.
A non-criminal battery report was taken, according to Gomez.
Kardashian returned to her room where she removed powder from her hair and clothing and returned to the event she was hosting, Gomez said.
Paramedics were summoned to the scene, but Kardashian declined medical attention, Gomez said.
The incident occurred at the London Hotel where Kardashian was reportedly holding an event promoting her new fragrance line, True Reflection.
PETA denies having anything to do with the attack and issued a statement Friday.
“PETA has tried everything from polite letters to public protests, but Kim Kardashian has not been moved by the news that animals are beaten, electrocuted, and even skinned alive for real fur garments. Whoever threw that flour may reach her when our polite appeals did not.”
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