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A Cannes security guard filmed clashing with Kelly Rowland and actresses on the red carpet is being SUED by model Sawa Pontyska, who says she was «brutally» restrained by an official.


A security guard on the Cannes red carpet who was filmed clashing with Kelly Rowland and other attendees is being sued by a Ukrainian model who claims she was «brutally» restrained by the official.

Sawa Pontyjska says she has also filed a legal complaint against organizers of the Cannes Film Festival over the alleged assault.

Pontyjska, who is a FashionTV presenter, told BBC News she was trying to enter the premiere of the French film Marcello Mio with a legitimate ticket when she was restricted.

This is the same premiere that Kelly Rowland attended when she got into an argument with an employee.

Documents released by the model reveal she accused the staff of «physical assault and psychological harm» as well as damaging her reputation, and is seeking €100,000 (£85,000) in damages.

Sawa Pontyjska said she has filed a legal complaint against organizers of the Cannes Film Festival over the alleged assault.

In the video, the model is seen at the top of the stairs to the Palais des Festivals, with the infamous guard hugging her

In the video, the model is seen at the top of the stairs to the Palais des Festivals, with the infamous guard hugging her

Pontyjska posted a video of the altercation to her TikTok page on May 21, and it has already garnered more than 16 million views.

In the video, the model is seen at the top of the stairs to the Palais des Festivals, with the infamous security guard hugging her.

A struggle ensues between the two as the employee seemingly tries to usher her in, but the model struggles to escape her grasp.

Pontyjska pulled away and dropped to the ground before trying to leave, back up the stairs.

However, she was met by more guards and taken inside the building.

She told BBC News: “I tried to escape from this castle. I went downstairs and started running up the stairs because it was the way back (out).

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“She was trying to push me in (to the side) so no one could see what she was doing to me. Then she kicked me out the back door.’

The model added that she has a ticket like everyone else and is not doing anything wrong.

A struggle ensues between the two as the employee seemingly tries to get her in, but the model struggles to escape her grasp.
Pontyjska pulled away and dropped to the ground before trying to leave, back up the stairs

A struggle ensues between the two as the employee seemingly tries to get her in, but the model struggles to escape her grasp.

In her legal complaint, she says she was

In her legal complaint, she says she was «violently assaulted» in front of «thousands of people,» causing her «acute pain» and «psychological trauma.»

The now-notorious bouncer's first viral attack was with Rowland, who was attending the same premiere.

The now-notorious bouncer’s first viral attack was with Rowland, who was attending the same premiere.

She says she has since tried to contact the organizers to apologize, but has yet to receive a response.

In her legal complaint, she says she was «violently assaulted» in front of «thousands of people,» causing her «acute pain» and «psychological trauma.»

The now notorious bouncer first met Rowland attending the same premiere.

As Kelly climbed the famous steps, she appeared to engage in a verbal altercation with a member of security after raising her arm to guide her into place.

Footage of the altercation shows a furious Kelly visibly swearing at the employee as she raised her finger to reprimand the woman in front of the crowd in attendance.

The security guard seemed to frantically reply to Kelly, who even turned to continue her tirade as she walked up the remaining stairs.

Kelly has since spoken out about the incident, claiming there are other women who don’t look like her who have been treated differently, insisting she’s just standing up for herself.

“The woman knows what happened. I know what happened,” she said. «And I have a limit. And I stand behind those boundaries and that’s it.’

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«There were other women walking that carpet who didn’t look exactly like me and they weren’t booed, shoved, or told to get off.»

Just a few days later, there was another ugly spat involving the same crew member and Dominican actress Massiel Taveras.

Just a few days later, there was another ugly spat involving the same crew member and Dominican actress Massiel Taveras.

Taveras attempted to unfurl the Jesus-themed dress on the red carpet, but struggled to untangle it and became angry with the staff.

Taveras attempted to unfurl the Jesus-themed dress on the red carpet, but struggled to untangle it and became angry with the staff.

Just a few days later, another nasty fight broke out with the same crew member and Dominican actress Massiel Taveras.

The star was on the red carpet last weekend and was preparing to unwrap a huge dress featuring Jesus, but it looked like she was stopped by security.

In the footage of the shooting, the actress was stopped by a security guard who was holding out her arm.

As other staff members helped lay out the dress while Taveras waved to fans, she became angry when a security guard held her arm before she posed.

The two exchanged a few words on the red carpet as staff pulled the train up the stairs before Taveras took the end of another guard’s dress and threw it to the floor in frustration.

A female security guard kept her arm close to Taveras as she escorted her up the stairs, though it is unclear what the reason for the guard’s following so closely was.

As she reached the top of the stairs, Taveras – who was previously crowned Miss Dominican Republic and competed in Miss Universe – struggled to unfurl the hem of her dress.

This led to her swearing at the security guard when she tried to intervene and throwing her arms around in frustration.

Recently, the usher came under fire again for

Recently, the usher came under fire again for «disrespecting» Korean actress YoonA by blocking her red carpet photos.

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After the dress finally came untangled, Taveras waved to her fans – but a security guard kept her arm over the actress and appeared to push her towards the entrance.

The move drew an angry reaction from Taveras as she shoved the security guard away from her before raising a finger and glaring at her.

Recently, the usher came under fire again for «disrespecting» Korean actress YoonA by blocking her red carpet photos.

The K-pop star-turned-actress, 33, was preparing to pose on the iconic red steps when she was stopped by security.

Although the actress didn’t show her anger outwardly, her facial expression looked visibly annoyed and uncomfortable as she was fetched down the stairs by a staff member.

The presenter has not been publicly identified, but is known to be a local French woman on a short-term contract with the week-long Festival.

After Kelly Rowland was spat at, fellow security guards at the Cannes Center insisted to DailyMail.com that she was behaving properly and «just doing her job».

«She was an usher who worked under a lot of pressure to keep the people on the carpet moving to prevent the crowds from piling up,» said the festival veteran, who has worked at the resort every May for 20 years.

«There was no pushing, shoving or reprimanding,» he said. “Safety and security are priorities along with adhering to strict timetables set by contracts – even celebrities have to stick to the rules.

“Many ushers are involved and they always act professionally and courteously.

«In this case, the usher was definitely just doing her job – she didn’t do anything wrong.»

Festival organizers did not respond to requests for comment, according to the BBC.



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