So remember the guy that tried to Kiss Will Smith in the mouth last summer?
Same guy who crashed the stage during Adele’s acceptance speech Sunday. (He also snuck into the Grammy’s and got a 2nd row camera seat before making his way on stage besides JLo and Pitbull). CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
How did I know this before the news even broke to the national media? Because I kept a file on the guy that I reviewed before heading to the Ukraine with a client last year.
Ask yourself, what if the guy tried to plant a kiss on one of the entertainers that were on the stage? Would anyone (outside of the artist) have been able to prevent that? This is why I believe the job is so much more than just standing around waiting for something to happen and then reacting.
This particular incident is an excellent example of why the protective agent’s role has to include Protective Intelligence and is still very necessary even with the presence of event security. The mantra of Celebrity Protection and Executive Protection is to “Protect the Client from Harm”, that means protecting their physical well being AND their image.
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