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Last night Brad Pitt attended the Hollywood premiere of his fiancee Angelina Jolie’s new movie Maleficent. If he arrived at the El Capitan Theater expecting to walk the red carpet in peace and have his personal space respected without, say, a prankster approaching him and reportedly hitting him in the face, he must have been sorely disappointed. And it’s all thanks to 25-year-old Ukrainian TV reporter and prankster Vitalii Sediuk.
If that name — or just the concept of a Ukrainian red carpet prankster in general — sounds familiar to you, that’s probably because you’ve heard about other incidents he’s been involved in. For instance, just last week he put his head up America Ferrera’s dress on the red carpet at Cannes. He also got up close and personal with both Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper’s crotches earlier this year, and perhaps most famously, he kissed Will Smith a couple of years ago and proceeded to get slapped. Oh, and there was also that time he got onstage during Adele’s Grammys speech.
Page Six reports that Sediuk apparently jumped over a fence at yesterday’s premiere and hit Brad Pitt in the face, according to an LAPD spokesperson. We obviously won’t know the full extent of the attack until a GIF surfaces, but Pitt wasn’t injured, and Sediuk was quickly arrested for misdemeanor battery. He’s being held on $20,000 bail. There he is below being escorted away.
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Sergeant Leonard Calderon said it looked to be “intentional,” but that “remains to be determined. I’m not sure how jumping over a fence and hitting someone could be unintentional, but I’m more concerned about how this guy keeps getting into these events to do these things. Shouldn’t every red carpet at this point begin with security being shown Sediuk’s photo and warned, “DO NOT LET THIS MAN NEAR THE CELEBRITIES!” I just can’t believe he manages these things at so many different events in so many different places on so many different celebrities.
Anywho, here’s the video of Sediuk being subdued by officers and escorted away.