Brad Pitt Attacked On 'Maleficent' Red Carpet By Vitalii Sediuk
Brad Pitt became the latest victim of the antics of Ukranian TV presenter Vitalii Sediuk when he was slapped on the Maleficent red carpet Wednesday night.
Brad Pitt Attacked
Pitt had joined his fiancee and star of the live action Disney film, Angelina Jolie, on the red carpet, signing autographs and answering questions when Sediuk allegedly attacked him. The TV presenter reportedly leapt over a fan barrier, went up to Pitt and hit him in the face, but thankfully didn’t injure the World War Z actor.
"[Brad] was fine, unharmed and went about his evening and watched the movie with his family," a source told People magazine.
Security guards were able to quickly wrestle Sediuk to the other side of the barrier. Sediuk was subsequently handcuffed and arrested on suspicion of battery, according to LAPD spokesperson Nuria Venegas.
"This was an unfortunate and inappropriate incident that is being investigated by the LAPD,” a Disney spokesperson said to People.
Vitalii Sediuk's Past Stunts
Sediuk has become infamous for the inappropriate stunts he pulls on celebrities. Back in 2012, he received a slap from Will Smith when he tried to kiss him at a Men in Black 3 premiere. In 2013, he charged up the stage at the Grammys while Adele was accepting the award for best pop solo performance.
Prior to Wednesday’s incident, Sediuk’s most recent stunt was at Cannes earlier this month. At the premiere of How to Train Your Dragon 2, he managed to crawl under America Ferrera’s dress before she, her costars – Cate Blanchett, Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington and Djimon Hounsou – and security took notice.