Vitalii Sediuk, Red Carpet Prankster, Performs Community Service Wearing Brad Pitt T-Shirt
Vitalii Sediuk, the now infamous red carpet prankster, was spotted doing his court-ordered community service wearing a tank top featuring a photo of his most recent victim, Brad Pitt.
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Vitalii Sediuk Assaults Brad Pitt
Sediuk is currently doing community service as a result of his most recent red carpet stunt. On May 28, Sediuk approached Pitt on the red carpet of Maleficent, jumping over the police barrier to assault the actor. He was promptly arrested and removed form the premises.
Sediuk, a Ukranian journalist who has been targeting stars on the red carpet for years, was fired prior to the Pitt stunt after he snuck his head under America Ferrera’s dress at the Cannes Film Festival. While he was not charged then, he was charged with battery and unlawful activity after his Maleficent attack.
A photo of Sediuk released on Wednesday, June 11, shows Sediuk performing his court-ordered community service, wearing a bright orange vest and carrying a broom. Under the vest, Sediuk wore a white top with a large photo of a shirtless Pitt printed on the front.
Vitalii Sediuk Sentenced To Community Service
Sediuk, 25, pled no contest and was sentenced to 36-months probation during which he must complete 20 days of community service and get psychological treatment for one year. The judge also ordered Sediuk to stay at least 500 yards away from any and all celebrity events, including red carpets, and was also the recipient of a specific restraining order from Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
“I don’t mind an exhibitionist, but if this guy keeps it up he’s going to spoil it for the fans who have waited up all night for an autograph or a selfie, because it will make people more wary to approach a crowd. And he should know, if he tries to look up a woman’s dress again, he’s going to get stomped,” Pitt said in a statement after the attack.
Jolie backed up Pitt’s statements at a recent press junket, promising fans that this one incident will not affect their red carpet interactions in the future.
“People like that are an exception to the rule. Most fans are just wonderful. We’ve had a wonderful experience over the years, and we’re very grateful for their support, and it will not change the way we behave,” Jolie said.
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