Brad Pitt battered by man at premiere of Angelina Jolie movie
The red-carpet entry for a Hollywood movie premiere was interrupted Wednesday evening when a 25-year-old man allegedly battered Brad Pitt, police said.
“Some guy jumped over the barricades and made contact with Brad Pitt,” Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Police arrested Vitalii Sediuk after the incident. He allegedly jumped a barricade around 7:30 p.m. at the El Capitan Theatre and battered Pitt, who was attending the premiere of “Maleficent,” which stars his longtime partner, Angelina Jolie.
Sediuk was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery at the LAPD Hollywood Station shortly after 10 p.m. and was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to online Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department booking records.
It wasn’t the first time Sediuk was involved in a bizarre celebrity incident.
In January, Sediuk appeared at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He somehow found his way to “American Hustle” actor Bradley Cooper, wrapped his arms around Cooper’s legs and pressed his face against the actor.
In February 2013, Sediuk appeared on stage at the Grammys. He nearly ruined Adele’s acceptance speech for solo pop performance. The incident reportedly landed Sediuk a night in jail.
Weeks after that, Sediuk crashed the Academy Awards. He made an entrance wearing a Bjork-style swan dress accessorized by a pail full of replica Oscar statues. But he was stopped by police and told to leave.
In May 2012, Sediuk surfaced at the Moscow premiere of “Men in Black 3,” where he reportedly kissed Will Smith. The actor immediately shoved Sediuk away. As Smith made his way down the red carpet that night, he told one reporter, “[Sediuk] is lucky I didn’t sucker-punch him.”
Sediuk has been described as a Ukrainian journalist.
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