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Brad Pitt Hit In The Face By Infamous Red Carpet Prankster

6/17/2014

Entertainment Tonight

Fight Club star Brad Pitt got into a scuffle Wednesday with infamous prankster Vitalii Sediuk on the red carpet premiere of Maleficent at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.

Pitt, who was signing autographs at the time, was struck in the face by Sediuk, who had jumped over metal barriers to get close to the 50-year-old actor.

Sediuk was immediately detained by security and wrestled to the floor before being handcuffed and placed under arrest by police. It is believed that Sediuk will be booked for misdemeanor battery.

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While Pitt was surprised and shocked by the events, it does not appear that he was injured during the incident.

Sediuk, an reporter for a Ukrainian television network, has recently become infamous in the entertainment industry for his red carpet antics.

Earlier this month, he was detained at the Cannes Film Festival for sticking his head up America Ferrera's dress. He also famously attempted to kiss Will Smith on a red carpet in 2012, and was then slapped in the face by the actor.

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At the 2014 SAG awards in January, Seduik ran onto the red carpet and dropped to his knees to hug Bradley Cooper around his waist, with his face in Cooper's crotch. It was the same stunt he pulled on Leonardo DiCaprio the next month at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

His biggest prank happened at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Sediuk managed to sneak into the ceremony without passes or credentials, and when it was announced that Adele had won an award, Sediuk raced on stage and took the trophy from Jennifer Lopez, who had been presenting the category.

Sediuk spent that night behind bars. He narrowly avoided a six-month jail sentence on the condition that he stay out of legal trouble for three years and never come back to the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live again.

It has been less than a year since that agreement, and Sediuk has had numerous encounters with the law since. It is unclear if his most recent stunt will carry longer-lasting ramifications than those before.

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