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Brad Pitt Says Vitalii Sediuk Is Going To 'Spoil It For The Fans'

6/18/2014

Brad Pitt is now speaking out about his now-infamous run-in with red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk, and has released a statement to People regarding the incident.

"I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me. I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels. I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head – not too hard – but enough to get his attention, because he did let go. I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses."

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On Wednesday, Pitt greeting fans and signing autographs at the Hollywood premiere of his fiancee Angelina Jolie's new film Maleficent, when Sediuk jumped over a barricade to reach the actor.

Pitt, who attended the premiere with Jolie and five of their six young children, was struck in the face by the notorious journalist, who had been working for a Ukrainian television network. Sediuk has since been fired in the wake of the incident.

Sediuk was promptly wrestled to the ground by private security, and was then handcuffed and arrested by LAPD.

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This isn't the first time Sediuk has gotten in trouble for one of his stunts. He was recently detained after crawling under America Ferrera's dress at the Cannes Film Festival, he attempted to kiss Will Smith at the 2012 premiere of Men In Black 3, and he even famously crashed the Grammy Awards, which almost landed him in jail for 6 months.

"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," Pitt continued in his statement to People. "And he should know, if he tries to look up a woman's dress again, he's going to get stomped."

On Friday, Sediuk plead no contest to battery and was sentenced to three years of probation, and he will be obligated to seek one year of psychiatric help.

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