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The Man Who Punched Brad Pitt In The Face

Daisy Ramirez |
May 29, 2014 | 8:51 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Cops arrest Vitalii Sediuk after attacking Brad Pitt (@Variety/ Twitter)
Cops arrest Vitalii Sediuk after attacking Brad Pitt (@Variety/ Twitter)

If you don’t know who Vitalii Sediuk is, now you will.

Sediuk, a claimed Ukrainian journalist and notoriously known for pranking celebrities – has done it again. The 25-year-old is accused of ‘attacking’ Brad Pitt on Wednesday night’s “Maleficent” premiere. Pitt attended the blue carpet premiere to support his partner and the film’s star, Angelina Jolie.

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The incident took place at the El Capitan Theatre where Pitt was signing autographs. While fans crowded Pitt for a piece of his signature, the Ukrainian prankster is said to have jumped a barrier and allegedly punched Pitt in the face. Like I said, if you didn’t know who Sediuk is – hitting Brad Pitt’s face is sure to turn heads. 

Luckily no one was seriously hurt. On the other hand, once Sediuk made contact with Pitt, security guards immediately pulled him away. Police men hand-cuffed a shamelessly Sediuk, who is now being held in custody and booked for battery.

This is definitely not the first time Sediuk has been apprehended by the police for playing a trick on a celebrity. 

Just this month at the Cannes Film Festival, Sediuk crawled under the dress of America Ferrera at the “How to Train Your Dragon 2” premiere. 

Back in January, the prankster pulled another stunt at the Screen Actors Guild Awards where he hugged Bradley Cooper’s knees and buried his face in between. A similar trick he played on Leonardo DiCaprio at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. 

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From crashing the Grammy Awards to strolling in a Bjork-inspired swan outfit, Vitalii Sediuk seems to crash pretty much everywhere and prank anyone. For all we know, this might not be the last time we see the likes of him.

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