Brad Pitt’s attacker gets red carpet ban

Vitalii Sediuk was arrested after allegedly punching the actor at the premiere of 'Maleficent'

The man who was arrested after allegedly punching Brad Pitt at the premiere of wife Angelina Jolie’s new film Maleficent has been banned from future red carpets.

Vitalii Sediuk pleaded no contest to battery and unlawful activity charges over the incident in Hollywood and has not only been banned from movie premieres and award shows, but has also been ordered to stay away from the Pitt and Jolie, serve a 20-day stint of community service and pay a fine of $220 (£131), reports TMZ

It was Sediuk who also climbed under America Ferrera’s dress at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month and he crashed Adele‘s acceptance speech at last year’s Grammys. It is reported that that Pitt “was giving it some” after being attacked and that Sediuk was led away by security to the sound of cheers from the crowds gathered at the premiere.


Angelina Jolie plays the title character in Maleficent, the glamorous baddie from Sleeping Beauty who proclaims herself “the mistress of all evil”. Pitt and Jolie’s five-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt also makes her screen debut as the young Princess Aurora.

The bumper cast also includes new Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Sharlto Copley and Lesley Manville.

Maleficent opened in UK and US cinemas yesterday (May 30).


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