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Brad Pitt Attacked on Red Carpet at 'Maleficent' Premiere

The suspect, a Ukrainian TV reporter, was arrested for suspicion of battery.

Brad Pitt. Patch file photo.
Brad Pitt. Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 10:01 p.m. May 28, 2014. Edited with new details.

A 25-year-old Ukrainian television reporter was arrested for allegedly attacking actor Brad Pitt on the red carpet tonight at the premiere of his partner Angelina Jolie's movie "Maleficent".

Pitt was not injured in the attack, which occurred outside the El Capitan Theatre in the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Nuria Vinegas said.

According to the entertainment news website TMZ, Vitalii Sediuk was able to make contact with Pitt's face before being nabbed by police.

Sediuk was arrested for suspicion of misdemeanor battery with bail set at $20,000, according to booking records.

Sediuk, a reporter for the Ukrainian 1+1 television channel, was charged with leaving a spectator area and entering a performance area, and interfering with and delaying program participants after he took over the stage at the 2013 Grammys, according to entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter.

Sediuk's lawyer, Anthony Willoughby, told The Hollywood Reporter in June 2013 that his client had pleaded no contest to the charges, and that judgement had been deferred.

"If he stays clean for three years, he'll be able to withdraw his plea and the charges will be dismissed," Willoughby said.

Sediuk had also crashed other movie red carpet events.

--City News Service


emma May 29, 2014 at 04:13 PM
LAPD visits our Hollywood neighborhood councils and tells us crime in Hollywood is out of control. We know this, those of us that live here, we can hear the gun shots ringing out . Yet the phony politicians, Garcetti, LaBonge, O'Farrell... and the worst offender, president of Hollywood Chamber, continue spewing their false PR about crime stats being good and crime is way down here. So frightened are they that there will be more articles as the one in the N.Y. Times after the young woman was knifed at Hollywood Highland at 8:30PM in daylight, and hit the papers across the country asking 'is Hollywood still safe' may hurt business here. So the phonies held a press conference in a Hollywood Blvd. restaurant to let the world know it is safe, heaven forbid they lose any tourist money. Money is all they care about. They are raping our communities turning Hollywood over to mega developers who get them elected (O'Farrell, Garcetti) and all they care about is giving mega developers what they want, destroying communities. Nightclubs, cheap shot bars, gun shots ringing out at night...This is Eric Garcetti's 'revitalized' Hollywood' What will it take to calm this crime ridden chaos down? Not constant street closures, for constant movie premieres, (and there will be even more with the Chinese Theatres new ownership), constantly on big Hollywood Bowl nights, not more night clubs, not more cheap shot bars, adding to what LAPD tells us is 'out of control crime' What do Garcetti, LaBonge, O'Farrell, and Gubler , Pres. of Hollywood Chamber all have in common? NOT ONE LIVES HERE. They only see it as a money making west coast Times Square (before it was revitalized).., the more events, the more (abusive) street closures the better.. They don't care and are in denial that communities of PEOPLE actually live here too. People who can't leave their neighborhoods, can't get home to them. Can't get in or out. LAFD can't get to them if someone is having a heart attack or if there is a fire. It is only a matter of time...Hollywood is waiting to explode. And the jerks supposedly leading the city are doing nothing about it but adding to the chaos. It is obvious that even security guarded Red Carpet events are vulnerable. So move them..Move the now risky movie premieres somewhere else, or at least limit the ones in Hollywood..,since it is now another Hollywood Blvd. hot spot, danger zone. Find a place where Red Carpet people are not risking their lives, before the next nut case/stalker does more than just harrassing celebs, and give Hollywood a chance to be safer, to flow and move and breathe again. And don't vote for any Hollywood Chamber PAC candidates.. Because they don't care one iota about anyone's quality of life in Hollywood either. The Hollywood Chamber is killing Hollywood.
Scott Zwartz May 29, 2014 at 04:23 PM
They don't care. There's a sucker born every minute to believe their nonsense, and they think that tax dollars are endless.
Average American June 05, 2014 at 11:30 AM
If that Eurotrash tried that with me he would be eating applesause with a busted jaw.

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