Brad Pitt's Red Carpet Attacker Is Officially Banned From Hollywood Events
The pranking party is over for Vitalii Sediuk, who reportedly punched Brad Pitt in the face at the premiere of Angelina Jolie's Maleficent, on Wednesday. A Los Angeles County judge on Friday banned Vitalii from the red carpet, ordering him to stay 500 yards (about 450 metres) away from Hollywood events. After Vitalii pleaded no contest to one count each of battery and disturbing the peace, the judge sentenced him to a "$200 fine, 20 days of community labour, and 36 months of summary probation," and ordered psychiatric counselling, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Vitalii is no stranger to pranking A-listers, but his latest rash of stunts have gotten more and more shocking. Most recently, he violated America Ferrera at the Cannes Film Festival when he crawled up her gown while she was posing on the festival's famous red carpet. Earlier this year, he also hugged both Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper's crotches, the latter of which he did at the 2014 SAG Awards. The two actors laughed off the incident at the time. Before these most recent stunts, Vitalii made headlines when he tried to kiss Will Smith during a red carpet interview. Will responded by lightly slapping Vitalii on the cheek. Vitalii also stormed the Grammys while Adele was accepting an award back in 2013.
Despite the red carpet mishap, Brad and Angelina carried on with their red carpet duties as if nothing had happened. Vitalii, meanwhile, was taken into custody and a temporary restraining order was granted, ordering Vitalii to stay 500 feet way from Brad for five days.