Repeat Offender: Reporter Attacks Brad Pitt At ‘Maleficent’ Premiere! Was This Another “Emotional Impulse?”
First Will Smith! Then Leonardo DiCaprio! Now … Brad Pitt!
During Wednesday night’s Los Angeles premiere of Angelina Jolie’s forthcoming film, Maleficent, reporter Vitalii Sediuk bum-rushed Brad Pitt while the star made his way down the red carpet.
The Los Angeles Police Department tells HipHollywood that around 7:30 p.m, Sediuk jumped over the barrier at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and made contact with Pitt before being taken out by law enforcement. We are told that Ukraine native was arrested for battery.
Vitalii Sediuk is the same reporter who was arrested for attempting to crash the Grammys, who put his face in Leonardo DiCaprio’s crotch during the Santa Barbara Int’l. Film Festival earlier this year and who got slapped by Will Smith for attempting to kiss him.
When HipHollywood talked exclusively with Sediuk in May 2012 about the Smith incident, the reporter described his action as “emotional impulse.”
“I think it was too much. Now I understand it was too much. I just tried to kiss his cheek and he moved his head so fast … Will Smith is a person whom I deeply respect as an actor.”
He added, “I just wanted to do something not extraordinary, but to impress him … It was an emotional moment and I’m sorry for that.”