Man Attacks Brad Pitt at 'Maleficent' Premiere
A man has been taken into custody after attacking Brad Pitt at the red carpet premiere of Maleficent, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
A police spokesperson tells THR a man jumped over the barricade at the El Capitan theater, and made contact with the actor before security guards wrestled him away. The man was taken into custody and booked for battery.
Police did not release a description of the suspect, but TMZ reports it was Vitalii Sediuk, the Ukrainian reporter whom Will Smith slapped after the prankster attempted to kiss him at the Russian premiere of Men in Black III. More recently he made waves at Cannes for hiding under America Ferrera's dress at the How to Train Your Dragon 2 premiere.
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Pitt was not injured and continued to greet fans after the incident. His longtime partner Angelina Jolie stars in Disney's Maleficent, which box office observers say could make as much as $60 million when it opens this weekend.
Source: hollywood reporter