Brad Pitt Opens Up About Red Carpet Attack
Brad Pitt finally spoke out about his encounter with a prankster last week during the Hollywood premiere of "Maleficent" last week.
"I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me," Pitt told People magazine. "I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels. I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head –- not too hard –- but enough to get his attention, because he did let go. I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses."
The red carpet attacker, former Ukrainian TV reporter Vitalii Sediuk, was later arrested and charged with battery and unlawful activity at a sporting or entertainment event. Sediuk spent two days in jail before pleading no contest to the charges.
This latest incident comes just a month after Sediuk crawled under America Ferrera's dress during the Cannes Film Festival.
"I'm a normal guy," said Sediuk. "I'm not crazy." Pitt, however, begs to differ.
"I don't mind an exhibitionist," said the actor, "but if this guy keeps it up he's going to spoil it for the fans who have waited up all night for an autograph or a selfie, because it will make people more wary to approach a crowd. And he should know, if he tries to look up a woman's dress again, he's going to get stomped."