Angelina hits red carpet for "Maleficent," Brad attacked
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 01:16
May 28 - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive for the world premiere of ''Maleficent,'' where Pitt is attacked on the red carpet. No reporter narration.
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STORY: Angelina Jolie's world premiere of the Disney tale "Maleficent" got second billing on Wednesday (May 28) when partner Brad Pitt was attacked on the red carpet. An infamous red carpet prankster struck actor Brad Pitt in the face while he was signing autographs at the Hollywood premiere of a film starring his partner Angelina Jolie on Wednesday evening, police said. Pitt, a Golden Globe-winning actor, was at the premiere of "Maleficent", at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California, when Vitalii Sediuk leaped over a fence and hit him, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Gus Villanueva. Pitt was not seriously hurt and authorities quickly subdued Sediuk, who was arrested for misdemeanor battery and remained in police custody on Wednesday night, Villanueva said. Sediuk is currently being held on $20,000 bail. The 25-year-old Sediuk is a Ukrainian television reporter who has repeatedly pranked celebrities at red carpet events in the past. In earlier gags, Sediuk hugged Leonardo DiCaprio's crotch at a Santa Barbara Film Festival event, stormed the Grammys stage during Adele's acceptance speech, and was slapped in the face by Will Smith after he kissed the actor at a Moscow premiere. "Maleficent" is Disney's modern reimagining of the "Sleeping Beauty" fairytale, and Jolie stars as the film's villain.
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