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Brad Pitt punched in face by Vitalii Sediuk at Maleficent premiere in Los Angeles

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Brad Pitt has been punched in the face at the premiere of Maleficent in Los Angeles.

Ukrainian reporter Vitalii Sediuk – who is known for pranking celebrities – has been arrested on suspicion of battery.

Vitalii Sediuk was reportedly seen jumping over a barrier, hugging and then striking Brad Pitt.

Brad Pitt has been punched in the face at the premiere of Maleficent in Los Angeles

Brad Pitt has been punched in the face at the premiere of Maleficent in Los Angeles

The 25-year-old was wrestled to the floor by bodyguards before being led away in handcuffs by police.

Brad Pitt, who had been signing autographs at the time, was not seriously hurt.

Maleficent is Disney’s modern retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale, starring Angelina Jolie as its villain.

A spokesperson for the movie company said: “This was an unfortunate and inappropriate incident that is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.”

A police spokesman said Vitalii Sediuk was held in custody on Wednesday night pending $20,000 bail.

“The officers who were handling him said it looked like [the attack] was intentional, but at this point, it remains to be determined,” Sgt. Leonard Calderon told Reuters.


Vitalii Sediuk has a history of red carpet stunts and pranking celebrities.

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