As you’re probably well aware and sick of hearing about, last week at the Maleficent premier in Los Angeles, Brad Pitt was attacked by Vitalii Sediuk, noted red carpet
asshole, pervert, psychopath “prankster.” Sediuk, no matter what labels various media outlets may throw at him is not a “journalist,” yet somehow his invasive, molesty self keeps showing up on red carpets. Brad Pitt told People his account of the incident.
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. 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.I’d like to take a moment to point out that Brad Pitt’s sunglasses probably cost more than my car.
I don’t mind an exhibitionist, 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.I’m glad Brad made the effort to mention the America Ferrara incident. Sediuk has been doing this kind of thing for a couple of years, and it’s been mostly ignored/laughed off, but it’s possible we just needed someone of Pitt’s Hollywood royalty stature to get something done. Case in point: People’s headline for Ferrara was “Cannes 2014 Scandal: A Man Tries to Crawl Under America Ferrera’s Skirt on the Red Carpet,” while Pitt’s was “Brad Pitt Attacked on Maleficent Red Carpet.” This guy tried to kiss Will Smith and did the same crotch-burying to Bradley Cooper, but if you dare to touch the golden god William Bradley Pitt (thanks, Wikipedia), you’re gonna get your ass upgraded from a sexy scandal to an attack.
Now, finally, the creep has been arrested with bail set at $20,000. According to The Wrap,
After pleading no contest to battery and unlawful activity at an event, Sediuk was banned from future Hollywood events, and sentenced to 20 days of community service, a year of counseling, and three years of probation.