There is a notorious red carpet prankster taking on Hollywood's elite and he needs to be brought to justice. While this might sound like an outlandish superhero movie plot (that needs to happen, by the way), it really is happening in the real world. Brad Pitt was attacked by the red carpet prankster at the Maleficent premiere on Wednesday night. The man's name is Vitalii Sediuk and this is far from his first time "pranking" a celebrity on the red carpet.
Sediuk is a Ukrainian "journalist" (lots of sarcastic quotes needed for this story, bear with me) who is, apparently, still given access to events based on that technicality. This shouldn't be the case because he has rushed red carpets time and time again to do inappropriate things to actors. Or maybe he just sneaks into the events and doesn't even need to pretend to be a journalist. Either way, he's clearly still able to get in, but the Brad Pitt attack may be the last straw because this time the "prank" was slapping or punching Pitt in the face. Sediuk was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery by the LAPD.
So what has Sediuk done up until this point that somehow didn't stop him from returning with new tricks? Here's a comprehensive list:
Sept. 2011: Gives Madonna hydrangeas. Do you remember the video? The "I absolutely loathe hydrangeas" quote? Sediuk was the "fan" giving Madonna the flowers because he already knew she hated them.
May 2012: Attempts to kiss Will Smith on the lips at the Men in Black 3 premiere. Smith slaps him "lightly across the cheek" and says, "He's lucky I didn't sucker punch him. Oh, I said that on camera! It's all good."
April 2013: Attempts to interrupt Adele's Grammys acceptance speech; gets the side from award presenter J.Lo.
Jan. 2014: Hugs Bradley Cooper's crotch at the SAG Awards.
Feb. 2014: Hugs Leonardo DiCaprio's crotch at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Feb. 2014: Streaks across runway at Prabal Gurung's New York Fashion Week show.
May 2014: Ran around outside the Met Gala in a hot pink "mankini" (think Borat's green thong from the movie).
May 2014: Hides under America Ferrera's dress at the Cannes Film Festival and is literally dragged off of the red carpet.
May 2014: Attacks Brad Pitt at Maleficent premiere.
Obviously, May of this year has been a busy time for Sediuk and maybe, just maybe, this will be the last we hear of him. He's sneaky for sure, but maybe these events will get it together and be able to keep Sediuk at bay once and for all.