Sounds like Angelina Jolie may have taken off her Maleficent horns too early! At Wednesday’s premiere for the highly anticipated movie, Brad Pitt was punched in the face by a total stranger on the red carpet.
So how does something like that go down? According to USA Today, the man jumped a barrier and rushed the red carpet and actually made contact with Brad’s face before police were able to get ahold of him.
Justice has been served, though — Brad’s attacker has been detained by the LAPD and charged with battery. Crime doesn’t pay, folks. Especially not at the premiere of a Disney movie!
So who is this guy? He’s been identified as Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian journalist who has pulled this kind of prank on red carpets many times before. At the Cannes Film Festival, he crawled under America Ferrera’s dress, and at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, he clutched on to Bradley Cooper’s legs and wouldn’t let go. Bizarre much?
The good news: Brad wasn’t hurt, as far as we know. In fact, E! News adds that Brad wasn’t upset by the crazy incident at all. He was seen smiling and laughing with his bodyguard afterward, which is the best way to deal with such a weird encounter… even if it must have been a little scary!
Don’t mess with the husbands of Disney villains. Especially when they have huge security teams… and beautiful faces that the public will do anything to protect!
Source: USA Today