Red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk has been hit with four criminal charges following his alleged attack on Brad Pitt at the Los Angeles premiere of Maleficent on Wednesday (28May14). Pitt, who was supporting his fiancee Angelina Jolie at her film premiere, was signing autographs for fans outside the El Capitan Theatre when Sediuk reportedly jumped over a security barrier and rushed at the actor, appearing to strike him in the face.
The 25-year-old troublemaker was subsequently arrested by police and held on $20,000 (£12,500) bail, and he is now facing charges of battery, assault, unlawful activity at a sporting event, theatrical or exhibition and unlawful delay or interference of a sporting event, theatrical or exhibition, according to Eonline.com. Prosecutors are also seeking an order barring him from upcoming industry events.
The news comes a day after Pitt obtained a temporary restraining order against Sediuk on Thursday (29May14). Sediuk has become infamous for causing chaos on the red carpet – he previously made headlines in 2012, when he was slapped by Will Smith after he attempted to kiss the actor, and he was recently arrested at the Cannes Film Festival in France as he tried to crawl under America Ferrera’s dress.