Today Brad Pitt spoke out about being attacked on the red carpet at Wednesday’s Maleficent premiere in Hollywood. The assailant was Vitalii Sediuk, a former Ukrainian television reporter and "celeb prankster" who also made headlines for sticking his head under America Ferrera’s dress at Cannes. "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," Pitt told People magazine. "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 don't mind an exhibitionist," Pitt continued, "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." God bless Brad Pitt, champion of women and selfie-takers everywhere.
Most Viewed Stories
Stephen Colbert Gave a Searing Monologue on Guns, Trump, and ‘Honest Insanity’
What’s New on Netflix: October 2015
Erykah Badu’s Soulful Remix of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ Has Instructions on When and How to Call Her
Tori Spelling Uses the Excuse of a Lie-Detector Test to Basically Brag About Banging Two Guys on Beverly Hills, 90210
Saturday Night Live Recap: Miley Throws a Party In The S.N.L.
Kenan Thompson Shares Creepy Bill Cosby Story
Hillary Clinton Serves Her Doppelgänger Drinks and Advice on SNL
See How Well the Cast of Wet Hot American Summer Has Aged
What You Need to Know Going Into Homeland Season 5
The Martian Soars
Latest News from VultureNo, There's No Feud Between Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi In Real Life
And the split-screen final scene was totally cool.Four Decades Later, Billy Joel Still Isn’t Sick of Playing ‘Piano Man’
But he doesn’t feel the same way about all of his hits.Fear the Walking Dead Finale Recap: The Agony of Not Knowing
This show is at its best when it ambles from one moment to the next.'Writing's On The Wall' (Spectre) Music Video: Sam Smith and Daniel Craig Show Us Their Best Brooding With the Bond Girls
Featuring footage from the film!Quantico Recap: Spot the Needle
I know it’s only week two, but I’m worried Quantico might not be crazy enough.Bridge of Spies Is a Subtler Kind of Spielberg Movie
Sober but stirring, it continues his creative evolution from fatherless child to nervous father wondering (absent role models) if he’s doing the right thing in the right way.The Affair Recap: A Storm Is Coming
Helen’s chapter is a heartbreaking look at the loneliness city-dwelling women experience in the wake of romantic upheaval.The Strain Season Two Finale Recap: Zach Attack
The most pressing question after tonight’s finale is inevitably, “How did it take him so long to use that Saved by the Bell pun for a headline?”The Good Wife Recap: Good Luck With That
The single-word title of the season premiere seems like a strong indication that The Good Wife will end come spring.Damon Lindelof on The Leftovers Season Two’s Stunning, Wordless Opening
"This is the beginning of the story."
Miracle is a place where strangers will leave homemade apple pies on your doorstep, but you might not want to eat them. At least, not if you’re John Murphy.Mark Linn-Baker Faked His Departure on The Leftovers
He’s been hiding out in Chihuahua, Mexico.Reza Aslan Addresses Every Mystery in The Leftovers’ Premiere
“You should read something into everything you see.”The Last Man on Earth Recap: Second Time’s the Charm
Hello, good-bye, Will Ferrell.City on Fire Is Trying to Have It Too Many Ways
The year’s biggest debut says a lot about what sort of story New York publishers and Hollywood think they can sell.Jesse Eisenberg May Stalk You, But He Won’t Get Stoned With You
Also, he had fun turning the cartoony villain Lex Luthor into a scary reality.The Story Behind Jason Segel's Dracula Puppet Musical
It was a weed-powered attempt at stardom long before Forgetting Sarah Marshall.Matt Damon and Animated Vampires Dominate the Weekend Box Office
The Martian took in $55 million for the 2nd-best October opening ever.Reggie Watts Would Like You To Stop Touching His Fabulous Hair
Drunk women apparently just can't resist.Saturday Night Live Recap: Miley Throws a Party In The S.N.L.
In which Hillary serves drinks and Leslie Jones fakes an orgasm.