Prankster Vitalii Sediuk, who allegedly hit Brad Pitt at Angelina Jolie’s movie Maleficent red carpet premiere in Los Angeles, has been handed a restraining order to keep him away from the star.
Vitalii Sediuk was arrested and held on $20,000 bail after Brad Pitt was struck at Maleficent premiere on Wednesday.
Brad Pitt’s legal team requested the emergency five-day restraining order, Los Angeles Police told Reuters.
Vitalii Sediuk is known for pranking stars like America Ferrera and Will Smith.
He worked for Ukrainian TV station 1+1 until being fired several weeks ago.
Vitalii Sediuk, 25, was reportedly seen jumping over a barrier, hugging and then striking the star, knocking off his sunglasses.
He was wrestled to the floor by bodyguards before being led away in handcuffs. Brad Pitt was unhurt.
The restraining order could be extended for a month if Brad Pitt petitions a civil judge, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Albert Gonzalez told the Associated Press.
Vitalii Sediuk’s, attorney, Anthony Willoughby, told AP he had not yet spoken to his client.
“He’s not a violent individual,” Anthony Willoughby said.
“He’s an easygoing young man.”
Publicist Christa Scherck, who worked with Vitalii Sediuk for the past two years, told AP she was severing ties with him and was never aware of his prank plans.
“This goes beyond pranking,” she said.
“This is no longer entertaining.”
Vitalii Sediuk has a history of red carpet stunts. He recently hit headlines after he crawled under the skirt of Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera at the Cannes Film Festival.
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