Get­ting too close to celebri­ties


AUkrainian man, who was ar­rested after po­lice, said he rushed and touched Brad Pitt at the premiere of the An­gelina Jolie movie Malef­i­cent. He is a for­mer jour­nal­ist with a his­tory of get­ting too close to celebri­ties. Vi­talii Sediuk was jailed re­cently on sus­pi­cion of mis­de­meanour bat­tery at the El Cap­i­tan The­atre in Hol­ly­wood and was held in lieu of $20,000 bail, po­lice said. Sediuk has pre­vi­ously crossed the line with celebri­ties, most re­cently rush­ing Amer­ica Ferrara on a red car­pet at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val and crawl­ing un­der her dress.

He crashed the 2013 Grammy Awards and was ar­rested after he went on­stage and grabbed a mi­cro­phone be­fore Adele ac­cepted an award. He pleaded no contest to tres­pass­ing and re­mains on pro­ba­tion.

In 2012, Will Smith slapped Sediuk after he tried to kiss him on a red car­pet, and he drew Madonna’s ire a year ear­lier by pre­sent­ing her a bou­quet of flow­ers.

In the lat­est in­ci­dent, Sediuk is ac­cused of jumping over a bar­rier in a fan area and rush­ing at Pitt along the red car­pet, touch­ing him briefly be­fore se­cu­rity guards wres­tled Sediuk away in hand­cuffs.

Po­lice could only con­firm that he made con­tact with Pitt and could not clas­sify it fur­ther. Pitt was ap­par­ently un­hurt and re­sumed sign­ing au­to­graphs be­fore walk­ing into the the­atre.

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