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Brad Pitt was attending the premiere of his partner Angelina Jolie’s new film Maleficent when he was attacked and punched in the face by a fan at the El Capitan theater on Wednesday night. Pitt was seen signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans when the man jumped the barrier and attacked him.
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The Associated Press is reporting that witnesses claim they saw the suspect, 25-year-old Vitalii Seduik hop over a barrier at the red carpet and attack Pitt. He punched Pitt in the face and was immediately wrestled and apprehended by security guards who waited for the police to arrive and take the man into custody.
Police told KTLA News in California that Seduik punched Pitt in the face, but this did not appear to have any affect on him. Once Seduik was taken away, Pitt continued to sign autographs and pose for pictures before walking into the theater.
This is not the first time that Vitalii Seduik has been involved in an issue on the red carport, reports The Huffington Post. Seduik apparently tried to crawl under actress America Ferrera’s gown during the premiere of How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the Cannes Film Festival in early May.
The suspect Seduik is being held on suspicion of battery with a $20,000 bail. This incident did not ruin Pitt’s night who was going to watch his partner Jolie’s new film Maleficent, the new Disney film with a new live action take on Sleeping Beauty.
— KTLA (@KTLA) May 29, 2014
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