Brad Pitt Gets Punched in the Face on the Red Carpet for 'Maleficent'

Brad PittMust refrain from all Fight Club references. Because the only rule of Fight Club is ... never mind. Anyway, Brad Pitt got punched in the face on the red carpet on Thursday. So that happened. Not the neck, mind you, just the face.

The A-lister was there for the Hollywood premiere of Maleficent, in which his fiance and mother of his six children, Angelina Jolie, plays the title role. The couple was strolling along, minding their own business except for the eleventy billion flashing cameras, when all of a sudden, Brad was ambushed by notorious celebrity ambusher Vitalii Sediuk.


You remember him, right? Most recently, he tried to crawl up America Ferrera's skirt at the Cannes Film Festival. He's also had encounters that involved being slapped by Will Smith and confusing Jennifer Lopez as she tried to present an award to Adele at the Grammys.

An eyewitness to the Maleficent event told E! News that Sediuk jumped the velvet rope and rushed the hunky actor. He apparently made contact, but was quickly detained by the police, who took control of the situation.

LAPD reports that the man was arrested and taken into custody and is being booked for battery. The police department also reported that they do "not have any information on whether or not Pitt retaliated," which just brings up all sorts of Fight Club jokes, but we're not going there because you know the rules.

In all seriousness, what is going on with this guy, and how does he keep managing to get through security? So far he hasn't caused any real damage, and even witnesses here say Brad Pitt was relatively unfazed by it, but what if he tries to get more physical?

He's not even funny. He's like the weird, awkward friend no one invites to the party but no one has the heart to turn away either. Well, at least until he starts rushing the popular kids.

Do you think this red carpet prankster is funny or just annoying?


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