Brad Pitt has filed a restraining order against the Ukrainian “prankster” who reportedly struck the actor in the face at a film premiere this week.
Brad, 50, sought an emergency five day protective order against Vitalii Sediuk after he leapt over the barriers at the Maleficent premiere and hit him, LAPD spokeswoman Officer Wendy Reyes confirmed.
The 25-year-old was quickly wrestled to the floor by bodyguards before being led away in handcuffs.
Vitalii, a TV personality in the Ukraine, was arrested and held on $20,000 bail.
He has a history of red carpet stunts. Most recently he made headlines when he crawled under the skirt of Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera at the Cannes Film Festival.
In January at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, he was seen on his knees hugging Bradley Cooper’s crotch – the same move he pulled on Leonardo DiCaprio at the Santa Barbara Film Festival the following month.
Last year, he was arrested after running on to the stage to accept Adele’s Grammy before the singer had reached the stairs.
In 2012, he was slapped in the face by Will Smith after he tried to kiss him on the lips at the Men In Black 3 Moscow premiere.
Brad’s restraining order could be extended to a month if the star petitions a civil judge, LA Police Sgt Albert Gonzalez told the Associated Press.