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Brad Pitt slams red carpet 'nutter' attacker

Published on Jun 4, 2014 7:06 AM
Vitalii Sediuk, a 25-year-old Ukrainian TV reporter, is escorted by Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy as he appears in an East Los Angeles Courthouse for arraignment in Los Angeles, California on May 30, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Actor Brad Pitt described a Ukrainian prankster who attacked him last week as a "nutter", in his first public comments on the incident on a Hollywood red carpet.

In an exclusive statement to People magazine, he described how Vitalii Sediuk, 25, dived at his crotch while the megastar was signing autographs at the premiere of his partner Angelina Jolie's latest film.

"I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out of the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me," Pitt said of the attack on the red carpet for Maleficent. "I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels. I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch," he added.

Pitt described how he "cracked him twice in the back of the head - not too hard - but enough to get his attention, because he did let go.

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