Brad Pitt Releases Statement on Vitalii Sediuk's Red Carpet Attack

Brad Pitt Releases Statement on Vitalii Sediuk's Red Carpet Attack

Brad Pitt is opening up for the first time about Vitalii Sediuk attacking him on the red carpet at the premiere of Maleficent last week in Los Angeles.

“I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me,” the 50-year-old actor said in a statement to People.

“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, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head – not too hard – but enough to get his attention, because he did let go,” he continued. “I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses.”

“I don’t mind an exhibitionist,” Brad added, “but if this guy keeps it up he’s going to spoil it for the fans who have waited up all night for an autograph or a selfie, because it will make people more wary to approach a crowd. And he should know, if he tries to look up a woman’s dress again, he’s going to get stomped.”

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  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Thanks Brad for being such a gentleman. Guy like this nut will certainly ruin for other fans.

  • So

    The guy was doing a Leo D and Bradley Cooper to Brad.

  • Dawne

    Did B&A have personal security there or was it Disney’s?

  • noplace

    Finally a rel man had to stop it!

  • well

    @Dawne:
    If look at the video of red carpet that day, Brad’s long time bodyguard was protecting Angie, Brad himself seemed to be around by body guards from Disney.

  • busted

    I’m glad to hear Brad’s side.. He said all the things that everyone else said. this “nutter’ is going to ruin it for all the fans and actually having close contact with celebrities..

    glad that he and Angie and family are enjoying China..

    Looking forward to Angie’s promoting.. today. tomorrow.. LOL.. soon

  • busted

    @well:

    I was just going to post that same thing..

    and contrary to what was said Angie was unaware of this incident. but as someone said I’m glad it was stopped; and yes a real man did it..

    This creeper was trying to do to Brad what he had done to Leo and Bradley.. so his lie about “making Angie’ jealous by kissing Brad was just that a big fat lie.

  • Brad

    That guy is really good looking. Too bad he chose to be a total jerk for a living.

  • a fan

    Don’t mess up Tyler Durden.

  • why

    http://www.justjared.com/2014/06/01/angelina-jolies-maleficent-debuts-at-no-1-with-70-million/

    WHY ISN’T THIS ARTICLE ON ANGIE’S THREAD?????????
    IT’S WEEKLY NO.1 ARTICLE.

    SO RIDICULOUS JJ.
    SHAME ON YOU.

  • ndn

    Now we know the truth!!!! I don’t believe a minute that Brad was punched by some media sites…shame on them by printing lies…

  • umm

    I think Brad sent the statement to People from Shanghai coz he is in Shanghai right now.

  • Anna

    Pitt is nothing but a big PUSSY.

  • Jolie-Pitt family

    That Angelina Jolie successfully opened the movie, that it is going to help raise the awareness of generations of young girls to see that their stories really do matter. Girls will now see that a woman is important beyond the man who rescues her, and that makes Maleficent one of the best stories, and best films, of 2014 so far. The doors are being opened. Who chooses to walk through them and who chooses to keep them closed will separate those who willingly live in the past and those who reach for the future.
    http://thejoliepittfamily.forumotion.com/t891p945-news-pics-and-more

  • groundcontrol

    A simple and direct clarification of what happened to stop all the uninformed speculation. Thanks, Brad.
    .
    I guess for the record he had to talk about Fight club. ;)
    .
    I appreciate that he recognized America’s assault.

  • bap

    THE QUESTION IS WHY IS THIS SITE KEEPING ANGELINA POSTER THAT STATES SHE IS NUMBER ONE THIS WEEKEND AWAY FROM THE FANS?

  • Guest

    He had to release a statement. The story was still being talked about a week later..

  • Kim

    I just saw Oprah on ET discussing Maya Angelou.Oprah was on, the set of Selma.I didn’t realize Oprah was acting in Selma in addition to being a co producer along with Brad ( Plan B).She was dressed in character, she plays a minister’s wife I think.
    As for the Ukraine idiot he is getting to much attention he was interviewed on Extra today. Enough!

  • groundcontrol

    @Anna:
    .
    #########
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    Does that excite you to say Brad and PUSSY in the same sentence? I bet it does. Now be a good girl and go change your panties.

  • AWHODAT!

    Bringing over……………
    .
    Clini @ #726…………………….I’m still waiting for the mercenary wh.0.res who run this site to post this Angie thread in her folder. For the life of me I dont know what kind of technical mix-up could have happend to cause a thread which was posted Sunday evening and racked up over 300 comments within a few hours, could suddenly disappear by 8 or 9am Monday morning!
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    Now suddenly this thread which discusses Angie’s phenomenal, record-breaking BO/OW cannot be FVCKING FOUND ANYWHERE!
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    To get to this thread, a fan has to go back to the previous thread and find a post where it is referenced. What the fvck is this about?

  • groundcontrol

    You can find all Angelina’s thread by using the search box at the top the page. You know, type ANGELINA JOLIE. All the threads show up.
    .
    Seriously stop sounding like the typical nutty troll and seeing conspiracies in everything. That’s not good for your blood pressure.

  • Jolie-Pitt family

    SSN: Did you work with Angelina Jolie on the character?
    Woolverton: I wrote the first draft and she read that and called me, and then I worked pretty closely with her on the script and on her character. (…in other words, Angelina rules and all bow to the Queen Jolie)

    http://thejoliepittfamily.forumotion.com/t891p945-news-pics-and-more

  • bap

    THAT’S NOT THE POINT GROUND CONTROL IT WAS UP THIS MORNING AND SHOULD BEEN POSTED TO HER THREAD FOLDER.

    IF IT WAS MISTAKE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CORRECTED BY NOW.

  • Jaye

    I saved Angelina’s box office thread in my favorites. Two clicks and I’m there.

  • bap

    if it had of happen to your brad you would stated the same thing.

  • WOW

    I guess the nutter didn’t lie, he said he intended to hug Brad not hit him. It is good Brad still has his humor over the incident.

  • bap

    I understand Jaye you can save to favorites and an error could have been made. The error should have been corrected though

  • ndn

    @bap:
    .
    You and me both….I couldn’t find the thread this morning thinking JJ site was acting up…it was FIRST posted under Angie’s thread on Sunday and on Monday it was disappeared…WTF???? and if it wasn’t for AWHODAT I was lost trying to find where everybody is….

  • AWHODAT!

    @groundcontrol: #23
    .
    Srsly GC………why should fans of the NUMBER ONE FEMALE MOVIE STAR ON THE PLANET have to go searching for a thread about her phenomenal, record-making BO/OW on a site that her fans placed on the gossip-media map?
    .’
    Look at whats highlighted on JJ front page right now:……… ONCE UPON A TIME Beyonce got up in 50Cent’s face (WTF!); A C/D lister lying half nekkid in a tub of stagnant water; the Stiviano wh.0.re; And a tranny-looking Serena Williams crashed a nobody’s wedding
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    Srsly!!!!! W. T. FUUCK!

  • Jaye

    I keep hearing a refrain go through my head.
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    A nutter one bites the dust
    A nutter one bites the dust
    And a nutter one gone,
    and a nutter one gone
    A nutter one bites the dust
    Hey, I’m gonna get you too
    A nutter one bites the dust

  • NEW

    I just messaged JJ using the “Contact” button, and they have now tagged the Maleficent #1 post with Angelina’s name, so it will show alongside all her other threads when you search by name, or by clicking her photo on the “top celebs” sidebar..

  • Question!

    exactly same to what we see and feel from the video.

    Brad is gentle and principled.

  • bap

    JJ Treats this site as a business, as a business should have made sure if an error had occur a correction was made. This was a special event Angelina being number one after being away for 4 years.

  • Jaye

    bap @ 06/02/2014 at 8:01 pm #29
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    I get that it shouldn’t have been made, but it was. Complaining isn’t accomplishing anything because it appears that Jared doesn’t give a rat’s a.ss about this site. It’s just easier for me and less stressful to take in stride and find ways to make it easier to access.

  • Jolie-Pitt family

    “I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me. 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, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head – not too hard – but enough to get his attention, because he did let go. I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses.”

    Honesty is the right word for Brad.

  • bap

    Well they have now corrected the error.

  • Jaye

    bap @ 06/02/2014 at 8:12 pm #38
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    They get no prize for doing their job far too late. They didn’t bother until they put up another thread.

  • bap

    Jaye I am in agreement with you!

  • Access Hollywood

    I was watching Access Hollywood and the discussion was about. Maleficent vs Edge of Tomorrow. Basically they said Edge of Tomorrow had an disappointing international opening and can Tom only open Mission Impossible movies? There was funny guy on the show saying. What does the title mean, does it mean it is 11:59. No one knows what this movie is about. We know to much about Tom and his creepy marriage to Katie Holmes and his strange religion. That know on cares anymore.

    I also heard his new film will only do $25-$30 million opening weekend. This is the beginning of the end if this turns out to be true.

  • lylian

    OT: Glad to see LUpita’s got that role in STARWARS. Would like to see more selections for her.

  • busted

    @Access Hollywood:

    I doubt this is the end for Tom.. don’t count him out.

    but the thing I do agree on is I don’t know what the film is about.

  • jmo

    I am pretty sure Edge of Tomorrow will make less than Doug Liman’s last movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt are no Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. I find Emily Blunt boring.

  • Jolie-Pitt family

    “We’ve all, at different times in life, felt different, marginalized, bullied, or abused — so we change,” she said. “We become harder, we become meaner, we make horrible choices, and can, like Maleficent, take it out on someone innocent. But then we can also identify with being in that dark space but finding the things in life that remind us that we still have a humanity. This movie is about the things that can bring us back and open us up again after feeling so dark and so lost and so angry. That, to me, is the most beautiful thing about it.”
    http://thejoliepittfamily.forumotion.com/t891p960-news-pics-and-more

  • lurking

    The second week is the real test for Maleficent…If it drops less than 50% then chances are good that it has legs…with two major movies coming out this weekend…one is a tearjerker the other is sci fi action…Maleficent no doubt has serious competition..I don’t care who wins first place as long as Angie in second is fine by me….

  • yes

    A great statement Brad.

  • plez

    @Jaye: LOL. Is “nutter” another Missourian word like “good egg”?

  • bap

    @JOLIE-PITT FAMILY #45 Beautifully spoken!

  • Passing Through

    I finally got caught up on the last thread after a busy day at work and basically what I got out of 10 pages is…
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    - Vivienne has lost her front teeth…and has more bite than the trolls
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    - The trolls’ math skills aren’t any better than their reading skills. I’m guessing they skipped the 2nd grade class that explained less than and greater than
    .
    - Disney didn’t fudge the $70MIL estimate by much – $69,431,298 + $100.6M = $170,031,298 – and yet the trolls are STILL math-challenged
    .
    - TamWRONG once again has more aliases than sense
    .
    - Time magazine, while praising Angie, strangely doesn’t know the diff between UNHCR and UNICEF
    .
    - Lupita got a job. I hope it’s a lead because otherwise being in a Star Wars movie ain’t worth wasting your time…unless there are enough zeroes on the paycheck…

  • Passing Through

    LMAO at Brad for calling that guy a “nutter”. Succinct and accurate. Disney should be glad Brad’s such an easy-going guy – and used to nutjobs launching themselves at him – because another actor could have pitched a fit.

  • Passing Through

    # 22 AWHODAT! @ 06/02/2014 at 7:48 pm
    .
    Jesus. What’s with all the whining lately? Bookmark the damned pages and then you don’t have to go the Angie\Brad sections to find the current thread when you come back the next day. You can always delete the old bookmarks later. Sheesh.

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