Vitalii Sediuk pleads no contest after ‘Maleficent’ incident
Vitalii Sediuk, the red-carpet crasher who was arrested after attacking actor Brad Pitt at a Hollywood premiere of “Maleficent” this week, has pleaded no contest in the matter, and has been ordered to stay 500 feet from Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie, a spokeswoman for the Stanley Mosk courthouse told TheWrap on Friday.
Sediuk has also been ordered to stay away from all events at L.A. Live that involve celebrities.
He has been charged with four counts, including assault and battery, and is next expected in court July 7.
The Ukrainian reporter, who is 25, allegedly jumped the barricade at the El Capitan theater Wednesday and made physical contact with Pitt.
He has a reputation of making a spectacle of himself at red carpet events. Prior to this week’s incident, he stuck his head under actress America Ferrera‘s dress at the Cannes premiere of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” on May 16. and was was slapped by Will Smith in 2012 after attempting to kiss the actor on the lips.
Sediuk also pleaded no contest to a separate matter unrelated to the Pitt incident. He was sentenced to probation, community service and 100 hours of psychiatric counseling for violating the rules of that case by attacking Pitt.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.