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  • 30 May 2014, 10:15

Brad Pitt Prankster Given Restraining Order

Police have issued a restraining order against a Ukrainian man who hit Brad Pitt in the face at the premiere of Angelina Jolie's new film Maleficent.

Pitt, 50, sought an emergency protective order against 25-year-old Vitalii Sediuk after he leapt over a fence in Los Angeles and hit him, Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Officer Wendy Reyes said.

Sediuk, who is a television personality in his own country, was being held in police custody, pending payment of $20,000 (12,000) bail.

Pitt was unhurt after being struck.

The prankster has become infamous for crashing celebrity red carpets and events, most recently breaching a red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France to try and climb under actress America Ferrera's dress as she posed for photographers, before he was ousted by security.

In previous exploits, Sediuk has hugged actor Leonardo DiCaprio around the crotch at a Santa Barbara Film Festival event; stormed the stage during singer Adele's Grammy acceptance speech, and was slapped by Will Smith after kissing the actor at a Moscow premiere.

Maleficent is Disney's new live action spin on Sleeping Beauty and stars Jolie and the couple's daughter Vivienne.

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