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Brad Pitt's red carpet attacker wears T-shirt of the actor for community service

Antonia Molloy

Published 13/06/2014 | 08:26

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11:  Vitalii Sediuk Performs Community Service at Griffith Park Recreation park on June 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
Former Ukrainian TV presenter Vitalii Sediuk attacked Pitt at a film premiere last month (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11:  Vitalii Sediuk Performs Community Service at Griffith Park Recreation park on June 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
Former Ukrainian TV presenter Vitalii Sediuk attacked Pitt at a film premiere last month (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11:  Vitalii Sediuk Performs Community Service at Griffith Park Recreation park on June 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
Former Ukrainian TV presenter Vitalii Sediuk attacked Pitt at a film premiere last month (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

He was handed 20 days of community service after attacking Brad Pitt at a film premiere last month – but Vitalii Sediuk clearly hasn’t lost his sense of humour.

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The former Ukrainian TV presenter was spotted in Griffith Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday sporting a T-shirt emblazoned with none other than Pitt himself.

And this was not just any image of the Inglourious Basterds actor: this was a picture of a youthful, sun-kissed, open-shirted Pitt.

Sediuk attacked the actor last month at the premiere of Maleficent, which stars Pitt’s partner Angelina Jolie. He lunged at the 50-year-old and punched him in the face, breaking his designer sunglasses.

He pleaded no contest to battery and unlawful activity at a sporting or entertainment event and has since been sentenced to three years’ probation - including 20 days community service - and instructed to attend a year's psychological counselling.

Sediuk was also ordered to stay 500 yards (457 metres) away from all celebrity events, including awards and premieres, and has been banned from being near Pitt and Jolie.

“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."

US actress Angelina Jolie, left, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and US actor and Jolie's partner Brad Pitt talk at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The summit welcomes governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, Faith leaders, and representatives from international organizations across the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Angelina and Brad speak at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, poses for photographers as she arrives at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The summit welcomes governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, faith leaders, and representatives from international organizations across the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The summit welcomes governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, faith leaders, and representatives from international organisations across the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Actress and campaigner Angelina Jolie attends a summit to end sexual violence in conflict at the Excel centre in London June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor  (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY)
Angelina Jolie attends the summit at the Excel centre in London. Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Sediuk has gained a reputation as a serial red carpet prankster.

In January at the SAG Awards, he hugged Bradley Cooper round the waist, with his face pushed into the actor’s crotch. He tried a similar move on Leonardo DiCaprio at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in February.

And at the Cannes Film Festival he dived under America Ferrera’s dress on the red carpet.

Referring to that incident, Pitt told People: “And he should know, if he tries to look up a woman's dress again, he's going to get stomped.”

Pitt is currently in London where he is supporting Jolie at the global summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

The actress,who is special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, is hosting the summit alongside British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

(Independent.co.uk)

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