Ukrainian reporter who allegedly struck Brad Pitt facing red-carpet ban

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The Ukrainian prankster detained after accosting Brad Pitt at the world premiere of Angelina Jolie fantasy Maleficent is to be banned from all Hollywood red carpet events, reports gossip site TMZ.

Vitalii Sediuk is to be targeted by the Los Angeles city attorney's office upon his release from the Hollywood police station, where he remained as of Thursday on a $20,000 bail bond. He was also handed a five-day restraining order to stay away from Pitt.

Authorities will now asked a judge to ban Sediuk from all red-carpet events in Hollywood. The TV presenter was able to jump the barrier at the El Capitan theatre on Wednesday night despite being banned from the nearby LA Live complex, which hosts the Oscars and the Grammys, following previous incidents.

Sediuk, 25, was pulled away by security guards and handed to police after allegedly assaulting Pitt, who then continued to sign autographs with his partner at the Maleficent premiere. The film is a reimagining of Disney's classic 1959 animation Sleeping Beauty told from the viewpoint of Jolie's titular villain.

Sediuk's previous exploits include attempting to kiss Will Smith, groping Bradley Cooper, grabbing Leonardo DiCaprio and peering under America Ferrera's skirt at the Cannes film festival last week.

He could yet face charges of misdemeanour battery following his alleged attack on Pitt, and will appear before a judge on 30 May. Reports suggest the presenter has been dropped by his agent and has also lost his job at TV station 1 + 1.

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