Brad Pitt brushes off red carpet attack

Last updated 15:57 29/05/2014
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
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STARS: Brad Pitt attended the premiere of Maleficent with his partner Angelina Jolie, who stars in the movie.

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It was all high drama on the red carpet today as a man hit actor Brad Pitt in the face while he was signing autographs at the Hollywood premiere of a film starring the heart-throb's partner Angelina Jolie.

Pitt, a Golden Globe-winning actor, was at the premiere of Maleficent, at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California, when the man leaped over a fence and hit him, Sergeant Leonard Calderon of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Pitt quickly shook off the attack and returned to signing autographs. Authorities quickly subdued the man, who was arrested for misdemeanor battery and remained in police custody, Calderon said.

''The officers who were handling him said it looked like it was intentional, but at this point, it remains to be determined,'' Calderon said.

The New York Post reported that the man punched the Fight Club star in the face. The Post also identified the suspect as Vitalii Sediuk, the man who attempted to crawl under America Ferrera's gown at the Cannes Film Festival this month.

The suspect did not appear to be armed and investigators had not yet interviewed him to determine a motive, Calderon said.

''Maleficent'' is Disney's modern reimagining of the ''Sleeping Beauty'' fairytale, and Jolie stars as the film's villain.   

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