Fan attacks Brad Pitt at Maleficent Hollywood premiere

And he fought back!


At the Hollywood premiere of Maleficent, starring his wife, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt was struck by a man who jumped over the barriers outside the El Capitan theater on Hollywood Boulevard.


Pitt was signing autographs for fans when the man leaped over the barrier, hugged Pitt, and then attacked him. KTLA 5 reports that it was "more of an open-hand slap and not a punch." Security held the attacker down, while waiting for the police to arrive. Pitt and Jolie continued to do their premiere duties, but after posing for pictures, Pitt quietly walked away without giving further interviews.


TIME reports that Pitt struck back. The Los Angeles Police Department also confirmed that the suspect was not armed and they have yet to release the name of the assailant. According to Time, the suspect resembles Vitalii Sediuk, the reputed celebrity prankster whose recent antics include diving underneath actress America Ferrera's dress at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.


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