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Brad Pitt slams celebrity prankster

When Brad Pitt joined fiancée Angelina Jolie last week for the Hollywood premiere of Maleficent, he was shocked to be hit in the face by serial celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk.

"I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me. I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels," the actor told People Magazine.

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt attending the premiere of "Maleficent" in LA. Credit: PA

He added: "I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head – not too hard – but enough to get his attention, because he did let go.

"I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses."

"I don't mind an exhibitionist," Pitt continues, "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."

"He should know, if he tries to look up a woman's dress again, he's going to get stomped," Brad Pitt said.