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Brad Pitt Attacked By "Prankster" On Red Carpet

Brad Pitt was the target of a "prank" Wednesday night while at the world premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' with Angelina Jolie, TMZ reports.  Ukranian TV reporter Vitalii Sediuk jumped over the red-carpet security barrier and rushed toward Pitt, touching Pitt's face before being taken down by security.

Sediuk was arrested by LAPD and booked for misdemeanor battery.

“This was an unfortunate and inappropriate incident that is being investigated by the LAPD,” a spokesperson for Disney told Variety.  According to law enforcement officials Pitt was unharmed and unfazed, and continued to greet fans and sign autographs after the incident.

What we're wondering is, how in the heck does Sediuk keep getting access to red carpets?!?  He's already serving 3 years probation for crashing the stage at The Grammys in 2013.

Seduik has become a notorious red-carpet prankster, having been slapped for trying to kiss Will Smith, as well as delivering "crotch hugs" to Leo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper.

Just two weeks ago Sediuk stuck his head underneath America Ferrera's dress at a 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' premiere: