Pitt: The nutter put his head on my crotch
Actor Brad Pitt has spoken out about the red carpet attack that left Ukrainian TV presenter Vitalii Sediuk behind bars.
The notorious prankster accosted Pitt at the world premiere of Maleficent in Hollywood last week.
"I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch," the 50-year-old actor told People magazine.
In his statement about the incident, the father-of-six said: "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. 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.
Sediuk, 25, who is known for pulling pranks on celebrities, spent two days in jail after being pulled off the Maleficent premiere red carpet by security guards.
He pleaded no contest to battery and unlawful activity, and was sentenced to three years of probation and a year's worth of psychiatric counselling.
The TV presenter was also ordered to stay 500 yards (457m) away from all celebrity events.
He must also stay away from Pitt and his fiancee Angelina Jolie, who star in Maleficent.
Watch the video of the prankster attack on Mail Online.