Brad Pitt attacked at Angelina Jolie's Maleficent premiere in LA

Published Thursday, May 29 2014, 10:35 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Brad Pitt was allegedly attacked while attending the premiere of fiancée Angelina Jolie's new movie Maleficent last night.

The father-of-six was struck in the face on Wednesday night (28 May) while on the red carpet in Hollywood, confirm the Los Angeles Police Department.

Angelina was on another part of the carpet at the time.

Brad Pitt at the premiere of Maleficent in LA, 28 May 2014

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According to reports, the culprit was a notorious celebrity 'prankster', who has a long history of approaching stars with odd behaviour.

He's accused of jumping the security barriers at the El Capitan Theatre and making contact with Brad, before security intervened.

Man is led away by police following an altercation with Brad Pitt, during which the Hollywood actor was reported to have been struck in the face, 28 May 2014

© WENN / Michael Wright

Brad was not hurt.

The 25-year-old suspect was arrested and booked on suspicion of misdemeanour battery. Witnesses told The Hollywood Reporter that he either punched or slapped Brad before being whisked away.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the 'Maleficent' film premiere, Los Angeles, America - 28 May 2014

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Brad and Angelina on the red carpet last night.

A spokesperson for Disney told Variety: "This was an unfortunate and inappropriate incident that is being investigated by the LAPD."

It's not the first time his bizarre antics have made headlines.

Just this month he left Ugly Betty star America Ferrera looking distraught after trying to climb under her voluminous dress at the Cannes Film Festival. He also got a slap from Will Smith on another red carpet after trying to kiss him.

Other stunts have included dropping to his knees to hug Leonardo DiCaprio, and attempting to crash the stage at the Grammy Awards after Adele won last year.

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