About six to seven security guards wrestled the man across the barrier and threw him to the ground. Police then cuffed the attacker, whose trousers nearly fell down in the scuffle. Pitt was apparently rattled but unhurt and soon resumed signing autographs before walking into the theatre. Some reports say that it was just a slap across the face and that it wasn't a punch.
The man is apparently an Ukrainian reporter named Vitali Sediuk and is a known red carpet prankster. Sediuk's most recent prank was about two weeks ago when he tried to put his head up America Ferrera’s skirt at the Cannes premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2.
Vitalli Sediuk is reportedly being charged for misdemeanour battery following the incident.