Justin Timberlake was walking into the stylish event alongside wife Jessica Biel when someone grabbed on to his lower right leg and tried to pull him down.
Timberlake only had to deal with the hanger-on for a moment, though. Security quickly removed the culprit, who was none other than serial red carpet disrupter Vitalii Sediuk, according to multiple reports and a photographer who was on the ground. The attacker was wearing glasses and hiding his face.
Timberlake didn’t seem to be hurt at all, but he looked confused by the incident as he continued down the red carpet with his wife, Jessica Biel.
Over the past few years, Vitalii Sediuk pulled similar so-called pranks on Kim Kardashian, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Gigi Hadid, and other celebs at events around the world. The supposed Ukrainian entertainment journalist has continued to work his way into VIP events.
There have been some serious consequences for Sediuk. Pitt punched him when he confronted the actor and his then-wife on the red carpet at the 2014 Hollywood premiere of her movie Maleficent. At Milan Fashion Week in 2016, Hadid elbowed him in the face. Sediuk has been arrested and sentenced to probation, but most celebrities have seemingly declined to press charges against him.