Ukrainian “prankster journalist” Vitalii Sediuk strikes again, and this time, the infamous prankster went too far.
At Cannes on Friday (May 16), Sediuk snuck onto the red carpet and set his sights on America Ferrera. He ran and climbed underneath the “Ugly Betty” star’s dress, grabbing her leg and sticking his head under the skirt. He had to be forcefully pulled away by security, and was later thrown in jail.
Ferrera wasn’t hurt, and later on she laughed off the situation to Vulture. “I don’t even know what happened!” Ferrera says. “I feel something behind me, and there’s this guy under my dress, and then two guys drag him away! Of all of the things I prepared myself for, that was not one of them.”
While Ferrera isn’t Sediuk’s only “prank” victim — he has also pulled “pranks” on Leonardo DiCaprio, Adele, Bradley Cooper and Will Smith — this is by far his most inappropriate stunt yet. Is this not the definition of sexual assault? When Vulture told Ferrera that the situation felt “violating,” she said, “I agree with that statement.”
Check out a photo of the “prank” in action below: