Prankster Vitalii Sediuk apologises, plans to leave the US

Los Angeles: Former TV journalist Vitalii Sediuk, who hit headlines for pranking celebrities on the red carpet, has apologised for his antics and plans to leave the US.

Sediuk, who was arrested for troubling Brad Pitt during the `Maleficent` premiere, now plans to pursue a career in modelling in London, suggest reports.

"Basically, I`m changing my life. I would like to thank Hollywood for having me this two years and a half. It was an experience that taught me a lot in life. Most importantly, I would like to say sorry for celebrities that had to deal with my stunts and thank them for being tolerant to me all this time," Sediuk said.

"The motivation behind all my pranks was always positive even when some of them went wrong and were not understood by the public. I came to the decision to move overseas but there`s some part of me that will stay in this city. I know you will not miss me," he added.

Sediuk had come to be known as the red carpet terror for gatecrashing major events.

He got a slap from Will Smith for trying to kiss him, disrupted Adele as she received her trophy at the Grammy Awards, hugged Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper and hid under America Ferrera`s dress at the Cannes Film Festival.

But his prank on Pitt in May cost him dearly as the Ukrainian man was arrested and ordered to complete community service following the May 28 incident. He was also ordered to stay 500 yards away from Hollywood events.

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