‘Grammy Crasher’ Guy May Face Jail Time for His Antics
For those who were duly impressed by the antics of "master crasher" Vitalii Sediuk--aka, the dude who managed to sneak into this year's Grammy Awards and hop on stage during Adele's trophy acceptance--better not attempt his antics. The Ukranian prankster is currently facing possible jail time as a result of his smooth moves.
The Los Angeles City Attorney has filed charges against Sediuk which could amount to six months jail time plus a $2000 cumulative fine, citing that in this age of "heightened security," anyone who crosses a line as he did will be held fully accountable for his or her actions.
"The safety and protection of both participants and attendees of major events held in this city is a priority of my office,” said City Attorney Carmen Trutanich in a statement. Arraignment is scheduled for May 31.
Sediuk is a TV personality in his home country, who's gained international notoriety for messing with celebs. His most recent prank besides the Grammy incident involved hopping on the red carpet and kissing actor Will Smith at the Moscow premiere of Men In Black 3. (That incident earned him a shove and smack from Smith.)
For the 2013 Grammys, he reportedly entered the ceremony sans tickets or credentials, calmly taking a seat once inside. Then, when Adele's name was called, he--equally calmly--took the stage and stood next to presenters Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, while the superstar--oblivious to his presence--accepted her award. He then walked offstage and was apprehended by security.