Leonardo DiCaprio becomes unfortunate victim of crotch bombing incident at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
The Ukranian journalist managed to stay there for several seconds before he was prized off by a swarm of security guards
It was only a matter of time before Leonardo DiCaprio suffered at the hands of a red carpet prankster.
But little did he know that the Santa Barbara International Film Festival would host the event – nor that it would involve an extended crotch diving incident to rival all others.
The Wolf of Wall Street star arrived to cheers and screams of delight from the crowd as he turned up and waved to the legions of fans that had gathered to catch a glimpse of him.
But within seconds, Ukranian ‘journalist’ Vitalii Sediuk had lunged towards him, kneeled down, and buried his head in DiCaprio’s privates.
Somehow, he managed to stay there, lingering like a leech on an open wound, for several seconds before he was prized off by a swarm of security guards and flung out of the arena.
Ever the pro, DiCaprio merely smiled and continued his path to the premiere, seemingly unphased by the incident.
Sediuk is, of course, well known to event organisers for staging outlandish stunts.
He was seen diving in Bradley Cooper's crotch at the SAG Awards in January, and was also slapped in the face by Will Smith after he tried to kiss him on the lips at the Russian premiere of Men In Black 3 in 2012.
- 2 Caitlyn Jenner car crash: Driver who died in collision sued by surviving passengers for $18.5m
- 3 Watch the Supermoon live: How to see the brightest Moon of the year tonight
- 4 Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
Caitlyn Jenner car crash: Driver who died in collision sued by surviving passengers for $18.5m
Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Tila Tequila kicked off show after 'describing Hitler as a good man'
Watch the Supermoon live: How to see the brightest Moon of the year tonight
Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says jobless migrants should be banned from entering the UK
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Internal Recruiter (manufact...
£50000 - £55000 per annum + 25 days holidays & benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Man...
£40000 - £48000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This software company specialis...
£28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: A successful organisation...