When Adele took the stage to accept her GRAMMY for Best Pop Solo Performance earlier this year, she was almost upstaged by an overzealous fan. Now that stage-crasher is facing possible jail time.
The crasher, Vitalii Sediuk who is best known for earning a slap from Will Smith after kissing him on the red carpet at the Moscow premiere of Men In Black 3, has been charged with one count apiece of “willfully leaving a spectator area to go into a performance area and interfering and delaying program participants.”
“The safety and protection of both participants and attendees of major events held in this city is a priority of my office,” L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich said in a statement obtained by E! News. “In this age of heightened security, any person who intentionally crosses that line and acts in an irresponsible manner will be held accountable for his or her actions.”
After the GRAMMYs, Sediuk revealed that he didn’t have a ticket to the awards show, but managed to walk into the Staples Center next to Katy Perry and sit in Adam Levine’s seat in the second row, which left the Maroon 5 frontman sitting on the floor for the first part of the show.