The Academy Awards have drafted a letter to the Ukrainian TV presenter who crashed this year’s Grammy awards, warning him to stay away from the Oscars event taking place this Sunday.
In the letter signed by their lawyer David Quinto, Vitalii Sediuk was told that he is not welcome, and so any sign of him at the event will attract legal prosecution. The letter came after he expressed his desire to attend the Oscars, and even went to the Academy’s press accreditation office this week to attempt to pick up a credential on behalf of Eurovision, a network of European channels that provides a live broadcast of the Oscars for Sudiuk’s Studio 1 + 1.
‘For security reasons,’ Quinto’s letter states, ‘the Academy cannot permit uninvited persons to attend, and, therefore, is forced to arrest such persons to ensure the safety of its invited guests and deter others from attempting to crash those events.’
Vitalii first gained notoriety when he kissed actor Will Smith during a red carpet event last year in Moscow and got a slap and a shove from the actor. This year he crashed the Grammys when Adele was being presented her award by Jennifer Lopez an Pitbull.
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