Grammy Gatecrasher Appeals To Adele For Help

Grammy Gatecrasher Appeals To Adele For Help

A journalist who managed to get on stage following Adele's Grammy win has now asked for her help after being arrested.

Ukrainian Vitalii Sediuk said his appearance onstage at Sunday's awards was a spontaneous event - and he is only now realising that it might have legal consequences for him.

Sediuk, who did not have a ticket to the awards show, briefly took the microphone before Adele accepted her award.

He only got a few words out before Jennifer Lopez shooed him away.

Sediuk went on to spend several hours in police custody before being released with a trespassing citation and a March 4 court date.

"It was spontaneous," he explained in a telephone interview. "It was not planned of course."

He said he now realised he might be banned from covering award shows, which would be problematic for a reporter who has already got a reputation for awkward celebrity encounters.

Last year, Will Smith slapped 24-year-old Sediuk after he tried to kiss him on a red carpet.

He said he hoped that Adele, who called Lopez her "good luck charm" at Sunday's show, would help him out of his latest mess.

"Oh Adele. Help me not to go to jail," Sediuk said.

He said he arrived at the show in a car that had access to the red carpet, and he did a few interviews before attempting to follow Nicole Kidman into the show.

She stopped to talk to reporters and he then followed in Katy Perry - all without a security guard ever stopping him to ask for a ticket.

Once inside, he got a seat near the stage, apparently taking Adam Levine's seat.

"I didn't really think about the fact that I didn't have the ticket," he said.

Publicists for the Grammys did not return email messages about security at the event.

Los Angeles police said Sediuk was arrested by private security who were responsible for making sure those at the show belonged there.

Sediuk's stunt went largely unnoticed until his arrest was first reported on Monday night by the Hollywood Reporter.

Sediuk said he was initially excited about what had happened, but was now more apprehensive about the prospect of going to court.

Nevertheless, he still thinks the stunt was worth it, insisting: "I don't regret doing anything."

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