Paparazzi arrested for trespassing on Brangelinas French holiday home

July 26th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, July 26 (ANI): Two photogs found themselves behind bars after they tried to photograph the newly expanded Jolie-Pitt family at the couples French holiday home Chateau Miraval.

Tony Webb, head of security, revealed that the men were found hiding on the grounds of the estate on Thursday.

The two individuals were in full camouflaged gear and carried high-powered photographic equipment typically used by sophisticated paparazzi, quoted him, as saying in a statement.

When confronted by security guards on the Chateau Miraval property, the two individuals claimed there were just out on a hike, he added.

Mr Webb also revealed that the encounter had quickly become violent.

Security then attempted to escort the individuals down the hill in order to wait for the local police. The same photographer then became violent, kicked one of the security guards, said he has Hepatitis C and bit another security guard, he said.

He then wiped blood from a cut onto the two security men repeatedly and continued to bite. The security personnel are now being checked at the hospital.

Pitts legal eagles have already warned media outlets against publishing surreptitiously taken pictures.

A letter was sent to various publications and was also made available for perusal on the Smoking Gun”’’s website, regarding the privacy matter.

Yael Holtkamp of the high-powered Los Angeles-based law firm Lavely & Singer warns of dire consequences should the images, shot by shutterbugs using “highly powerful telephoto lenses,” turn up in print or online.

“The taking of the Photos constitutes a malicious violation of Mr. Pitt”’’s privacy, including under the laws of California and France,” he said. (ANI)

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