PARIS Two paparazzi in camouflage gear scuffled
with bodyguards of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt after they were
found hiding on the grounds of the Hollywood stars' French
estate, the couple's security chief said on Friday.
Tony Webb, head of the team guarding the Chateau Miraval
estate where the couple are staying following the birth of
their twins earlier this month, said the incident took place on
"We caught the two and tried to escort them off the
property, and the guy's just gone berserk, thrashing out,
kicking and actually biting one of the security people,
breaking his finger, drawing blood and screaming that he had
Hepatitis C," he told Reuters.
An officer at the police station in nearby Brignoles
village confirmed that an incident involving paparazzi had
taken place at the sprawling property but gave no details.
Jolie and Pitt have reportedly sold exclusive picture
rights to the first photographs of their newborn twins Vivienne
Marcheline and Knox Leon to a U.S. publication for $11 million.
The money would go to charity.
Pitt's lawyers have threatened legal action against
magazines or websites publishing recent pictures they say were
taken by paparazzi of the actor and his family at the estate.
Webb said they would also take action against photographers.
"The family are really fed up that these people are
trespassing, so we're going to try to get restraining orders
and use the law to do whatever we have to to keep them off the
property," he said.