Pitt's photo fight
13:30 28 June 2006
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are fighting to stop stolen pictures of them preparing for the birth of their daughter from being published.
The couple - who recently returned from Namibia where Angelina gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel - have been left anxious after the digital memory card from their camera, containing shots of the pregnant actress, was taken.
Brad and Angelina have now hired a team of lawyers who are working furiously to stop the private pictures from being published
So far one image, of Brad and the pregnant 'Tomb raider' actress with white feather boas wrapped around their heads, has been illegally published on the internet.
The stolen memory card has reportedly been offered for sale to several media organisations and police are investigating the theft.
The couple's legal representatives, Lavely and Singer, say it would be "obvious to anyone viewing the stolen photos that they were taken in private, on private property and that they could only have been taken by our clients or a family member, who own all rights and interest there to."
The law firm has warned media publishers that anyone printing the pictures - some of which were taken during Angelina's baby shower - will be liable for damges.
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