July 26, 2008
Less than a week after Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon were brought home to Chateau Miraval, two paparazzi were arrested for trying to photograph the newly expanded Jolie-pitt family.
"The two individuals were in full camouflaged gear and carried high-powered photographic equipment typically used by sophisticated paparazzi. When confronted by security guards on the Chateau Miraval property, the two individuals claimed there were just out on a hike," according to a statement released by Chateau Miraval.
According to the release, the encounter quickly became 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 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."
Pitt's representatives say all photographs of the Jolie-pitt family taken on private property in France have been obtained illegally and that Chateau Miraval plan to prosecute to the full extent of the law.
It has been reported that the first official photos of the twins could be sold for $20 million.