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Police Raids Over Jolie-Pitt Baby Shower

6/29/2006 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the FBI and Massachusetts authorities raided a Westfield, Mass. home Tuesday night and seized photos of a baby shower held by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

It's a bizarre story that starts in Namibia, where the shower was thrown. James Haven, Jolie's brother, took a number of pictures in Namibia. When he returned to L.A., his camera broke so he took it to Best Buy where the camera was purchased, and asked them to fix it under the warranty. Best Buy sent the camera to Precision Camera and Video Repair in Enfield, Connecticut.

Sources tell TMZ that two employees at Precision, Bill Keyes and Adam Beckwith, discovered the pictures in the digital camera. We're told that Keyes told authorities that Beckwith downloaded the photos.

Keyes mother, Madelon, told TMZ that her 36-year-old son was excited, showed her the pictures and sent an email to someone in California. Sources say the email may have been an attempt to sell the photos. Madelon Keyes told TMZ, "I don't think he would do something like that."

A sergeant from the Westfield Police Department confirmed with TMZ that authorities searched Keyes' home and seized his computer. The sergeant also said a search warrant was executed at Precision Camera and Video Repair and the actual camera that took the pictures was also seized.

The sergeant said neither Keyes nor Beckwith were arrested and that the case is in the hands of the LA County District Attorney. The sergeant says neither man violated Massachusetts law, but California laws are different.

Danielle Friedland of Celebrity Baby Blog tells TMZ that she received an email last week with sample photos attached, "to see what these photos may be worth." One of the of the images was on her blog. After some consideration, however, Danielle removed the images, believing the photos may have been illegally obtained.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney had no comment because the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

We could not reach Bill Keyes or Adam Beckwith for comment.

John Malinosky, President of Precision Camera and Video Repair said he was unaware of the search and "We have absolutely no knowledge of this."

TMZ placed a call to Lavely & Singer, Pitt and Jolie's lawyers, but it was not returned.
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286.

Krystal    

I cannot believe everyone is making such a big deal about this!!
Lets start with first things first.

1. Are you telling me you would not be upset or go to the authorities if your childrens pictures were stolen and being put online? Thats crazy!! With as many weirdos are in the world today, I would freak out if either of my two childrens photos showed up in some mans house several states away.

2. You are actually talking down to the two of them about where they are donating their money? Where do you people come from?
First off, this is America where everyone is free and has the option to work and take care of their family. Half of the people needing charity in our country is because they are too lazy or tired to get off their ass and get a job.
Have you ever been to another country? Such as Africa? You could not even imagine living in conditions that some people live in their entire life.
How can you actually complain about where they are donating their money? The two of them have donated more money and done more helpful things across the globe than any other celebrity has done in years. I say more power to them!!

3. Everyone keeps talking about how they only sold baby Shilohs pics to make money - do any of you remember that all of that money went to charity? They were in a bad situation and did the best they could to gain control of it. Everyone wanted photos of the baby, so they set it up so they could control the situation and keep their family safe from the paparazzi

4. And finally - I love how everyone keeps saying that they are so tired of hearing about them blah blah blah. If you are so tired of it, why did you choose to click on this specific link, to read about them, then to take you time and post about them?
Doesn't make much sense does it?

3011 days ago
287.

Krystal    

Here is to Noel --
Who the hell are you to slam our U.S. Government!!
My husband has been in the military for 10 years to help people like you be able to keep your ignorant choice of free speech.

Like Nola had said - it isn't anything to do with the fact that celebrity childrens photos were taken - it was that they were taken and were found in other states and were being put online - that honey is a crime.
Get a clue and realize what you are talking about before you bash anyone.
Do you think your local police department could handle criminal activity in another state?

3011 days ago
288.

Darlene    

Enough on these two, they are NOT! all that. Her brother's PR people went to far.
Hey Bubby you got your name on the gossip pages whoo hooo.
Wonder what country will get this money? Not for our children, bet your sweetazz!!
The FBI doesn't have any child abusers,pedophiles,or maybe a terrorist to chase?
They are THE PITTS, wish they would fade.

3010 days ago
289.

leela    

Jolie carts those babies around like they were accessories anyway but a person has the right to take their camera in for repairs and expect privacy. Did this guy honestly believe he wouldn't get caught stealing and trying to sell these photos? I have nothing good to say about Angelina. She adopts that beautiful little boy then carries him around with that horrible looking mohawk haircut. Does she intend to raise him to be a little punk? Her adopted daughter is beautiful too but she seems to be collecting children like a person might collect stamps. I don't believe her pregnancy wasn't a shrewd and calculating move to score points against Jennifer considering all the horrible things being said about the fact that Brad and Jen didn't have any kids. Good thing Jennifer was smart enough to know she wasn't ready for motherhood, she'd be raising them alone. Brangelina can't have it both ways. You want to be humanitarians than go do good things. You don't run off together, accidently on purpose get pregnant, then expect the world to be more interested in your worthy cause than it is in the scandalous way you live your life. I can't believe that people have decided Angelina is some kind of saint just because she was clever enough to allow herself to get pregnant. She's a smart cookie, that one. Having said that though, the guy who stole the pictures may not have been able to resist temptation but he still broke the law. I wonder if Jolie still kisses her brother full on the mouth, yuck, and if she carries around a vile of Brad's blood.

3010 days ago
290.

Huh?    

I DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR DESIRE TO WADE THROUGH 400 AND SOME COMMENTS BUT THIS WAS PROBABLY MENTIONED.

I'M SO RELIEVED THAT THOSE PICS WERE LOCATED. AFTER ALL, THEY ARE SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO NATIONAL SECURITY THAN LOCATING OSAMA BIN LADEN. THE FBI IS CERTAINLY DOING THEIR JOB. WE CAN ALL SLEEP SAFELY NOW KNOWING THOSE PICS HAVE BEEN LOCATED. BRAD & ANGELINA'S CAMERA IS SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN TERRORISTS FLYING PLANES INTO THE TWIN TOWERS AND THE PENTAGON.

3009 days ago
291.

jessi    

well....it's true that may-be this whole situation about the pictures are blown out of proportion.......but i think that with the money that they make every year they probably paid a big chunk of that to the government too.....im sure that there are many cases like this out there too, but it just that maybe the people are not celebrities and so therefor their stories are not published out in public......but then again....wouldn't u be mad if someone stole ur pictures without ur concent and try to sell or do whatever with it on the internet??? there are a lot of perverts out there that can use those pictures for you know what reasons.

3008 days ago
292.

Katherine    


I'M NOT IMPRESSED WITH BRANGELINA SO WITH BRAD. I GUESS BRANGELINA IS TRYING TO DUPLICATE OR XEROX COPY PRINCESS DIANN DOING THOSE STUFF IN AFRICA TO EARN ANOTHER PUBLICITY SINCE SHE'S NOBODY HERE SHE'S CREATING A NEW IMAGE [AS IF IT'S FOR REAL] BUT DOING CHARITABLE WORKS YOU CAN FEEL IT IF THEY ARE FOR REAL. . . WELL . . SHE'S A GOOD CAPITALIST. . . THERE'S SO MANY WAYS TO DO OUTREACH AND CHARITABLE WORKS YOU DON'T NEED TO ANNOUNCE IT TO THE MEDIA AND BESIDES NOBODY CAN DUPLICATE PRINCESS DIANNE YOU KNOW WHY? ? ? BECAUSE SHE CAME FROM A POOR FAMILY AND SHE'S FOR REAL YOU CAN FEEL IT YOU DON'T NEED TO SEE HER FACE TO FACE . . .

3008 days ago
293.

cbattise    

Much about nothing really! I think what Brad and Angie are doing in Africa is noble but they shouldn't turn their backs on America. New Orleans needs HELP!!!

3007 days ago
294.

JANICE WHITESPEARE    

angelia jole and brad pitt should share some of thecash with the poor people here in the USA. We have lots of children who need good homes also. tired of helping all these other countries while people who were born and raised in the usa are left on the streets, homeless, jobless and hungry. you two are both a joke

3007 days ago
295.

tim    

ridicules,
c'mon it's totally the brothers fault and those guys were doing the same thing anyone would do... Who do brad and his girl think they are... big deal- ya knuckles!
The FBI cares more about those two jokers than the real people of this country..
SO SICK OF MOVIE STARS YUK YUK YUK---just cause they can act -sort of, doesn't make them that important to me... Why dont we care more about the people that are like, "I don't know" inventing a cure for cancer or mapping the universe or something along those lines... not dim wit know it alls!

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