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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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46.

C. Nicks    

Another publicity stunt created to keep their names in the headlines. Stupidity must run in the family. James didn't consider that the photos were in the camera? Oh yea, and kissing your sister in public like a "love sick puppy" is normal too! All three of them are idiots.Her recent remarks about America's priorities was ignorant.

First Brangelina spent years (both of them) working the publicity circuit to become wealthy and famous. When it doesn't suit their purpose anymore then it's all about "Leave us alone".
Opps, changed our minds again, we want to speak out for a cause. Call CNN! "Photos, if we can't sell them then no one can have them". Next week will be another stunt.

I'll keep my entertainment dollars for entertainment, not drama.

2987 days ago
47.

Lance K.    

You crack me up and you make very valid points. TMZ does this to draw us in and you are right they are making a ton via advertising. So lets start ranting on them. What has TMZ done to make America better lately? How are they spending their money. I don't understand how TMZ is spending my money writing about celebrities I don't like don't they know they should only cover those in the entertainment field that I DEEM WORTHY

2987 days ago
48.

Anjali    

First of all, Henry. There are many, many other countries that need our help, besides Namibia. So, NO, I am not wasting my time doing research on a country that I have no interest in supporting. There are billions and billions of people that need our help. So, no, I did not find the time to read up on a country that I have no interest in supporting JUST because Brangelina was there. Why don't they go support India? My parents are from that country and I have more concern over that country than any other. And in fact, the majority of my money is not only given to the people who need it here in America, but also much goes to India. As someone who has been to India and is a supporter of India, I will ask you the same thing... Have you taken the time to research on India and can you do something about the poor there and donate some money? No, I don't think you have any interest. So, go research and support Namibia if you wish. And while you're at it, take the time out to research some other countries and charities besides the ones that Brangelina supports and help those others. Namibia... I don't have time for Namibia.

2987 days ago
49.

tmz is full crap    

Martin, why do you single me out stating I made foul mouthed comments - I stated the facts - what is foul mouthed about bottom feeder, skank, bigged lipped, wife leaver? All those are facts and the truth of the matter is - that some of the other blogs stated skank, slut, whore, etc. How are my comments any better or worse than those. Why don't you re-read all the blogs and then personally attack me or someone else for that matter. Plus, if you have read my other blogs on the Brad Flees article, you would see that I apologize to those whom I may have offended in my wording expressing my disgust. I do not wish harm or bad things on anyone - whether they be the mega rich, mega stars or just common people like me. I hope you have a great day.

2987 days ago
50.

Tyler    

It's Jolie's brother's fault in the 1st place. With all the money they have he is sending his camera to get fixed with the photos of the most celebrated child birth since Jesus . . at the local Walmart? These people have turn themselves into a huge joke. . .

2987 days ago
51.

Barb    

Who gives a rat's behind about this couple? Does the media really think that everyone is impressed with their self proclaimed importance? I would rather read the life story of a homeless person and learn of ways to help him get on his feet. I would rather hear about charities that help people rather than look at the ugly mugs of these two nonentities. She is a skank and he is Mr. skank. Now please take them out of the media. I don't buy newspapers or magazines anymore. Do I have to see these two dolts online too?

2987 days ago
52.

Calee    

Worthless pics my a$$. They are too stupid too live. They just passed up 2 million dollar paycheck! And that's on the Black market. A baby shower with two of hottest people on the this planet. They should be kicking themselves in the a$$ right aboooooouuuuttttt NOW! Oh and James, I knew you were slow, but Best Buy? Just CHEAP...sad sad sad

Angie, I hope he not the God Father, he's not too bright. But I suspect you know that. I guess she got all the good genes. You damn sure can't argue with that.

We hold these truths to be self evident. We do. Then let it be written....

2987 days ago
53.

Barb    

This is for Angelina and Britney Spears:

CLOSE YOUR LEGS THE SMELL IS KILLING US.

2987 days ago
54.

Kimberly    

Wasn't Angelina Jolie just complaining about how America's focus is all wrong...what? Because its not on her and her ridiculous baby pictures! Who freakin cares. I am so over this stupid couple - I wish they would just go to Nambia and stay there. Who needs this? And hey - mister policeman, why don't you go help some real victims with real problems...you know, go after the real criminals - child molesters, rapists, drug dealers. This is unreal - the fact that I have spent this much time typing about these stupid pictures makes me even more mad. They had a baby - not the messiah, not the "Chosen One" - its a baby...maybe Angelina and Brad need to come back down to earth.

2987 days ago
55.

Lance K.    

Madelon Keyes needs to face reality her son is a criminal. Even she admits he showed the pictures. Ummm, they weren't his pictures to share

2987 days ago
56.

Tristen    

Sarah, I believe that the whole point of everyones comments is that the FBI wouldn't do that for anyone other than Brangelina. I understand that they want their privacy but they are famous. Paris had an unauthorized sex tape that no one would do anything about and the FBI is taking baby shower photos???? I just think that it is a little much. Besides, who wants to see the darn pictures anyway?

2987 days ago
57.

macademian    

Maybe some taxpayer dollars could be spent teaching you people about SPELLING AND GRAMMAR!

2987 days ago
58.

linda    

anyone who loves and cares for a child is allright with me!!!!God bless you and yours

2987 days ago
59.

Azure    

It is VERY hard for me to BELIEVE that James Haven was forgetful enough to take out the memory card! Even if he could not take it out, he knows there are valuable or very private photos of his sister... A FAMOUS ACTRESS! You mean to tell me he didn't take extra measures to protect the care of those photos?? He could have found some way to take that darn chip or film out! Break the darn camera and get his sister to buy him a new one. Or give it to Brad and Angelina to go get fixed, since it's photos of them.

I can NOT believe they arrested someone or raided someone's house over these photos. Photos can be easily distributed! So, either don't take the photos or keep them under very special care!

I just can NOT believe James was really gullible enough to trust the Best Buy people to take care of those photos without distributing them. If anyone should be held responsible, it should be him! What makes Brangelina think that people are NOT going to distribute those photos! I mean, they weren't even pornographic. It was a party! If my party photos were copied and distributed, of course I can't do anything about it except get the law to handle it. But not the FBI. I highly doubt the FBI will care to take a bunch of my baby shower photos from another state. If someone was selling my baby shower photos, I wouldn't even care cause I'd be like "WHO CARES!" I don't see the FBI getting involved EVERY crime that happens across states. Maybe they were paid off by Brangelina. If Brangelina paid the FBI, THEN I would not have a problem with it!




But if the photos were COPIED and the chip was still under the care of the store, then what's the CRIME???

2987 days ago
60.

brenda    

if people didnt buy the trash magizines, and stalk the stars, then the pictures wouldnt be so valuable would they?I agree that they should help our own. But then again, that is our governments responsibility, not a movie star!!!!!! Good for them that they are helping a country that cant help themselves.
Its their money, they can do whatever they want with it. They dont have to help anyone if they chose not to.
Dont hate.

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