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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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121.

Judy    

Seriously, GET A LIFE, ALL OF YOU

3001 days ago
122.

trish    

who cares about there photos if they had been any one elses photos the fbi and poice wouldnt have giving a rats a**

3001 days ago
123.

Susan    

I agree with most of these comments. Much ado about nothing at all!!! In additon, I also believe they should be giving more to our country; our children. I believe the same of the Gates foundation. They give so much to other countries and where in the heck did Gates make most of his money. Handle our problems first, then go somewhere else. No one, and I mean no will help our people if there ever was a need, the way we help other nations. If A and B are so in love with so many other countries, let them go live there and make their livings there. Bring your charity home Angie!!!! And Bill and Melinda...bring your charity home. Build houses for people who have no house; buy cars for people who cannot afford them; pay for health insurance for all those who dont have it; pay for drugs for the elderly; buy food for people 'on the line' who cannot get any assistance; send a C student to college so he/she can have a chance like the A students. I could go on and on,...DO SOMETHING MORE HERE BILL, MELINDA and others who give so much to other countries.

3001 days ago
124.

Al Kaplan    

The photographer owns the copyright on their photos. People have no right to steal and profit from the copyright work of others. The copyright laws are federal, hence the FBI involvement.

3001 days ago
125.

Cat    

I can't agree more. These people have been made rich by Americans yet turn their backs to those that have made them stars. We have millions of people in the US that could benefit from their donations. Children living in cars. The only meals they get are at school. Now Bill Gates is giving away billions. Gee, thirty thousand dollars to every low income or needy household in America for the down payment on a house or to help buy a reliable car to get to work would go a long way. I think it is a gross injustice that these people live like they do as others die because they can't buy a $30 medication to save their life!

3001 days ago
126.

maddyb326    

first angelina got popular for being trashy, then she became popular for stealing someone's husband and making him get her pregnant before his divorce was final, (making her a tramp) and then she went dragged her kids around the world pretending to be a mother theresa when she hasn't paid on iota of attention to all the people who made her famous over her looks and fake personality. and brad is just a waste of space. the man is the most pitiful thing i've ever seen. leaves a wife who loves him so he can follow some glorified prostitute around the world like a lost puppy dog begging for a bone. give me a break. losers! both are losers, especially if they have to make the fbi waste their time on some baby pictures. they should be glad so many people actually care so much about their sorry selves.

3001 days ago
127.

Sharon    

I have to agree, I'm so sick of hearing about these two that I too wish They would go back to Africia and stay there. What have They done for The U.S? We have needy Children here. They made Their money here and act like They are better than Everyone else. I hope They get the point and go into seclusion and stay there. I won't pay to see another one of Their movies ever again. Their Heads are
much too big for their own good.

3001 days ago
128.

Shannon    

The FBI took part in this, unreal. Really pathetic.

3001 days ago
129.

Pappy    

Interesting that a number of people comment on the "waste" of resources in pursuing this incident rather than the apparent lack of integrity and respect for privacy that any of us expect. But what the heck, wasn't your pictures now was it.........

3001 days ago
130.

PHILIP CIOFALO    

The only crime here is that the FBI is going to
chase baby pics all over the country.

What a joke!!!

3001 days ago
131.

Ryan    

Everyone complains about invasion of privacy, which this is truly a clear case of. Just because someone's wealthy doesn't mean they aren't entitled to services from the authorities. What these people did is, as I'm sure will be found, entirely illegal. What if some of you had nude photos of yourself, and you thought you had deleted them, however a tech had recovered them and sold them to the internet? Wouldn't you notify the authorities and demand justice? Nude pictures or a picture of your backyard, your photos are your photos, and nobody has a right to sell or distribute them without permission. Stop being so hypocritical America, and leave the celebrities alone. Being famous should not mean giving up your rights as an American. Try thinking about it, how would you have reacted? I'm just a nobody, but at least I get it. Americans deserve privacy so long as they abide by the laws of this country.

3001 days ago
132.

Rene Francis    

I am reminded of the ex-husband who said of a big, but fading, star "She would sell her own bowel movement".

3001 days ago
133.

Jaculis    

It's seems as though the issue of personal intellectual property and privacy is what is at the core of the matter, and I doubt that many would like their private information stolen and used in a manner in which they did not intend. Say for example, credit card purchases data, or tax information.

However, I don't know much of anything, too.

3001 days ago
134.

cc    

I agree with most of you, this IS what the FBI is doing. HMMM.

3001 days ago
135.

Mikey J.    

Couple of over-paid play actors now have their own FBI team!

3001 days ago
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