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E! Gives Cops Smoking Gun

10/25/2006 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

E! crew caught on Brad Pitt's propertyPolice sources tell TMZ that an E! camera crew is currently under investigation, and the entertainment network has provided cops with what could be Exhibit A in a criminal prosecution.

We're told on October 19, a three-person crew from E! went through a gate and entered Brad Pitt's compound in the Hollywood Hills. A construction worker noticed them and contacted Pitt's personal security, who then confronted them.

Two days after the incident, the general contractor on the job and the head of Pitt's security went to LAPD's Hollywood division and filed a criminal trespass report against the two men and a woman from E!. But here's the rub. The eyewitnesses only saw one member of the crew on Pitt's property.

But E! came to Pitt's rescue. After summarily firing the crew, we're told that yesterday E! Entertainment sent detectives a DVD with all of the video that its crew shot. Police sources say the video is incriminating.

The cops tell TMZ they will make a decision next week on whether to refer the case to the L.A. City Attorney for prosecution. We're told E! has been in touch with Brad's peeps in an attempt to settle the matter civilly, not criminally. Stay tuned.

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1.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

busted.

maybe they should move to namibia - it will be the only way the media stops following them - by getting an entire country to prevent it.

2921 days ago
2.

stupid story    

Sorry, but don't understand a damn thing about this stupid story...wait, i don't care.

2921 days ago
3.

omg    

THAT IS 'TRESPASSING' #1. Against the law.

2921 days ago
4.

pip    

I come to read once in a while , but i noticed CP always have a comment about the J/P.

From the tone of your comments you dont like them.

Why waste your time ?. Just want to know, not being judgemental here.

2921 days ago
5.

sam    

I agree the CP person has a major obsession with these two. If you go back and look at others the person post like 9000 time on the same subject if any one of the three AJ, JA, or BP are mentioned. Too weird. Maybe it's a stocker.

2921 days ago
6.

Wendy    

It is about time, the entertainment paparazi is getting WAY out of hand, seriously someone is going to be sued and hurt one day. I think that its up to the entertainment paparazzi to start putting holds on where, how far etc etc how close, they can get for a scoop. You the paparazzi and whoever you work for that is, should be ashamed and investigated yourselves or sued. You are provoking your own employees, it is a matter of time before you get sued or one of the stars gets hurt, kids and what not. Get a life and straighten your people out ALL entertainment bosses that want scoops for their magazines, newspapers and all that. Let me tell you I buy all those magazines but if you keep up the BS, hurt and lies I will stop. I am a total magazine whore I admit it.

2921 days ago
7.

Trinity    

I hope Pitt pursues this in the criminal court, then maybe, just maybe those people from E might learn a lesson.

2921 days ago
8.

juligen    

Holly shit, this is scary stuff.

Iam sorry, but i get shilly just to imagine that happening in my house.

2921 days ago
9.

Did someone say...buttplugs?    

When these people go out into the world they are fair game. Going on to someones property crosses the line. Nowadays you don't know what the intentions of someone with big brass balls to creep around your home are. Stay off of private property!

2921 days ago
10.

juligen    

I am sorry, but when celebrities are outside followed by dozzens of paparazzis, people scream if you don’t want the attention stay at home, then when they stay at home, some stupid people invade their home.
I hope they go to jail, this madness has to stop.

2921 days ago
11.

skip    

This is same house where a fan once got inside and slept in Brad's sweats in his bed. Luckily, he has three construction crew shifts, 24-hours so it's not empty while he's away. He has had this house over a decade. He owns both adjacent properties too. It's actually in a regular neighborhood and no one bothers him if
he runs to market etc. So far. Now paparrazi are deranged stalkers!

2921 days ago
12.

vicki    

i thought i was the only one who noticed cp has an unhealthy dislike/obsession with the jolie-pitts.

2920 days ago
13.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

am i alone in noticing you all have an unhealthy obsession with me? i don't even notice you people.

true i don't like brad very much. angie's not bad - she's got a good heart, i'm just don't idolize them like y'all do.

2920 days ago
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sylvia    

i think they should be prosecuted they shouldn't be so damn nosey and they knew what they were doing before they did it if anybody knew it was the wrong thing to do they should have known so i think they deserve what they get.....you know brad and angelina are some freaks..what if they were doin it on their balcony or somthin or in the jacuzzi or something i would f*** someone up they are lucky they got stopped before brad stumbled across them

2920 days ago
15.

Lance K.    

The crew was definitely over the line and they should be prosecuted. What did they think the chain was there for a personal welcome. They knew better but thought it was worth the risk so now they need to accept consequences for their actions

2918 days ago
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