As a bonafide superstar, Brad Pitt is no stranger to the constant gaze and glare of the paparazzi. His very public breakup with Angelina Jolie which involved many bitter legal battles has been one of the many times that the star has had to deal with the invasion of his private life. But the Mr. and Mrs. Smith actor has had a lot of practice to face these difficult moments. In the late 90s, Brad Pitt was involved in a legal dispute with a celebrated magazine that caused quite a stir in Hollywood. This incident was also significant as Pitt’s ex-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow was also a part of the feud.
Also Read: “I probably have a very long list of Nos”: Angelina Jolie Blamed Her High Standards for Being Single for a Long Time After Divorce With Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt Took Playgirl Magazine To Court
In the 90s, Brad Pitt found himself in the middle of a legal battle with the popular Playgirl magazine. The actor sued the publication after they printed leaked n*de photos of him without his consent. Although Pitt emerged victorious, he was unable to prevent fans from accessing the scandalous images. The racy photos in question had been taken two years earlier, while the Babylon actor was vacationing with his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow on the island of St. Barthelemy.
The pictures were ultimately taken down but the damage was already done. During a court proceeding, the judge ruled in favor of Pitt and ordered the publication to stop the delivery of its August issue in which the pictures had appeared. However, to Pitt’s chagrin, the judge did not order a recall of the magazines that had already been sent to subscribers which meant that a significant amount of people had already seen the pictures before they were ordered to be taken down.
Also Read: “I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do it”: Brad Pitt Got Depressed in Miserable Shooting Condition, Was Forced to Continue Working Since He Could Not Pay $40 Million
Brad Pitt Has A History of Legal Disputes With The Paparazzi
Apart from the very public showdown with Playgirl magazine, Brad Pitt has frequently clashed with photographers regarding the content published. In 2005, Pitt’s attorney, John Lavely, stated to prevent people from taking photos of the actor at his private home. According to sources, the paparazzi went a bit too far and invaded the actor’s privacy by clicking photos of him without his consent while he was standing on his balcony.
Fortunately, in Pitt’s favor, none of the images featured n*dity but the actor was justified in having legitimate reasons for wanting them off his property. Later that same year, Pitt clashed with a photographer on the set of the movie, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. In this incident, the photographer in question allegedly sneaked into the set to hide in a building waiting for Pitt to appear to take pictures of the celebrity.
Also Read: “We couldn’t get the budget”: Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt Nearly Ended Their Rivalry For Christian Bale and Matt Damon’s Movie ‘Ford vs Ferrari’