Brangelina is hoping it'll be don't ask, don't tell-all for their former bodyguard.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly retaining an arsenal of libel attorneys in both the U.S. and U.K. after catching wind of a planned—and not so flattering—memoir by the family's former security man, Mickey Brett.
According to the New York Daily News, Brett has been shopping around a proposal for a no-holds-barred bio and TV show based on his career as a bodyguard to Hollywood's elite. Although he plans on discussing his protection duties for Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere, it's the Jolie-Pitt clan that apparently takes center stage in his tome.
Brett has been guarding Jolie since 2001, and while he reportedly has kind words for the Oscar winner, Brett's not so peachy keen on Pitt.
Some readers may remember Brett from some of his headline-grabbing lowlights over the years. He was the Brangelina employee who allegedly assaulted a restaurant owner in Namibia and, in 2006, was accused of choking a paparazzo and, on a separate occasion, roughing up parents attempting to pick up their children from the Indian school the Jolie-Pitt kids were attending while she was filming A Mighty Heart. (Jolie rushed to Brett's defense after the latter incident, blaming paparazzi for the encounter.)
The couple's legal point person, Hollywood pitbull attorney Marty Singer, is already on the attack. He told the Daily News that Pitt and Jolie recently discovered Brett was not a former British SAS commando as he claimed. Singer also insisted that Brett is bound by a confidentiality agreement with his star clients.
As for Brett, his attorney told the newspaper that ghostwriter Robin McGibbon embellished several of the Brangelina-involving tales in the book proposal; McGibbon, however, has denied the charge.
Singer's threats seem to have worked. McKibbon seemed to tamp down the prospect of Brett going forward with his tell-all.
"Mickey was definitely going to consider a book or TV deal if the offer was good enough," McGibbon told the Daily News, but at least for now, "there's not going to be any book."