Angelina Jolie’s former bodyguard might write a tell-all book

In Touch’s cover story this week is very hardcore. They report that Angelina Jolie’s former bodyguard, Mickey Brett, is planning to write a tell-all book about Angie and Brad. Mickey is best known as being Angelina’s long-time bodyguard, and for getting into multiple scuffles in India, as Angelina filmed A Mighty Heart. Mickey was the one to attack the paparazzi in India, and he was part of the incident in which several Indian parents claimed he shouted racist comments at them.

Mickey’s book, as In Touch spins it, is supposed to be some kind of expose of Jolie and her relationship with Brad. According to “sources”, Angie was very close to Mickey, and she confided in him about many, many subjects.

Angelina Jolie’s Oscar nomination celebrations have been marred by reports her former bodyguard is planning a tell-all which will set out to prove the actress moved in on partner Brad Pitt when he was still married to Jennifer Aniston.

Sources claim the actress, who was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award on Thursday (22Jan09), is seeking legal counsel to block Mickey Brett’s expose, which will also expose intimate details of her courtship and sex life with Pitt.

An publishing insider tells In Touch Weekly magazine, “He (Brett) knows everything about Angelina. It’s going to be one of the most explosive books ever written.”

Brett, who headed up the Jolie/Pitt’s security detail when the couple went into hiding in Namibia before the birth of baby daughter Shiloh in 2006, was reportedly fired by Pitt last year (08).

The source tells In Touch Brett never signed a confidentiality agreement and could be in the clear when it comes to revealing all about the Hollywood couple.

The insider also tells the publication, “It (book) will include all the sordid details of how they (Pitt and Jolie) got together while Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston.”

Pitt attempted to clear up those rumours in a recent interview after Jolie revealed the couple had met and fallen in love on the set of action film Mr. + Mrs. Smith, which was made when the movie hunk was still married. He insisted there was no “dastardly affair”.


Part of me really, truly thinks that this is just the usual tabloid crap. But Mickey was let go last year, and I could see how any former bodyguard might want to cash in on his famous protected celebrity. And I can totally believe that someone like Mickey would know all of the juiciest dirt. Allegedly, Angelina is already talking to lawyers about getting some kind of block on the publication. My guess is that Mickey is probably going to write a book, and that some of it will be about his famous clients, but that the dirt that being pushed in In Touch isn’t anywhere near the real story.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are shown at the Paris premiere of Benjamin Button last night. Credit: WENN

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  1. Syko says:

    Gah. Still working that old triangle crap.

    It’s a little early in the morning for popcorn, but I think I’ll get some ready and sit back and wait for the haters to show up.

  2. geronimo says:

    K – When you say he was ‘let go’ last year, what do you mean? Was it under a cloud, on bad terms? Was he sacked?

    If he writes it, I’ll certainly read it. And I’m just going to say this now: I think AJ & BP were a bit more ‘together’ that they say they were during the making of M&MS. JMO. And guess what, I couldn’t give a mouse-sized shit about it.

  3. Kaiser says:

    G – I was deliberately vague about that because there are conflicting reports. Some say Brad fired him in 2007, some say he was on Angie’s detail as late spring 2008. I really don’t know, but I suspect it was in 2007, after AMH finished and Brad brought in new bodyguards.

  4. HEB says:

    Star Mag reported this a month ago

  5. geronimo says:

    Thanks K. If he was sacked, then I suppose he might have a bone to pick with them. Odd though that there wouldn’t have been a confidentiality agreement? Oh well. wait and see, I guess.

  6. Mairead says:

    If he’s writing it like In Touch are saying it, it’s a really scummy thing to do, although I doubt it’ll be that explosive, this is AJ remember, nothing much surprises anyone about her, regardless of whether they like her or not. Plus he must plan on never having anything to do with the security game ever again.

    I think Kaiser’s hunch that it’ll be a more general “memoir”, to paraphrase Burn After Reading, which does give one a little more lee-way as it’s understood that you’re relying on memory.

  7. Terry says:

    there will never be a book. mickey is banned from entering the U.S so how could he walk in on brad and angelina “being intimate” IN LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA U.S.A. on the MAMS set in january 2004. the whole article is made-up.

  8. Ash says:

    …. because I want to read about the love triangle AGAIN but in novel length. GREAT.

  9. KDRockstar says:

    Waiting for the “ZOMG” crowd with my mocha latte…

  10. Sauronsarmy says:

    Hmm I’m sure he had to sign some sort of “confidentiality agreement” right? Doesn’t that prevent books from being written? I doubt this is true.

  11. Me2 says:

    That’s like Massengill writing a tell-all about Summer’s Eve.
    They’re all a bunch of douches.

  12. Lizzy says:

    Blah, blah, here come the haters, let’s belittle them and their opinions by labeling them “haters” and acting like they could never possibly have a valid opinion/argument or that AJ/BP could NEVER do ANYTHING wrong.

    Ugh, the “let’s sit back and watch the haters” thing is so overplayed. Seriously, people who don’t like AJ aren’t allowed to express their opinion without being labeled a JA-loving crazy? And I suppose they’re only called “haters” in this post, because it’s about someone YOU like. But on a JA post, all you Brange lovers become the haters. Hypocrites. Or should I say hypocrats and be all cool cause I’m on the inside of some joke? Calm down.

    Doesn’t Celebitchy WANT readers to come and feel free to express their opinions? Not everyone who doesn’t agree with everything AJ and BP do is a “hater” or crazy. Believe it or not, these two may actually do something that isn’t *ZOMG* perfect. Get over it. You Badettes, or whatever you want to be called, need to realize that you’re the reason AJ has this saint-like image, because you defend EVERYTHING they do as if they ARE perfect and can do no wrong.

    Seriously, this is an awesome celebrity blog, and I usually enjoy the regular posters, but all the AJ/JA threads make it seem like high school with the cliques. Can’t we have different opinions without being labeled? Or can’t we go into a AJ or JA post without already having our minds made up? Isn’t it possible that is some threads with agree with someone and in others we don’t? Nope, let’s just blindly defend whichever celebrity we like, regardless of the source of the information or the liklihood that it’s true.

  13. Rosanna says:

    If he was fired like it appears, he might need cash and – if he doesn’t have a confidentiality agreement – I don’t think AJ and/or BP have one leg to stand about blocking the release of the book. Aside from that, I don’t think it will have anything juicy for the haters either.

  14. Rosanna says:

    If he was fired like it appears, he might need cash and – if he doesn’t have a confidentiality agreement – I don’t think AJ and/or BP have one leg to stand about blocking the release of the book. Aside from that, I don’t think it will have anything juicy for the haters either. In all likelihood he got sacked because those racist comments ruined their image. End of story.

  15. Syko says:

    Lizzy, get a grip. I would venture to guess that most of the BADettes could care less about Brad and Angelina or what they do. Personally I get a kick out of their family, sometimes admire their acting, but don’t give a flying fig whether they had sex while he was married to what’s-her-chin or if Angelina cheated on him with a woman or if they plan more kids or not. But some of the “haters” on this site are just rabid, insane and irrational. Who cares if Brad was married when they met? It’s Hollywood. The list of people who met through extramarital affairs is as long as my arm, including a lot of the venerated legends of screen, a fact that doesn’t seem to bother any of the anti-Angelina crowd.

    Oh hell, why do I bother trying to be rational? I give up.

  16. Kaiser says:

    lol at “what’s-her-chin” – Good one, Syko!

  17. Lizzy says:


    I really don’t care about any of them either, and I understand certain people like certain celebrities more than others. So you don’t think extramartial affairs are sucky as long as they’re in Hollywood because lots of people (even other famous people!) do it. That’s your opinion. Great. I said nothing about that.

    In fact, my point really had nothing to do with AJ or JA or BP, but rather how the posters on this forum act when these 3 become the topic of conversation.

    Obviously you missed my entire point, or chose to ignore it. Am I being irrational? I was trying to have a conversation, without being labeled a “hater” simply because sometimes I don’t like AJ or BP. But I guess a conversation, in which people exchange ideas instead of labeling the other side as irrational or crazy, is impossible with you. Sorry for trying.

  18. Peter X says:

    Well I guess no one would care about their M&MrsS affair so much if they didn’t make so much fuss about it themselves

  19. kit says:

    I don’t care for them. Does that make me a hater? Oh, no!!

  20. Lizzy says:

    Yup Kit. According to most people here that would also make you irrational and crazy and a lunatic-obsessed freak fan of JA. Welcome.

  21. Victoria says:

    You’d think if he was Angie’s bodyguard for 7 years she knows what he knows. If Brad didn’t like him around why didn’t they get him a job as a bodyguard to someone else high profile so he would keep his mouth shut and not need the money?

    Didn’t Brad & Angie have threesomes with a famous model?

    Am I to believe Sexy Brad stays at home with the kids while Angie is having affairs? What about “Brad Time” in NYC?

  22. vdantev says:

    Hot, daily, muscle-rippling sex with Lara Croft or once a month missionary position with Miss Graspy McWasp. Wow, hard choice.

  23. geronimo says:

    @Lizzy – you and Syko and a good percentage of the rest of us who post on AJ threads have probably far more in common that you realise. You’re both, in a roundabout way, saying more or less the same thing. Syko’s point is that being accused of blind adoration as far as the J-Ps are concerned is as irritating to her as being accused of irrational hatred of them is to you.

    You are both right and your irritation is entirely justified and I’m 100% behind both of you!

  24. Lizzy says:

    LOL Geronimo, thanks. I just see a lot of intelligent, thoughtful posters here, but starting off the thread with, “I’m gonna make some popcorn and wait for the haters” (aka, anyone who think that some of this bodyguard’s claims COULD be true and that AJ is capable of some “bad” things (OMG I know!) comes off as antagonistic, boring and close-minded. I guess I was just hoping for a higher level of discourse, which from reading past posts on other topics seems highly plausible, but based on AJ/JA threads you would think anyone who disagrees with you is some idiot/hater/whacko. And as someone who doesn’t worship at the alter of Saint Angie (but who doesn’t HATE her either) I find name-calling childish and offensive.

  25. who cares about the triangle? says:

    let the truth come out.

    she is the kind of woman who cheats.

    and clearly, she’s a phoney liar too.

  26. california angel says:

    I agree that the posts get out of control and mean. The one time I posted something to the effect that people should be able to express their opinion, whether pro/con/neutral/non-caring etc. and that it’s unrealistic for everyone’s opinion to lean one way or another and someone totally took it personally and completely bit my head off. Ever since that, I try and word my comments more carefully and neutrally, which kind of defeats the entire purpose of the idea behind commenting anyways. It’s all a vicious cycle.

  27. Syko says:

    All right, Lizzy, I was not particularly referring to you. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen you here before, but you apparently have decided to try to reform me. Give it up, I’m too old and too cranky for that.

    I do not think extramarital affairs are okay since it’s Hollywood. I’m just aware that this sort of thing happens with (hopefully) greater frequency there than in the real world, and all the people who jump on the Angelina articles foaming at the mouth seem to totally ignore the fact that people like Paul Newman, Katherine Hepburn, and many many more also had extramarital affairs.

    And geronimo is right. When someone like Susan jumps on here with her radical statements of fact (without any links to back them up) and then calls me a Brangeloonie for calling her on it, it ticks me off. I’m not a loony about any celebrities. Some I like, most I don’t – but not to the point that the haters on here dislike Angelina. I don’t like OR dislike the Jolie-Pitts, but I like their kids, and I enjoy their family stories and pictures. I feel no need to castigate them or anyone else for their lifestyles, although I will giggle about them with all of you.

  28. california angel says:

    P.s. I know I totally thrashed the grammar in that post…Sooooo hungover…(drool)

  29. Lizzy says:

    No reforming, I just don’t get how you can hate being called a Brangaloonie but yet call everyone who feels the opposite way “haters.” And please, Susan may be a crazy who hates AJ but there are PLENTY of regular posters who do the same thing in JA posts.

    I don’t care how you feel about any celebrity. I’m just asking you not to clumb everyone who doesn’t feel how you feel about a certain celebrity as a “hater” or whatnot. It ticks me off too, because if I or another “normal” (not crazy) poster were to say anything negative about AJ/BP, we’re considered a “hater.” I DON’T hate them, in fact.

    And you’re not, by any means, the only one who’s ever done it, but you did it first, before anyone could say ANYTHING, in this post. I’m pretty sure most of us can tell who the nutty buddies are and who can actually engage in a conversation, certainly you are one of the former.

    Whatever, I give up. Stupid AJ. What a stupid slut. Blah blah blah.

    Yeah, that mentality is boring. I was hoping for something more.

  30. Believe Anything says:

    Who cares if Brad cheated on Frankenface. He is with who he wants to be with now and they’re raising their six kids. No story here.

  31. NotBlonde says:

    The reason why no one talks about Paul Newman’s affair or Katherine Hepburn’s or more recently Julia Roberts’ is because the topic isn’t about them.

    Considering both Newman and Hepburn are dead, that’s a bit of a stretch to assume anyone cares anymore. According to IMDb, Hepburn got divorced in 1934…and Newman got divorced in 1958. Um…that’s like, forever and ever ago.

    I get what you mean though. The point I’m trying to make is that bringing up other celebrity affairs in a topic about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt seems…odd. And out of place.

    The reason why I think those two are so revile by certain people is because they didn’t even really try to hide it. They denied there was anything going on, sure. But they knew they were and are two of the most famous people on the planet. People are going to know their business. Most people don’t even know that Julia Roberts broke up Danny Moder’s marriage. But everyone knows about Brad and Angelina and Jennifer. Why? Because all three of them did things that got them publicity from it. Jennifer Aniston gave her “sensitivity chip” interview. Brad and Angelina did that spread in some magazine where they were playing house. All three of them have recently brought it up to get more publicity for movies they have coming out.

    It seems sometimes that instead of wondering about how it’s wrong to leave your wife for someone else or to have started any kind of anything with someone else, people are quick to excuse it with “Well it happens all the time”. So? It happening all the time doesn’t make it any less wrong. And then comes deflection “Well these people did it, why aren’t you talking about them?” If there were posts about them, I’m sure people would.

  32. Ana says:

    What does ZOMG mean? I have read it before but was never told the meaning.

    There is a blind item at blindgossip that seems to fit this pretty well which makes me wonder if it’s true…Which in turn makes me sad because I’m a Brangelooney.

  33. ChristinaX says:

    It’s just OMG, butI don’t know, someone along the line added the Z for emphasis.

  34. Liza says:

    I read other places how the book could ruin their relationship, but I highly doubt it. I mean, come on Brad would be the one to get mad at Angie for any of the “revelations” but considering he didn’t like Mickey Brett to begin with, I don’t think this book will do that.

  35. Yae says:

    Angelina, I want a bailout. Single mom, parents dead, ONE child, owned $70,000 in back child support. Live on the streets for years and years.
    Nah, never happen Rich is as rich is told to be.
    Who really cares? They want a pre-nupt, I want a BREAK. and a apt without roaches would be nice.

  36. Yae says:

    Did I mention my kid is gifted? Yep, and he is losing his mind and hating life. Great waste of time Hollywood banter is when our kids are drowning

  37. vdantev says:

    Wow, real grave-side manner you’ve got going there.

  38. raven says:

    I didn’t realize Mickey was banned from the US. Why is that?

    He worked for AJ forever so I am no surprised there was no confidentiality agreement. She worked for years with just the very basic staff, like an agent. When she adopted Maddox, she probably thought she needed some kind of protection and hired him maybe when she lived in England.

    If he and Brad did not get along, Brad should have seen this coming. Brad could not have sacked him without Angie’s approval and that probably hurt. Anyone know what kind of severance package he got, if any?

  39. Anony says:

    I’m not a hater or anything! I came here to read on what reasons hers fans will think off on this one LOL