Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have stopped their former bodyguard releasing a tell-all book. The couple - who have been dating for four years and raise six children together - hired top U.S. and U.K. lawyers to prevent Mickey Brett revealing details of their private lives in a novel and TV show.
The book proposal would have been based around Brett's first-person account of his years protecting a number of Hollywood stars, including Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere, according to the New York Daily News newspaper.
Marty Singer, Brad and Angelina's U.S. litigator, says Brett was bound by a confidentiality agreement and is legally not allowed to comment.
He also claimed Brett is a "pathological liar" and revealed he has been convicted of 11 different crimes.
Brett has denied trying to sell stories.
He claims he had not given the project the all-clear, and says most of the tales were created by his ghost writer Robin McGibbon.
Brett's lawyers said: "Our client disputes what has apparently been said by Mr. Singer, but is not in a position to comment further at this stage."
However, McGibbon insists the bodyguard is lying.
He explained: "Mickey was definitely going to consider a book or TV deal if the offer was good enough. But at this point, there's not going to be any book."