Pitt to sue VF?

Brad Pitt is keeping busy with lawyers these days. The Babel actor is currently pursuing trespassing charges against an E! network crew and is also now considering legal action against Vanity Fair. Pitt is reportedly furious that an image of him taken in September 2005 is used on the cover of the mag's December issue, showing the actor in nothing but white boxers and socks while holding a gun. Pitt participated in an avant-garde video project about a year ago and signed a legal release for the still and video images taken in the shoot, but insists he had no knowledge they would be used for a magazine cover. "We are very disappointed that Vanity Fair has chosen to put an unauthorized cover on their magazine," said Pitt's rep. "It seriously makes me question their integrity and motives." Vanity Fair has hit back, stating, "In a letter dated 5 October 2006, and sent to Pitt care of Brillstein-Grey [Pitt's managers], [the photographer] informed Pitt that a still image from this portrait was going to be featured in the December issue of Vanity Fair... Vanity Fair decided to do a story on [the photographer]'s video portraits and obtained rights to the entire collection of photographs from those sittings, which included Pitt's." A source claims Pitt never saw the letter sent to his managers.

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