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No arrests are made in the clash in the woods near the couple's French chateau

July 25, 2008 02:30 PM

Two paparazzi in camouflage tangled with security for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Thursday near the couple’s French chateau, leaving a guard and a photographer bloodied.

Both sides filed legal complaints accusing the other of battery and causing injury, and one of the photographers also filed complaints for illegal detention and arrest, the Associated Press reports.

No arrests were made. A judge will rule on whether the complaints will be pursued.

The photographers, identified as freelancers Luc Goursolas and Marianne Saint-Arroman, clashed with the Pitt-Jolie security in the woods around Chateau Miraval, where the couple have been staying following the birth of their twins.

Trevor Neilson, a spokesperson for the couple, tells PEOPLE one of the paparazzi “viciously attacked a staff member, breaking his finger and wiping blood on his neck, arms, legs while saying he had Hepatitis C.”

Goursolas confirms to the AP that he fought with guards, saying he broke one guard’s finger and bit another, drawing blood. A guard, he claims, bloodied by hitting him on the head with a walkie-talkie.

“I was pouring blood. I threw myself at them, put blood all over them, and told them that I had HIV so they would stop hitting me,” Goursolas told the AP.

But both sides conflicted on whether the guards were actually on the Pitt-Jolie’s property.

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