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NEW YORK, Dec 6, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Angelina Jolie's human rights benefit was marred by a flood of paparazzi who accosted the actress outside the New York venue.
Jolie was on her way into the benefit Monday night for WITNESS, an international human rights group, when she stopped to sign autographs for fans waiting outside, TMZ.com reported Tuesday.
She was immediately swarmed by photographers and even pushed one camera out of her face, the Web site said.
As the crowd grew more unruly, she pleaded without success, asking the paparazzi to "just back up." Finally, her security guards were able to dislodge her from the mayhem and escort her into a back entrance.
The actress made national headlines this week when it was revealed Brad Pitt had filed papers in Los Angeles seeking to adopt her two children.
Copyright 2005 by United Press International