After tabloid editors were locked in an office overnight and made to bid for snaps of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's newborn child, People was announced the winner, coughing up $4.1m for the spoils.

The exclusive didn't last very long, however, as a leaked cover of Hello magazine – featuring mum, dad and baby – found its way out onto the internet.

The lawyers were quick to act, and many sites have since removed the image in question.

But Gawker's still standing firm, opting to publish the lawyer's dialogue instead.