Angelina Jolie filed new court documents that have been leaked (gee, I wonder by who?) claiming she has proof of domestic violence against her ex-husband Brad Pitt, which may also include testimonies from their children.
Court filings, submitted Friday, indicate that Jolie, 45, and her children are willing to offer “proof and authority in support” of her abuse claims against Pitt, 57, The Blast reported. Jolie said she is prepared to detail her negative experiences with Pitt, when they were together for more than 10 years, while the couple’s children also could provide testimony, court documents show.
The couple’s children are Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, and Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.
According to Us Weekly, the children could speak out freely in the divorce proceeding. The Blast said that both Jolie and Pitt must give permission for the three youngest children to testify, while the older children can decide on their own whether they want to have their say.
Jolie and Pitt have been embroiled in a bitter custody and divorce battle since Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016, ending their two-year marriage and their jet-setting, movie star lifestyle together that made them one of Hollywood’s superstar couples.
Soon after the couple’s split, it was revealed that Pitt was being investigated by the FBI and child welfare services in Los Angeles, related to reports he got “verbally abusive and physical with his children” on a private jet returning from Europe.
Pitt was subsequently cleared by authorities. A representative for the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor saying he is now hurt by his ex-wife’s latest attempt to damage his reputation.
“Over the past four and a half years there have been a number of claims made by Angelina that have been reviewed and not substantiated,” the representative told Us Weekly. “The children have been used by Angelina to hurt Brad before and this is more of that behavior. This leaking of documents by her fourth or fifth set of lawyers has been done to hurt Brad.”
But the allegations have taken its toll, as reports have said that the couple’s oldest son, Maddox, reportedly stopped speaking to his father. Pitt has admitted in interviews that his problems with alcohol and anger contributed to his divorce.
Pitt reportedly is seeking 50-50 physical and legal custody of his children, Us Weekly reported. Back in June 2019, Us Weekly added, he and Jolie supposedly were working toward an “amicable” co-parenting relationship as they occupy nearby estates in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Us Weekly also reported that Pitt got to spend Christmas Day 2020 with Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne and that the children also were with him on Christmas Eve. A source told Us Weekly that the original plan had been for the children to enjoy the holiday with both parents but ongoing bitterness between Jolie and Pitt and “egos” derailed the idea.