Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s long running divorce has yet again taken a new direction as Angelina Jolie says that she has obtained proof of Brad Pitt committing domestic violence against her when they were married.
US Weekly obtained the legal documents on which Jolie is basing her claims on and “proof and authority in support” of her claims. She is ready to unleash these documents in the upcoming trial.
The court filling states that Angelina Jolie is willing to testify on the claims she made about her husband’s abuse along with the testimony she and her 6 children have provided. Angelina and Brad have 6 children together: Maddox, 19; Pax, 17; Zahara, 16; Shiloh, 14; and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.
While the documents don’t really suggest that Jolie was hurt, a source that is close to Brad Pitt simply dismissed the documents saying that it was all an attempt to tarnish the image of the famed Oscar-winner Hollywood actor. The source stated:
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 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.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt started dating shortly after Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004, and continued to date like 2014. After they got married, they separated two years ago. In 2017, Pitt revealed that he was probed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Child and Family Services. He spoke about it all to GQ Magazine.
I was really on my back and chained to a system when Child Services was called. And you know, after that, we’ve been able to work together to sort this out. We’re both doing our best. I heard one lawyer say, ‘No one wins in court—it’s just a matter of who gets hurt worse.’ And it seems to be true, you spend a year just focused on building a case to prove your point and why you’re right and why they’re wrong, and it’s just an investment in vitriolic hatred. I just refuse. And fortunately my partner in this agrees. It’s just very, very jarring for the kids, to suddenly have their family ripped apart.
Brad Pitt is reportedly seeking 50/50 custody of his children.