Jolie details Brad Pitt abuse allegations in court filing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court docket submitting Tuesday from Angelina Jolie alleges that on a 2016 flight, Brad Pitt grabbed her by the pinnacle and shook her then choked one among their kids and struck one other after they tried to defend her.

The descriptions of abuse on the non-public flight got here in a cross-complaint Jolie filed within the couple’s dispute over a French residence and vineyard they co-owned that’s separate from their ongoing divorce, which she sought quickly after.

A consultant for Pitt, who was not licensed to talk publicly, strongly denied Jolie’s allegations and referred to as them “one other rehash that solely harms the household.”

The allegations of abuse on the airplane first grew to become public shortly after the flight, however studies had been initially imprecise and particulars had been stored sealed in divorce paperwork and investigations by the FBI and Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, each of which found that no action in opposition to Pitt was crucial.

A decide gave Pitt 50-50 custody of the youngsters after a closed-door trial by which the allegations had been aired. But an appeals court subsequently disqualified the private judge for not disclosing attainable conflicts of curiosity after a movement from Jolie, nullifying the choice.

More particulars of the allegations had been revealed earlier this 12 months when a Jolie lawsuit in opposition to the FBI over a Freedom of Information Act request was made public.

The New York Times first reported the court filing.

The submitting says that on Sept. 14, 2016, Jolie, Pitt and their six kids had been touring from the vineyard, Chateau Miraval, to Los Angeles.

“Pitt’s aggressive conduct began even earlier than the household received to the airport, with Pitt having a confrontation with one of many kids. After the flight took off, Jolie approached Pitt and requested him what was flawed,” the submitting says. “Pitt accused her of being too deferential to the youngsters and verbally attacked her.”

Later, it says, “He pulled her into the toilet and commenced yelling at her. Pitt grabbed Jolie by the pinnacle and shook her, after which grabbed her shoulders and shook her once more earlier than pushing her into the toilet wall.”

One of the youngsters, who had been between 8 and 15 years outdated on the time, verbally defended Jolie, the countersuit says, and Pitt lashed out.

“Pitt lunged at his personal youngster and Jolie grabbed him from behind to cease him. To get Jolie off his again, Pitt threw himself backwards into the airplane’s seats injuring Jolie’s again and elbow,” the submitting says. “The kids rushed in and all bravely tried to guard one another. Before it was over, Pitt choked one of many kids and struck one other within the face.”

The doc says he subsequently poured beer on Jolie and poured beer and purple wine on the youngsters.

Jolie’s gave an account of the flight to 2 FBI investigators within the days that adopted. It appeared in a closely redacted report later launched by the company.

It included a photograph of a bruise on Jolie’s elbow and a “rug-burn kind damage” on her hand. In it she stated that she had seen Pitt have two to 3 drinks, however stated he appeared articulate and never intoxicated.

The investigators met with federal prosecutors, and “It was agreed by all events that prison fees on this case wouldn’t be pursued on account of a number of components,” the report says.

An FBI assertion stated it has “performed a evaluate of the circumstances and won’t pursue additional investigation.”

The 47-year-old Oscar-winning actor and director Jolie and the 58-year-old Oscar-winning actor Pitt had been amongst Hollywood’s most distinguished {couples} for 12 years.

They had been romantic companions for a decade after they married in 2014. Jolie filed for divorce in 2016, and a decide declared them single in 2019, however the divorce case has not been finalized with custody and monetary points nonetheless in dispute.


Associated Press Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney contributed to this report.

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