Angelina Jolie has accused ex-husband Brad Pitt of abusive behaviour towards her and their six kids onboard a non-public airplane in 2016 — behaviour she claimed led to the dissolution of their marriage.
The New York Occasions, who obtained the countersuit put ahead by Jolie, reported that she filed the declare in response to an ongoing authorized battle initiated by Pitt over a vineyard the ex-spouses as soon as co-owned. (International Information has not independently seen the courtroom paperwork.)
Pitt accused Jolie of violating his “contractual rights” when she bought her half of the French vineyard Château Miraval to a subsidiary of Stoli Group with out his consent.
In her counterclaim, Jolie alleged discussions over the sale of her share of the vineyard deteriorated when Pitt insisted she signal “a nondisclosure settlement that may have contractually prohibited her from talking exterior of courtroom about Pitt’s bodily and emotional abuse of her and their kids.”
As of this writing, Pitt has not commented publicly on the allegations made by Jolie.
The New York Occasions reported that Jolie’s authorized submitting accused Pitt of bodily and verbal abuse that allegedly occurred through the 2016 flight. In the course of the flight from France to California, Jolie claimed Pitt “choked one of many kids and struck one other within the face” and “grabbed Jolie by the pinnacle and shook her.”
She additionally alleged that Pitt poured beer on her, and likewise poured beer and pink wine onto their kids.
In 2017, Pitt informed GQ he was lately sober and had struggled with alcohol. Within the countersuit, Jolie claimed she wished to promote her half of the vineyard as a result of she was uncomfortable collaborating in an alcohol-related enterprise with Pitt.
The FBI investigated the alleged airplane incident in 2016, however didn’t convey ahead any prices towards Pitt. In August, Jolie filed a Freedom of Data Act (FOIA) lawsuit towards the FBI, asking for the public launch of the federal report.
The nameless submitting claimed that the “husband allegedly bodily and verbally assaulted plaintiff and the youngsters, who’ve ‘skilled lasting bodily and psychological trauma on account of the assault.’”
The combat reportedly started after Pitt accused Jolie of being “too deferential” towards their kids.
Within the countersuit, Jolie alleged she and Pitt argued in a rest room the place he additionally pushed her right into a wall and “punched the ceiling of the airplane quite a few instances, prompting Jolie to go away the toilet.”
When one of many kids got here to Jolie’s assist, she alleged Pitt tried to lunge on the baby. She claimed she then grabbed him from behind. In consequence, Jolie and her authorized crew wrote within the countersuit, Pitt “choked one of many kids and struck one other within the face.”
A redacted FBI report on the case claimed, “It was agreed by all events that legal prices on this case wouldn’t be pursued on account of a number of elements,” the New York Occasions reported. Within the report, Jolie is talked about as being “conflicted on whether or not or to not be supportive of prices.”
Attorneys representing Jolie for her countersuit declare the actor has “gone to nice lengths to attempt to protect their kids from reliving the ache” inflicted by Pitt onboard the non-public airplane.
The authorized submitting continues, writing, “However when Pitt filed this lawsuit looking for to reassert management over Jolie’s monetary life and compel her to rejoin her ex-husband as a frozen-out enterprise accomplice, Pitt compelled Jolie to publicly defend herself on these points for the primary time.”
Jolie and Pitt filed for divorce in September 2016. A custody battle for the pair’s six kids (Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14) is ongoing.
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