Angelina Jolie has accused ex-husband Brad Pitt of abusive behaviour towards her and their six youngsters onboard a personal aircraft 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 offered 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 outdoors of courtroom about Pitt’s bodily and emotional abuse of her and their youngsters.”
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 passed off throughout the 2016 flight. Throughout the flight from France to California, Jolie claimed Pitt “choked one of many youngsters and struck one other within the face” and “grabbed Jolie by the top and shook her.”
She additionally alleged that Pitt poured beer on her, and in addition poured beer and crimson wine onto their youngsters.
In 2017, Pitt instructed GQ he was not too long ago sober and had struggled with alcohol. Within the countersuit, Jolie claimed she needed to promote her half of the vineyard as a result of she was uncomfortable taking part in an alcohol-related enterprise with Pitt.
The FBI investigated the alleged aircraft incident in 2016, however didn’t carry ahead any expenses towards Pitt. In August, Jolie filed a Freedom of Info 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 because of the assault.’”
The combat reportedly started after Pitt accused Jolie of being “too deferential” towards their youngsters.
Within the countersuit, Jolie alleged she and Pitt argued in a toilet the place he additionally pushed her right into a wall and “punched the ceiling of the aircraft quite a few occasions, prompting Jolie to depart the toilet.”
When one of many youngsters got here to Jolie’s support, she alleged Pitt tried to lunge on the little one. She claimed she then grabbed him from behind. In consequence, Jolie and her authorized workforce wrote within the countersuit, Pitt “choked one of many youngsters and struck one other within the face.”
A redacted FBI report on the case claimed, “It was agreed by all events that felony expenses on this case wouldn’t be pursued resulting from a number of components,” 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 expenses.”
Attorneys representing Jolie for her countersuit declare the actor has “gone to nice lengths to attempt to defend their youngsters from reliving the ache” inflicted by Pitt onboard the non-public aircraft.
The authorized submitting continues, writing, “However when Pitt filed this lawsuit searching for to reassert management over Jolie’s monetary life and compel her to rejoin her ex-husband as a frozen-out enterprise companion, Pitt pressured 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 youngsters (Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14) is ongoing.
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