Brad Pitt denies attack on Angelina Jolie –
Brad Pitt is responding to recent charges of abuse made by his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie.
On October 4, Jolie responded to Pitt’s lawsuit regarding their former joint winery. In a cross-complaint, she claimed that Pitt, the father of their children Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14, “choked one of the children and struck another in the face” in 2016 while on an international flight.
The FBI and the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services both opened investigations into the alleged incident, but both files have subsequently been closed without Pitt having being charged.
Now, the actor is responding to the claims brought forth by Jolie’s new legal filing. His attorney, Anne Kiley, said in a statement to E! News on Oct. 6, “Brad has owned everything he’s responsible for from day one—unlike the other side—but he’s not going to own anything he didn’t do. He has been on the receiving end of every type of personal attack and misrepresentation.”
“Thankfully, the various public authorities the other side has tried to use against him over the past six years have made their own independent decisions,” Kiley continued. “Brad will continue to respond in court as he has consistently done.”
The News has reached out to Jolie’s rep for comment but hasn’t heard back.
Before a judge declared them legally single in the midst of their divorce proceedings in 2019, the former couple had been married for almost five years.
Jolie is the subject of a current lawsuit from Pitt for allegedly selling her shares in their French winery, Chateau Miravel, without his permission.
According to Jolie’s most recent answer to the case, which we were able to receive, she and Pitt had an argument on the flight from France to Los Angeles with their families on September 14, 2016. She asserted in the countersuit that Pitt had accused her of being “very submissive” to their children, leading one of the children to defend her.
“When one of the children verbally defended Jolie, Pitt lunged at his own child and Jolie grabbed him from behind to stop him,” the document read. “To get Jolie off his back, Pitt threw himself backwards into the airplane’s seats injuring Jolie’s back and elbow. The children rushed in and all bravely tried to protect each other.”
Jolie said in the filing that Pitt physically abused two of their kids and that the actor yelled at her and “pushed her down again again” as soon as the plane touched down. Days after the alleged event, the actress announced her divorce.
“Coming on top of the traumatic breakup of their family and the years spent trying to heal their family—during which time she never spoke publicly about the events that led to their separation—Jolie could not take any more abuse,” the cross complaint read. “In an effort to preserve her own mental health and well-being, Jolie decided to turn over the negotiations to her designated representatives and let them decide how best to finalize any sale.”