Angelina Jolie Says Brad Pitt Choked & Hit Children On 2016 Flight In Court Filing
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in the middle of a lawsuit regarding a winery they used to co-own, and as part of that legal process Jolie has submitted new details of alleged abuse committed by Pitt against her and their children on a 2016 flight. This incident was apparently what caused Jolie to file for divorce from Pitt mere days afterward.
This information has come up because of conflicts they’ve had over this French Winery Miraval. Pitt sued Jolie for selling off her half of the winery, and she has countered by accusing Pitt of trying to get her to sign an NDA about their relationship in exchange for her being able to sell off her winery stake.
The public already knew about this altercation because Jolie had requested a redacted version of the FBI report on it through the Freedom of Information Act. A new cross-complaint filed by Jolie’s lawyers included accusations of Pitt striking not only Jolie but multiple of their children on the flight while they were trying to defend Jolie.
Pitt was reportedly intoxicated on the flight, and the filing accuses him of tormenting Jolie and their children and even pouring beer on them on some occasions.
This was the most chilling part of the filing:
“When one of the children verbally defended Jolie, Pitt lunged at his own child and Jolie grabbed him behind to stop him,” the filing read. While Pitt was trying to throw Jolie off his back, “The children rushed in and all bravely tried to protect each other. Before it was over, Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face. Some of the children pleaded with Pitt to stop. They were all frightened.”
Jolie and Pitt have six children, three of whom were adopted.
Their relationship was the subject of extremely intense media scrutiny after they met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
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