Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have made quite a few headlines revolving around their relationship. Once considered an iconic couple in Hollywood, they were together for over a decade before parting ways in 2019 when Angelina Jolie filed for divorce, just two years after getting married.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have six children together, Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and 14-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. The couple once again makes news as Angelina Jolie backs her 2016 claims of abuse by Brad Pitt towards her and their children.
Angelina Jolie Accuses Brad Pitt of Physical Abuse
As to what Angelina Jolie considers to be the reason behind the dissolution of her family, she accused Brad Pitt of physical abuse in 2016. The incident is said to have taken place in a private plane during a flight from France to California. Angelina Jolie claimed that Brad Pitt “choked one of the children and struck another in the face,” as well as “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her.”
This incident was looked into by the FBI, but no charges were filed against Brad Pitt. Angelina Jolie then asked for the public release of the federal report, filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI.
Angelina Jolie Goes Back to Her 2016 Claims.
Angelina Jolie, at a court filing on Tuesday, stood firm on her accusations against Brad Pitt. The new filing states how Brad Pitt allegedly attacked his then-wife and their children after one of the kids verbally defended their mother. The filing reads:
“When one of the children verbally defended Jolie, Pitt lunged at his own child and Jolie grabbed him from behind to stop him. 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. 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.”
Brad Pitt was also accused of pouring alcohol on Angelina Jolie and the children.
The filing continues to state that Angelina Jolie had no choice but to defend herself publicly for the first time as Brad Pitt filed a lawsuit to regain control over her financial life.
A source, allegedly close to Brad Pitt, told PEOPLE that the claims made by Angelina Jolie hold no truth and she is only trying to garner attention at the expense of her family:
“She had the opportunity to share information with law enforcement who made the decision not to press charges. She has resorted to trying to keep rehashing the same thing. Going back to the same thing month after month with new and still false information for purposes that only she can understand.”
Even though some people do not believe that Brad Pitt would ever hurt the people close to him, he and his legal team are yet to comment on this.
Source: Geo News