Angelina Jolie is “prepared to provide evidence of domestic abuse” in her divorce proceedings against her ex-husband Brad PittUS media reported on Wednesday.
The documents, obtained by the site The Blast, show that the 45-year-old Oscar winner has stated that she is willing to offer evidence to prove her allegations of domestic violence suffered during her two-year marriage to the 57-year-old actor.
Shortly after the couple filed for divorce in 2016, it was revealed that Pitt was being investigated by the FBI and social services in Los Angeles for a complaint from Jolie, who claimed that he was “Verbally and physically abusive to their children” in a private jet.
After the incident, the actor was acquitted by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, after being unable to verify the fact, which allegedly happened during an argument with his son Maddox.
Along with Jolie’s testimony for domestic violence is a separate document that presents the testimony of the former partner’s minor children. The court is seeking permission from the former couple for Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne to testify in their divorce case.
The actors have six children: Maddox, 19, Zahara, 16, Pax, 17, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12. Since their separation in 2016, the former couple has been in a tough legal battle over custody of children. Last year, in an attempt to delay the trial, Jolie requested the replacement of Judge John W. Ouderkirk, a private magistrate, who is handling the divorce case of what was once Hollywood’s most loved couple.
The actor’s lawyers pointed out that, behind all this maneuver, his ex-partner only wanted to delay pending issues of custody, and revealed that the judge that the actress rejected in her divorce trial was the same one who united them in marriage in 2014
Pitt’s legal team publicly accused the actress of delaying proceedings so she would not have to give in to Pitt’s joint custody request. “Unfortunately, the people most harmed by Jolie’s tactic are the parties’ own children, who remain deprived of a final resolution.”, Underlined the actor’s representatives.
Jolie and Pitt have a temporary custody order in effect while they continue to negotiate final agreements and That would be the reason why the actress would be trying to lengthen the trial, because it favors her ex while it lasts.
“I separated for the welfare of my family. It was the right decision. I continue to focus on my recovery. Some have taken advantage of my silence, and children see lies about themselves in the media, but I remind them that they know their own truth. In fact, they are very brave and very strong young people, “said the American actress and director in an interview with the magazine last year. Vogue.
“I am more resistant than before, but it is still a difficult time. I have to rediscover joy ”, he claimed. When asked about her life in Los Angeles, Jolie made it clear that she resides there because of her ex-husband: “I’m not really attached to this city. I would rather travel more frequently, but today it is not compatible with Brad’s job. I cooperate ”.