The battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt seems to have no end, despite the fact that the actor got joint custody of their children in May and the actress revealed this September that she came to fear for the safety of her family when they had a life in common. Now, the protagonist of Maleficent returns to the fray: ensures that the Oscar winner for Once upon a time in hollywood uses his fame to get “special treatment” from justice, as published Page Six.
The legal team representing Jolie requested that the judge handling the custody case be removed from office, something Pitt has refused to do. “This kind of skill, a last-ditch effort by a famous litigator seeking special treatment, is not what this Court’s limited review resources are for,” the interpreter’s attorneys have stated.
The unforgettable Lara Croft managed through the California appeals court that Judge John Ouderkirk was excluded from the case because of the alleged close contact she had previously had with her ex-husband’s lawyers. It was unanimously concluded that the magistrate “violated the clear mandate of the Code of Judicial Ethics.”
However, Pitt also remains on the warpath and has requested permission to appeal against that decision. At the time, the director of In a land of blood and honey He claimed that three of his six children were willing to testify against him. The problem, he stressed, is that said judge refused, even though he did hear the testimonies of people close to the family.
The matter transcends beyond the US courts: the 57-year-old interpreter also initiated legal action in Luxembourg against the mother of his children (46) to prevent her from selling her part – half – of one of her properties located in France, Château Miraval, valued at 164 million dollars. It was the place the couple got married in 2014.
Nothing remains of that affinity of Mr and Mrs smith nor of The Brangelina. There have been five years of confrontation in the courts, with innumerable crosses of accusations, among them the one that “the interest of the minor says that it is detrimental to him that his custody is handed over to a person with a history of domestic violence”, as one of the the writings submitted by Jolie.
Brad Pitt acknowledged that his behavior during his time as husband and wife was a response to his alcohol abuse, and that addiction was the reason for his divorce. The FBI investigated whether he verbally or physically abused his children, but no charges were ever brought against him.
This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.