Divorces are messy, particularly when you have two of the world’s most famous people involved and it all begins with an alleged incident on a private jet involving a child.
Now, People Magazine reports Angelina Jolie has agreed to Brad Pitt’s request to seal divorce documents relating to custody of their six children, which he submitted for fear of ‘compromising the kids’ privacy’.
But Jolie’s legal team has disputed his claim she freely made public sensitive information about the children in a highly critical new court filing.
On September 14, 2016, an incident allegedly occurred during a flight on the family’s private plane, prompting a formal investigation that would eventually clear Pitt of wrongdoing.
At the time Jolie, 41, alleged she had to take action to protect the welfare of the kids, claiming Pitt, 53 had been involved in an altercation with their oldest child Maddox, 15.
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What followed were stories of conflicts over parenting styles and news of an informal custody arrangement that gives Pitt only supervised visitation with his children Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10 and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Pitt requested court documents involving the children be sealed and Jolie has now agreed, but not before delivering an almighty slap, claiming in her legal response to his request that Pitt is “terrified that the public will learn the truth.”
“There is little doubt that [Brad] would prefer to keep the entire case private, particularly given the detailed investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dept. of Children and Family Services into allegation of abuse.”