Actor Angelina Jolie alleged in a criticism filed Tuesday that Brad Pitt bodily attacked her and their youngsters throughout a flight on the couple’s non-public jet from France to California in September 2016, a number of days earlier than she filed for divorce.
In courtroom paperwork obtained by The New York Times, Jolie’s attorneys declare Pitt “choked one of the children and struck another in the face.” They additionally say Pitt started yelling at Jolie in a personal rest room and “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her,” after which “grabbed her shoulders and shook her again before pushing her into the bathroom wall.”
Pitt then allegedly “punched the ceiling of the plane numerous times, prompting Jolie to leave the bathroom.” The courtroom filings additionally state that Pitt lunged at one of many youngsters after the kid known as him a “prick.”
After the FBI investigated the incident, Pitt was cleared of wrongdoing.
The new particulars emerge after Pitt sued Jolie in February over a vineyard they as soon as co-owned, alleging that Jolie violated contractual agreements by promoting her stake to an “aggressive third-party competitor.” The two had bought a controlling stake in Château Miraval Winery in Correns, France, in 2008.
Jolie’s attorneys say that she sold her stake in October 2021 to Russian oligarch and Tenute del Mondo proprietor Yuri Shelfer after Pitt demanded that she signal a nondisclosure settlement to stop her from speaking about their marriage.
Jolie beforehand declined to share particular particulars of Pitt’s alleged abuse. In September 2021, whereas nonetheless shifting by their divorce battle, Jolie informed The Guardian that she feared for the security of her household throughout her marriage to Pitt, however stopped in need of sharing why.
“I’m not the kind of person who makes decisions like the decisions I had to make lightly,” she informed The Guardian in 2021. “It took a lot for me to be in a position where I felt I had to separate from the father of my children.”
The couple married in August 2014 and have been legally separated since September 2016.