Angelina Jolie is alleging that Brad Pitt choked their child and struck another one in the face whilst they were on their private jet, which is a very serious claim. This report comes from Variety. It’s been revealed that Jolie has filed a countersuit against Pitt amid their legal battle over Château Miraval, a French winery the former couple bought more than a decade ago.
Variety obtained the countersuit which revealed that Jolie’s legal team revealed new details about an alleged altercation that took place between Pitt, Jolie and their children on a plane in September back in 2016. Pitt filed a lawsuit against Jolie earlier this year in which he accused her of violating “contractual rights” after she sold her half of Château Miraval without his knowledge.
Angelina Jolie is claiming that Brad Pitt struck their child
In her counterclaim, Jolie’s lawyers claim that discussions with Pitt’s team about selling her side of the company broke down after he demanded she sign “a nondisclosure agreement that would have contractually prohibited her from speaking outside of court about Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children.” The countersuit then added that “Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face” and “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her” during the 2016 altercation.
Jolie’s went on to state the dispute started when Pitt accused her of being “too deferential” to their children. It’s then alleged that Jolie and Pitt started fighting in the plane’s bathroom. “Pitt grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her, and then grabbed her shoulders and shook her again before pushing her into the bathroom wall,” the countersuit claims. “Pitt then punched the ceiling of the plane numerous times, prompting Jolie to leave the bathroom.”
Jolie and Pitt fought in a plane
The countersuit goes on to claim that Pitt attempted to get physical with one of their children after the child came to Jolie’s defense. Here’s what’s said in the countersuit about the incident:
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. Many were crying.
Jolie “arranged for separate transportation at the airport” to bring her and the children to a hotel without Pitt, the suit added. The suit continues: “She then went to wake Pitt up and told him that she and the children were going to a hotel. Pitt once again screamed at her, and pushed her down yet again.” This all goes back to a lawsuit that was filed in 2016. It was filed anonymously, and it’s now been revealed that Jolie was the person behind the lawsuit. In this lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged being assaulted by her “then-husband” on a private plane.
The actor told an FBI agent that Pitt “physically and verbally assaulted” her and their children. The agent went on to meet with the assistant U.S. attorney. In the end, the agent concluded they would not pursue criminal charges against Pitt, causing Jolie to anonymously file a Freedom of Information Act suit against the FBI in order to obtain documents related to the federal investigation against Pitt.
However, in the new countersuit, Jolie’s lawyer is claiming that the FBI agent who investigated the allegations had “concluded that the government had probable cause to charge Pitt with a federal crime for his conduct that day.”
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