Brad Pitt will keep responses to abuse account in court: lawyer



Brad Pitt’s lawyer mentioned Thursday that he will proceed to reply in court docket to allegations from ex-wife Angelina Jolie that he abused her and choked certainly one of their kids on a flight in 2016, saying he has taken accountability for his precise actions however not facets of her story that aren’t true.

“Brad has owned every part he is chargeable for from day one — in contrast to the opposite facet — however he is not going to personal something he did not do,” Pitt’s lawyer, Anne Kiley, mentioned in a press release. “He has been on the receiving finish of each sort of private assault and misrepresentation.”

The assertion got here in response to a public court docket submitting from Jolie on Tuesday that mentioned he grabbed her by the pinnacle and shook her, then choked certainly one of their six kids and struck one other after they tried to defend her. The submitting got here in a authorized combat over a French vineyard the 2 co-owned.

Kiley’s didn’t specify which components of Jolie’s account Pitt denies, and which he takes accountability for, and representatives had no additional remark when requested.

The FBI and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services investigated the allegations, however determined to take no motion towards Pitt. They have been additionally aired in testimony on the couple’s divorce trial, after which a choose discovered Jolie and Pitt ought to have 50-50 custody, although that end result was nullified when the choose was disqualified by an appeals court docket.

“Thankfully, the assorted public authorities the opposite facet has tried to use towards him over the previous six years have made their very own unbiased choices,” Kiley’s assertion mentioned. “Brad will proceed to reply in court docket as he has persistently executed.”

Jolie representatives had no rapid on-the-record remark.

Neither Pitt nor Jolie has spoken publicly about what occurred on the flight, although she has publicly advocated for strengthening home legal guidelines and has revisited the abuse allegations via authorized strikes reminiscent of Tuesday’s cross-complaint to a lawsuit Pitt filed over the house and vineyard in France, which they have been leaving for Los Angeles on a non-public flight when the incidents occurred.

“Pitt lunged at his personal baby and Jolie grabbed him from behind to cease him. To get Jolie off his again, Pitt threw himself backwards into the airplane’s seats injuring Jolie’s again and elbow,” Jolie’s court docket submitting mentioned. “The kids rushed in and all bravely tried to shield one another. Before it was over, Pitt choked one of many kids and struck one other in the face.”

The FBI investigation started in the times that adopted, and a report that included lots of the identical particulars as Jolie’s newest court docket submitting was made public in closely redacted kind earlier this yr.

The FBI mentioned on the time that it had reviewed the circumstances and wouldn’t examine additional, and federal prosecutors mentioned they opted not to pursue legal prices.

The 58-year-old Oscar-winning actor Pitt and the 47-year-old Oscar-winning actor and director Jolie have been amongst Hollywood’s most outstanding {couples} for 12 years.

They had been romantic companions for a decade after they married in 2014. Jolie filed for divorce quickly after the 2016 flight, and a choose declared the 2 single in 2019, however the divorce case has not been finalized with custody and monetary points nonetheless in dispute.


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