All the reason to know about why Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from her partner and husband Brad Pitt. New evidence about Brad Pitt’s alleged abuse has been brought forward by multiple sources which prove that he might not be persecuted for child abuse after all. The custody battle of the six Jolie Pitt children is expected to turn into the ugliest part of the divorce.
They have been the dream couple, they were called inseparable, and they became a brand of their own Brangelina. They were the couple people waited for on the red carpets, they set goals for couples all around the world, they supported each other on-screen and off-screen so colour the world surprised when out of almost nowhere Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.
That’s right folks, the Queen Jolie has listed them separated since September 15th. What brought this on dare we ask? Up until now there are various reasons that are coming up.
First and the most prominent reason is that Brad has been verbally and physically abusive with one of their children while they were travelling aboard a private jet from France, according to USAToday.
Since the incident happened in the air and the jurisdiction is questionable, the FBI has been involved in the matter. The FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller informed that the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued.
Furthermore, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services spokesman Armand Montiel said that the law agency cannot confirm or deny investigations.
Sources close to Pitt are saying that they are not authorized to reveal details but he is fully cooperating with the authorities and wants what is best for the children, acording to People.
There is a possibility that the rumours are being fabricated and over exaggerated against him. So far LAPD is not a part of the investigation.
Jolie has not mentioned child abuse as a cause for the divorce. She had filed for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. The news was first reported Tuesday morning.
Jolie's attorney, Robert Offer, said Jolie filed for dissolution of the marriage, with a decision made "for the health of the family." Jolie will be represented in her divorce proceedings by Laura Wasser who also represented her previously during her divorce with Billy Bob Thornton.
Brad Pitt as also hired family law attorney Lance Spiegel. Spiegel has previously represented actress Eva Longoria, Russell Simmons, Heather Locklear, Charlie Sheen and Michael Jackson.
The couple has been together for a total of 12 years since 2004 out of which they were married in August 2014. In their years together, they have parented six children Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8. Jolie has asked for sole custody of the children without any spousal support.
Pitt said in a statement that this was a sad time for the family but he would request everyone to give them the privacy they deserved. In an alleged report, Angelina was worried about Brad’s substance and alcohol use which led her to file for divorce. Only time will tell where this couple will end up at.
New Evidence Emerge Regarding Brad Pitt’s Alleged Abuse Against Family
In the light of recent set of evidence which has been brought forward, the accusations made against Brad Pitt for child abuse might not be so true after all. Everyone was surprised when on Monday, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from the actor over irreconcilable differences and stating the reason as “for the health of the family”. It was later brought to attention that Brad had allegedly been involved in the abuse of one of their six children while travelling on their private jet from France,
While the authorities discussed the jurisdiction of the case, one question that had to be answered was, was there even a case to investigate? An FBI official reported that they were gathering facts to see if there was need for an investigation but they were not yet involved in a full-fledged investigation.
LAPD was not involved in the investigation at all. In a recent video, Brad Pitt is seen yelling at Angelina Jolie. He never gets physical with her but it has been fairly guessed that he is intoxicated and very verbally abusive towards the actress. There is even a moment where their oldest son, Maddox intervenes to come to his mother’s aid.
There had also been a few guesses made about what happened up in the air between Maddox and Brad. Maddox supposedly said or did something to provoke Brad which made the actor grab for the teenager.
Jolie Pitt intervened and Pitt could only get his hand on the boy’s shoulder. The prosecution will have to prove that Brad’s actions were intentional, otherwise there is no serious case of child abuse against him till yet.
PageSix sources close to the family are calling him an exemplary father. Brad himself has pleaded to give his family space and privacy in these hard times. Angelina has asked for full physical custody of all her six children and has asked for no spousal support.
The Ugliest Part Of the Jolie Pitt Divorce Expected to be the Custody Battle
The year 2016 seems to be the year of the splits. The tabloids thought that they had seen it all when just last month, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp settled their tiny marriage after public allegations of abuse and money mongering. Now that seems nothing compared to what is brewing in the Jolie Pitt camp.
As the world knows by now that Angeline Jolie, 41, filed for divorce on September 19th stating irreconcilable differences and for the health of her family. The divorce filing was popularly followed by rumors of Brad Pitt having a fling with French actress Marion Cotillard with whom he had been working with on a recent project ‘Allied’. It was then closely followed by another story about a child abuse altercation between Brad Pitt and their oldest son Maddox.
The claims had to be assessed by federal authorities before investigation as the flight was from France to the U.S. However, the claims alone have put up enough suspicion along with other claims of Pitt abusing substance and alcohol to substantiate Jolie’s claims that Brad is a ‘bad father’. That is why, the actress has asked for the sole custody of their six children and has asked for no spousal support from the actor.
While the assets are generally eyed in these kind of divorces, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had an air tight prenuptial agreement for their joint fortune of $400 million, according to TMZ.
According to some claims, the couple expected the divorce from day one and had prepared for it. They had both explained that they wed for their children back in 2014.
Out of their 12 properties; almost all of them were singularly owned by one of them, 7 by Brad and 2 by Angelina. 3 of the properties are owned by both but their divvying up is clearly stated in the prenup.
So when people are thinking where it will get ugly? The answer is, the children. The couple have six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. Maddox, Pax and Zahara were adopted by Jolie originally and later by Pitt as they became a couple.
Their biological children, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne came later. All children seem attached to both parents but according to professional opinion it will come down to the children.
According to US Weekly sources, Brad will fight for joint custody of his children which Angelina wants to prevent at all costs. She is adopting a ‘blocking-out’ scheme to deal with him in which she has blocked his number.
She is not receiving any calls from him, she is not receiving any texts and pretty much shutting down any communication path between them. She reportedly wants to blindside him on the case as she filed for the divorce late on the 19th at the hour when the courts were closing up so Brad had no representation or reaction time.
The custody battle will involve the children directly as they will be summoned and made to give their statements about which parent they would want to live with. The older children’s choice will be taken into account while making a decision for them. This will be hard on the children of course, especially the younger children whose lives may be impacted by the decision made by the older children.
Sources have reported that Brad and Angelina have always had their differences when it came to parenting their children. At the end, Angelina chose the welfare of her children as she did not want her children to see their parents fighting over how to parent them.