A countersuit filed Tuesday by actress Angelina Jolie in opposition to her ex-husband Brad Pitt contains extra details about an alleged bodily altercation between the previous couple that befell on a airplane in 2016.
In a press release to Newswitter, a consultant for Pitt known as the most recent allegations “completely untrue.”
Jolie and Pitt are battling over Jolie’s sale of her stake of their joint French vineyard, Chateau Miraval. Jolie bought her half of the vineyard in 2021 to Tenute del Mondo, a subsidiary of Stoli Group, managed by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler.
Pitt sued Jolie in February, claiming that he and Jolie had an settlement that neither would promote with out the opposite’s consent.
Jolie claims in her countersuit that there was by no means any such settlement and that she bought her portion of the vineyard in an effort to have “financial independence” from Pitt and to “have some form of peace and closure to this deeply painful and traumatic chapter of her and their children’s lives.”
In the court docket paperwork, obtained by Newswitter, Jolie additionally shares extra particulars about an alleged incident on a personal airplane on September 14, 2016, 5 days earlier than she filed for divorce.
In a bit of Jolie’s counterclaim titled “Why Jolie separated from Pitt,” the doc alleges that, earlier than arriving to the airport, Pitt acquired into an argument with certainly one of their six kids, who on the time had been between the ages of 8 and 15. The submitting goes on to allege that on the airplane Jolie requested Pitt “what was wrong?” and that Pitt went on to verbally assault her after which an hour and a half later “pulled” her into the lavatory, “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 declare additionally alleges, “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.”
In a press release supplied to Newswitter on Tuesday, a consultant for Pitt mentioned: “(Jolie’s) story continues to evolve each time she tells it with new, unsubstantiated claims. Brad has accepted responsibility for what he did but will not for things he didn’t do. These new allegations are completely untrue.”
Newswitter beforehand reported a few of these particulars from a closely redacted FBI report in August.
Pitt was not arrested or charged in reference to the incident after the FBI accomplished an investigation in 2016.
“In response to allegations made following a flight within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States which landed in Los Angeles carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation. No charges have been filed in this matter,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller mentioned in a press release to Newswitter on the time.
“All parties have had this information for nearly six years and was used in previous legal proceedings. There is nothing new here and serves no purpose other than being a media stunt meant to inflict pain,” a supply near Pitt mentioned of the August report.
Newswitter has reached out to representatives for Jolie concerning the latest court docket submitting, which states that through the airplane incident, Pitt allegedly “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 court docket paperwork additionally declare that the youngsters “rushed in and all bravely tried to protect each other” and that Jolie and the youngsters “sat still and silent under blankets. Nobody dared to go to the bathroom.”
For this motive, the authorized paperwork state, Jolie and her six kids haven’t been capable of return to Chateau Miraval because of the “pain Pitt inflicted on the family that day.”
Many of the small print in Jolie’s countersuit echo these made in a countersuit filed final month by Nouvel LLC, Jolie’s former firm.
In his earlier declare, Pitt had alleged that Jolie “did nothing to drive (the) growth” of the business, which he become a “multimillion dollar international success story.”
In its countersuit, Nouvel disputed this, saying “Pitt refused to grant Jolie or Nouvel equal access to Chateau Miraval’s records or an equal voice over management,” successfully “holding the most significant part of her net worth hostage.”
Jolie’s countersuit provides that “like other couples,” the 2 “divided their responsibilities and generally split costs.”
“Jolie made her career as an actor and director secondary to her primary responsibility of raising the children. She also oversaw the day-to-day running of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, to which she not only contributed substantial amounts of time but also substantial amounts of cash (over twice what Pitt contributed),” the doc states. “Pitt continued with his Hollywood career and took primary responsibility for renovating the chateau.”
She additionally claims that she repeatedly tried to promote her stake within the vineyard to Pitt, as lately as final 12 months and that Pitt was going to purchase her portion for $54.5 million in February however that Pitt “demanded” she signal a broad non-disparagement clause “that would prohibit Jolie from discussing outside of court any of Pitt’s personal conduct toward her or the family,” inherently together with the allegations of abuse from the 2016 incident.
Jolie claims that she refused to signal this clause and known as it “an abusive and controlling deal-breaker.”
The counterclaim asks the court docket to declare Jolie’s sale of her stake remaining in order that the actress can “move on from the winery and chateau.”