Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Custody Battle Continues? ‘Allied’ Actor, Legal Team File Court Documents Claiming Estranged Wife Places Own Interests Above Children
The divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie remains to be ugly as the actor recently filed documents via his legal team as they battle it out in the custody of their six children. The new documents claim that Jolie places her own interests above her children.
Vanity Fair reported that the two have announced their divorce three months ago and initially, Pitt seemingly was the reason for the split since he was accused of having substance abuse problems and abusing their children. The child abuse rumor was investigated by the FBI as well as the Los Angeles County Department of Children.
Both investigations cleared Pitt from the child abuse accusation but it resulted to the visiting arrangements of the actor with his kids to be attended by a therapist. He also has to undergo random drug and alcohol testing.
A memorandum by him and his legal team was filed in the Superior Court of California accusing Jolie of leaking private information over their agreement to the public via court filings. They noted that the Pitt filed an application last Dec. 7 to request that the records related to the custody issues will be sealed in order to protect their privacy and avoid subjecting the kids to the negative impact of the media coverage as well as public scrutiny. Pitt and his team then claimed that Jolie delayed the request because she wants to place her own interests above those of the children.
The documents added, "[Jolie] apparently has no self-regulating mechanism to preclude sensitive information from being place in the public record," CNN reported. Pitt and his legal team continued to say that maybe Jolie has other motives, that's why she wants to make the divorce and custody proceedings public.
A source close to Jolie and her legal team claims that the filing is a press move and makes no legal sense. They said that Jolie has signed the agreement to seal the court files when Pitt and his team requested for it on Dec. 7.
A court hearing for the custody is set to be scheduled this January. During that time, the sealing of the documents will be heard.