Brad Pitt’s lawyer said Thursday that he will continue to respond in court to ex-wife Angelina Jolie’s allegations that he abused her and drowned one of their children on a flight in 2016, saying he has taken responsibility for his actual actions. but not for aspects of it. her story which is not true.
“Brad has owned up to everything he’s been responsible for since day one — unlike the other side — but he’s not going to own up to anything he didn’t do,” Pitt’s lawyer, Anne Keely, said in a statement. for any kind of personal attack and falsification”.
The statement came in response to a public court filing by Jolie on Tuesday that said he grabbed her by the head and shook her, then choked one of their six children and hit another when they tried to defend her. The filing came in a legal dispute over a French winery co-owned by the two.
Kiley’s did not specify which parts of Jolie’s account Pitt denies and which he takes responsibility for, and reps had no further comment when asked.
The FBI and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services investigated the allegations, but decided not to take action against Pitt. They also testified in the couple’s divorce trial, after which a judge found that Jolie and Pitt should have 50-50 custody, although that result was overturned when the judge recused himself from the appeals court.
“Thankfully, the various public authorities that the other side has tried to use against him over the past six years have made their own independent decisions,” Kiley’s statement said. “Brad will continue to respond to the court as he has consistently done.”
Jolie’s representatives had no immediate comment on the recording.
Neither Pitt nor Jolie have spoken publicly about what happened on the flight, though she has publicly advocated for stronger domestic law enforcement and has re-examined allegations of abuse through legal moves, including Tuesday’s filing of a lawsuit Pitt filed against the home and the winery in France. , who were leaving for Los Angeles on a private flight when the incidents occurred.
“Pete threw his child and Jolie grabbed him from behind to stop him. To get Jolie off his back, Pitt threw himself backwards into the plane’s seats, injuring Jolie’s back and elbow,” Jolie’s lawsuit alleges. “The children rushed in and all bravely tried to protect each other. Before he was done, Pete choked one of the guys and punched another in the face.”
The FBI’s investigation began in the following days, and a report containing many of the same details as Jolie’s last court filing was released in heavily redacted form earlier this year.
The FBI said at the time that it had reviewed the circumstances and would not investigate further, and federal prosecutors said they chose not to pursue criminal charges.
Oscar-winning actor Pitt, 58, and Oscar-winning actress and director Jolie, 47, have been one of Hollywood’s most prominent couples for 12 years.
They were romantic partners for a decade when they married in 2014. Jolie filed for divorce soon after the 2016 flight, and a judge declared the two free in 2019, but the divorce case has not been finalized with custody and financial issues still lingering. under dispute .
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