Angelina Jolie has detailed abuse allegations against Brad Pitt, her ex-husband, in a countersuit.
In July, Pitt had filed a suit, accusing Jolie of damaging the reputation of their joint wine business as the duo battled in court over the sale of her stake in their co-owned winery Chateau Miraval to a Russian oligarch.
Pitt and Jolie co-owned Miraval but Jolie sold her half to the Russian oligarch who Pitt described as a “stranger”.
In Pitt’s court filing, he claimed the actress “intentionally” sought to inflict harm on him by selling her interests.
The actor said they had agreed to never sell their respective interests in the business without the other’s consent.
The duo has been in a legal dispute over whether Jolie had a right to sell her interest without Pitt’s approval.
JOLIE CITES PRE-DIVORCE ‘ASSAULT’ FROM 2016
On September 19, 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt. They were thereafter declared legally single on April 12, 2019.
In a suit countering Pitt’s Chateau Miraval claims on Tuesday, Jolie alleged that Pitt grabbed her by the head, shook her, choked one of their children, and struck another when they tried to defend her during a 2016 flight.
The filing claimed that, on September 14, 2016, Jolie, Pitt, and their six kids were traveling from the winery to Los Angeles.
She also alleged that, amid the conflict, Pitt poured beer on her and red wine on the kids.
Jolie now claims she decided to sell her interest in the Miraval winery they own because of the subsequent divorce.
“Pitt’s aggressive behavior started even before the family got to the airport, with Pitt having a confrontation with one of the children,” the filing says.
“After the flight took off, Jolie approached Pitt and asked him what was wrong. Pitt accused her of being too deferential to the children and verbally attacked her.”
PITT’S TEAM INSISTS JOLIE REHASHED OLD STORIES
Further tabling her case, Jolie said: “He pulled her into the bathroom and began yelling at her. Pitt grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her and grabbed her shoulders and shook her again before pushing her into the bathroom wall.
“He pulled her into the bathroom and began yelling at her. Pitt grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her, and then grabbed her shoulders and shook her again before pushing her into the bathroom wall.
“Pitt lunged at his own child and Jolie grabbed him from behind to stop him. To get Jolie off his back, Pitt threw himself backward into the airplane’s seats injuring Jolie’s back and elbow.
“The children rushed in and all bravely tried to protect each other. Before it was over, Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face.”
TMZ reports that sources close to Pitt accused the actress of continually rehashing the same claims from 2016 over and over again, “adding inaccurate information for attention. It hurts the family.”
Jolie’s allegations of abuse on the plane first became public shortly after the flight but reports were initially vague.
Details of the case were kept sealed in divorce documents and investigations by the FBI and LA County Department of Children and Family Services, both of which found that no action against Pitt was necessary.
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