The Maleficent star filed for divorce from the actor in September (16), after a year-long battle over their six kids, and now he has filed a lawsuit against her, claiming she has been keeping him from seeing his kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.
Angelina Jolie Staying Focused On Kids
However, Angelina’s lawyer Samantha Bley DeJean has hit back at the claims by insisting there were no issues over the custody of the children. The filing also stated that Jolie should have more time with her children due to her commitments as a U.N. ambassador, according to Page Six.
Jolie’s attorney Laura Wasser filed a response to Pitt’s request for a custody evaluation, Page Six reports. In her filing, Wasser argued that Pitt should not be allowed to take the kids out of California for more than two weeks at a time and should not be permitted to take them out of the country at all.
What Sources Say
A source close to the actress says she’s staying strong in the face of the actor’s lawsuit against her, claiming she was negligent when she allowed their son Maddox to be injured on a private plane.
The source added that while Jolie is saddened by what happened, “she’s still focused on being a great mother and doing everything she can for them.” Pitt filed papers accusing Jolie of being “involuntarily intoxicated and medicated” during an alleged incident in September 2016 that resulted in Maddox suffering injuries, including multiple broken bones, during an airplane trip from France to New York City. The couple had been traveling with other family members and friends when they crashed-landed. Jolie has denied those allegations through her attorney, who called them “outrageous” and said they have no basis in reality or truth.
Jolie And Pitt Relation
“She’s doing what she can to keep it all together,” the source says of Jolie’s efforts to keep things fun and lighthearted for the kids amid the ongoing legal battle between her and Pitt. “She’s a good mom.”
Last week was news about the ongoing custody battle between the former couple. The court ordered Pitt to fly back to Los Angeles so he could attend a hearing regarding his motion seeking visitation rights with the children following his August 2018 dismissal of his million defamation lawsuit against Jolie. The judge also granted Jolie’s request for temporary sole physical custody of their six children while they wait for a new trial date in their ongoing child custody battle.
Angelina Jolie is “rising above” the drama surrounding her divorce from Brad Pitt by focusing on their children. The family was joined by Angelina’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, and her brother James Haven.
Brad filed for divorce from his wife of two years earlier this month after she filed for divorce from him in September 2016 due to his alleged alcohol abuse. During an interview with The Telegraph last week the actress said that her children were helping her cope with the divorce proceedings.