Brad Pitt’s lawyer states he will address ex-wife Angelina Jolie’s charges of domestic violence in court.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt’s attorney stated on Thursday that his client would continue to answer in court to allegations from Angelina Jolie that he mistreated her and choked one of their children on a flight in 2016. Jolie claims that Pitt choked the kid while they were on a flight.
Anne Kiley, Pit’s lawyer expressed, “Brad has owned everything he’s responsible for from day one — unlike the other side — but he’s not going to own anything he didn’t do. He has been on the receiving end of every type of personal attack and misrepresentation.”
“Thankfully, the various public authorities the other side has tried to use against him over the past six years have made their own independent decisions. Brad will continue to respond in court as he has consistently done,” she continued.
When contacted for clarification, Kiley did not say which aspects of Jolie’s statement Pitt disputes and which he takes full responsibility for, and representatives offered no additional comment.
In a public court, Jolie claimed that Pitt had seized her by the head and shaken her in 2016, before choking one of their six children and striking another as they tried to defend her. The declaration was part of an ongoing court battle between the two parties over a winery in France they once co-owned.
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and the FBI looked into the accusations but ultimately opted to take no further steps against Pitt.
The incidents were also discussed during the divorce trial when a judge ruled that Jolie and Pitt should share custody equally before being removed from the case by an appeals court.
Brad Pitt sued Angelina Jolie in February of this year for allegedly selling their stakes in the wine firm Château Miraval without his permission.
Actor Brad Pitt claimed that actress Angelina Jolie secretly completed a transaction without his knowledge, in violation of their contract.
On October 4, Jolie filed a counter-suit in which she denied Pitt’s charges and provided specifics of an incident she and Pitt had in 2016 while travelling with their children.