Under fire, Brad Pitt won’t ‘own anything he didn’t do’, his lawyer says after the actor’s ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, made further allegations of ‘abuse.
Pitt’s attorney, Anne Kiley, told Page Six on Thursday that “Brad has owned everything he’s been responsible for since day one — unlike the other party.”
“He won’t own anything he didn’t do,” the statement continued. “He was the target of all types of personal attack and misrepresentation.”
Kiley continued: “Fortunately, the various public authorities that the other side has attempted 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. always done.
Jolie accused Pitt in court documents filed Tuesday of suffocating one of their six children aboard a private jet in September 2016.
In a countersuit obtained by Page Six, the ‘Maleficent’ actress, 47, went into detail about what allegedly happened during the now infamous robbery that took her to file for divorce.
The filing claimed the 58-year-old ‘Fight Club’ star “choked one of the children… punched another in the face” and “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her.”
Jolie also alleged that Pitt poured beer on her, as well as beer and wine on their children.
The actress would have tried to intervene at some point and “grabbed” her then-husband from behind to try and stop her, according to the filing.
“To get Jolie off her back, Pitt threw himself backwards into the seats of the plane, injuring Jolie in the back and elbow,” according to the documents.
“The children rushed over and all bravely tried to protect each other. Before it was over, Pitt strangled one of the children and punched another in the face. Some of the kids begged Pitt to stop. They were all scared. Many were crying.
The former couple – who married in August 2014 – share six children: Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14. Since their separation in 2016, they have been leading a bitter fight for custody on their minor children.
Pitt was put under investigation for alleged child abuse by the FBI during the in-flight incident.
However, the authorities did not initiate criminal proceedings against the “Bullet Train” star, who revealed in September 2019 that he is sober.
According to documents previously obtained by Page Six, a representative from the United States Attorney’s Office came to the conclusion not to prosecute Pitt based on discussions with the case officer.
“It was agreed by all parties that the criminal charges in this matter would not be pursued due to several factors,” the filings noted.
A source close to the ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ star told us in August that “Angelina and her team have been desperately trying to come up with something,” adding, “It’s all for show. This is all information she already had five and a half years ago. There’s nothing new here.”
That being said, Jolie’s attorneys argued in the new countersuit that the FBI agent who investigated the allegations had “probable cause to charge Pitt with a federal felony for his conduct that day.” .
Tuesday’s countersuit was filed in response to a complaint Pitt filed against Jolie months earlier about sale of his stake in their French chateau where they got married.
The ‘Moneyball’ star claimed in the previous filing that neither would sell their share of Château Miraval and its profitable vineyard without the other’s agreement.
Jolie’s countersuit asked “the Court to confirm that no ‘consent’ agreement exists,” according to the documents.
The ‘Salt’ star also alleged in the filing that Pitt “demanded that she sign a nondisclosure agreement that would have contractually prohibited her from speaking outside of court about Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children. “.
Since Jolie reportedly “refused to accept such a provision…Pitt backed out of the deal,” the documents claim, adding that any deal regarding the castle is “void” due to Pitt’s efforts to condition the deal on the basis of “Jolie’s silence”.