The vicious divorce battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt just gets nastier.
Jolie has also reheated discredited allegations of abuse against Pitt, depite the fact he was cleared of the charges by investigators.
Angelina’s team has accused Brad, in numerous leaks and briefings, of being a bad dad, with anger, weed, and alcohol issues.
In her latest filing, Angelina appears to be threatening to put meat on those bones; she alleges that Brad has gone on the attack because he’s “terrified that the public will learn the truth,” and is trying to “deflect from [his] own role in the media storm which has engulfed the parties’ children.”
Angelina’s latest legal salvo comes after he filed papers late last year accusing her of exposing their children’s lives to public scrutiny, after she filed unsealed documents trying to prevent him from altering their custody arrangement.
Pitt accused Jolie of violating their six children’s privacy, saying she and her legal team released confidential information about their children in a document known as the “October Stipulation,” which sought to lay down visitation rights for Pitt.
Pitt argues that Jolie filed the stipulation despite the fact that Jolie’s lawyers knew that by doing so, various details of the children’s health records, including the names of their therapists, would become public.
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In her new response, as reported by entertainment site TMZ on Wednesday, Angelina says that while she agrees with Brad, and the documents in the divorce and custody case should be sealed, she argues that if the kids have been damaged, it’s his fault.
Angelina says in the papers, “There is little doubt that [Brad] would prefer to keep the entire case private, particularly given the detailed investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dept. of Children and Family Services into allegation of abuse.”
Meanwhile, it has also been reported that Jolie is requiring Pitt to be tested for drugs and alcohol four times a month during their messy custody battle over their kids, 8-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, Shiloh, 10, Zahara, 11, Pax, 13, and Maddox, 15, following their split in September.
Pitt was cleared of child-abuse allegations relating to a disturbance on the family’s private jet, which reportedly occurred days before Angelina Jolie filed for divorce. The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services found no evidence of physical abuse by the actor in the September incident. Interviews with family members, including the Jolie-Pitt children, did not corroborate the allegations, according to NBC News.