Angelina Jolie claimed in her divorce documents that her husband, Brad Pitt, was suffering from an anger issue that was often inflated by drugs and alcohol. However, when it comes to pressing charges against Pitt, the actress is reportedly against doing so.
According to a new report, Angelina Jolie has no plans to cooperate with authorities if they move forward with the ongoing child abuse investigation against her estranged husband.
On October 1, TMZ revealed that Angelina Jolie told the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services that Pitt struck Maddox, 15, in the face while aboard their private jet on September 14. Still, when it comes to having Pitt prosecuted for what he allegedly did, Jolie will reportedly go “radio silent” if authorities attempt to build a case against him. As the report explained, Angelina Jolie’s goal is to protect her children — not to punish Pitt.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 2, 2016
While Angelina Jolie told DCFS that her son was hit in the face by his father, other sources have said that Pitt did not strike his son at all. Instead, the insiders have claimed, he lunged at the boy and after Jolie got in the way, he inadvertently made contact with Maddox’s shoulders.
“DCFS does have the authority to recommend custody restrictions to the dependency court, although it’s looking more and more like it will not reach that stage,” TMZ explained to readers. “Furthermore, given there were no injuries to Maddox and conflicting accounts of what happened, prosecution is also unlikely.”
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have agreed to a temporary deal that grants Jolie full custody of their six children. https://t.co/pg8v1T4Lw3
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Although Angelina Jolie is reportedly not planning to press charges against her soon-to-be ex-husband, she has hired a number of legal heavyweights, including Bert Fields, Pierce O’Donnell, and Laura Wasser, who recently served as Johnny Depp’s attorney in his divorce from Amber Heard.
“Brad is terrified that [Angelina Jolie] has hired this ‘dream team’ of lawyers,” an insider told Hollywood Life on October 2. “It makes him feel like he’s a criminal, and he can’t stand the fact that he has to have supervised visits with his children. He’s playing along but he is so insulted and he can’t believe how drastically his life changed in a matter of weeks.”
“He was so blindsided and the fact that Angie has assembled this legal team makes him worry there’s more bad news coming,” the source added.
As for his current custody agreement with Jolie, Brad Pitt is required to spend time with his children only when a therapist is present. Understandably, this has been hard for Pitt, who has cared for his kids on his own for the past several years.
“He can’t stand the fact that he has to have supervised visits with his children,” another source told Hollywood Life. “He’s playing along but he is so insulted and he can’t believe how drastically his life changed in a matter of weeks.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married in August of 2014 after about a decade of dating. On September 19 of this year, Jolie filed for divorce and requested full physical custody of their kids. Following the filing, Jolie traveled to a rental property in Malibu, California, with Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8, while Pitt stayed at their Hollywood Hills home by himself.
Angelina Jolie has remained silent in regard to her custody dispute with Pitt, and the actor has kept his feelings to himself as well.
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