Angelina Jolie allegedly started rumors of child abuse to gain full custody of her six children. While Brad Pitt fought the reports of child abuse, Jolie planned to move with the kids to London and land a dream job in the U.N.
According to NY Daily News, Jolie’s strategy to obtain custody was orchestrated by two of her closest advisors. The women are believed to be high officials within the government of the U.K. They advised the actress to have the Division of Child and Family Services to investigate Pitt so that Jolie could move the children to London and start a career in the U.N.
Pitt was under investigation after reports surfaced that he abused his oldest son, Maddox, on a private plane just prior to the divorce. The rumors claimed that Pitt got drunk and verbally and physically abused the child.
The World War Z star denied any and all of the allegations of child abuse. He was eventually cleared by both the DCFS and the FBI and is now seeking joint custody.
Jolie filed for divorce back in September after being with Pitt for over a decade. During their time together, the stars raised six children – Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10), and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. In the original divorce petition, Jolie requested for fully physical custody of the kids.
Despite Pitt’s desire for joint custody, Jolie is still planning on working for the U.N. Her advisors are even pushing for her to run for Secretary General in the future. For now, the Tomb Raider star enjoys a position as part of the U.N. Refugee Agency. She previously worked as a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. until 2012.
Sources close to the situation told TMZ that Jolie has been planning on making the move to London for the better part of a year. The only thing standing in her way was Pitt’s fight for joint custody, which is why the actress tried to ruin his reputation with the child abuse claims.
In fact, Jolie cannot permanently move the children outside of the U.S. without Pitt’s approval. The only way around this is if she can prove that the actor is unfit to be a parent. Fortunately, the efforts to disgrace Pitt have not worked so far.
Indeed, ET Online is reporting that Jolie and Pitt’s custody battle has officially reached a stalemate. Until the matter is settled in court, Pitt has officially filed paperwork that grants him better access to the kids.
Since Angelina Jolie filed the dissolution of marriage, Pitt has only been able to visit the kids on a limited basis. A therapist is also required to be on hand during the visits and Pitt agreed to undergo individual and group therapy.
In light of Pitt’s willingness to follow the stipulations, his lawyer, Lance Spiegel, emailed Jolie’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, and asked for more frequent visits.
“[Pitt] has made a major effort and commitment to the ongoing therapy efforts,” he wrote. “However, his limited access to the children is not acceptable.”
Despite the request for more visits, Jolie’s team believes they should stick with the original custody schedule that was created back in October. Unless the estranged couple agrees to a new schedule, Pitt’s access to the kids is likely to remain limited.
According to E! Online, Pitt did not spend Thanksgiving with the family. Instead, the Allied star spent the holiday outside of the U.S. with close friends. With Christmas right around the corner, sources indicate that there is a good chance that the actor won’t be around for the holiday.
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