Brad Pitt is doing everything in his power to keep his divorce with Angelina Jolie a private matter. Following rumors that Jolie is threatening to expose all of Pitt's dirty secrets; the Allied star is officially fighting back. Will Pitt avoid an embarrassing public scandal?
An insider told Radar Online that Pitt is afraid Jolie will release all of his dirty secrets to the public. There's no telling what Jolie has been keeping track of over the years, but Pitt took legal action to prevent the secrets from going public.
"Brad is desperate to keep his secrets hidden," an insider revealed. "He doesn't want Angelina airing his dirty laundry in public."
The actor recently filed a request to seal the records related to the divorce. Unfortunately, a judge denied Pitt's request, opening the door for Jolie to expose everything she knows.
"Brad's having tough times at the box office, and he knows how vindictive Angie can be," the insider continued. "People know that she accused him of abuse, but they might not know he was cleared. The last thing he needs is for his image to be trashed further!"
Pitt has battled rumors of child abuse ever since Jolie filed for divorce in September. In the original paperwork, Jolie request full custody of their six children - Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10), and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight.
The actor was forced to agree to a temporary visitation schedule that required the presence of a therapist. While several agencies investigated Pitt for child abuse, Daily Mail reports that he agreed to attend group and individual therapy sessions and be available for alcohol and drug testing.
In fact, the actor agreed to be tested up to four times a month at random intervals. Pitt was eventually cleared of the allegations by the FBI, but not before suffering damage to his public image.
The fight for custody has taken another turn for the worse. According to The Daily Beast, Brad Pitt now claims that Jolie violated the privacy of their children by releasing sensitive information in the original custody agreement.
Jolie filed court documents in October that featured details about their kids' lives. This includes information about the names of their therapists and health records, all of which will eventually become public knowledge.
"The minor children should be protected from embarrassment and stigma resulting from public access to information concerning their emotional status and their relationships with their parents," Pitt's attorney, Lance S. Spiegel, wrote to the court.
Pitt later added: "[Jolie] and I have been unable to agree on a custody schedule and I intend to file a Request for Orders to establish a schedule unless an agreement is reached. I am extremely concerned that if court records regarding custody are not sealed, information contained therein will cause irreparable damage to our children's privacy rights."
Pitt's divorce might be getting nastier by the day, but that hasn't stopped Jolie's father, Jon Voight, from hoping that things will turn around for the holiday season. In an interview with E! News, the Ray Donovan star was hopeful that he would get to see Jolie and the kids over Christmas.
"Christmas is family, and I have lots of family. I'm hoping to see my grandchildren. I'm hoping to see my grandnieces and nephews and be with them. I'm making the plans now," he shared. "By the way, I'm supposed to be making these plane flights right was we speak."
When asked about his daughter, Voight revealed that Jolie is "holding on" in the wake of the divorce. "I appreciate everybody's concern and their prayers," he added. "Hopefully things will work out."
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