the renowned actress Angelina Jolie revealed for the first time details of a domestic violence incident caused by her ex-husband, also an actor Brad Pitt.
Broadly speaking, and within the framework of a counterclaim that confronts the actors for the sale of the property by a French winery called Château Miraval, Jolie addressed what allegedly happened on a 2016 transatlantic flight that ultimately triggered the divorce. of the couple
As part of court documents filed in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday, obtained by the New York Timesthe actress stated that “Pitt strangled one of the children and hit another in the face”
In addition, the actress assured that her ex-partner “grabbed” her head and “shaked” her during the entire incident that took place on a flight that transferred the family from France to California. Finally, she added that the actor threw alcohol at them.
In the countersuit, Jolie’s attorneys contend that the actress “has gone to great lengths to try to protect her children from reliving the pain Pitt inflicted on the family that day.”
“But when Pitt filed this lawsuit to reassert control over Jolie’s financial life and force her to reunite with her ex-husband as a frozen business partner, Pitt forced Jolie to publicly defend herself on these issues for the first time,” they explained. As part of the legal standoff, Pitt has denied physically abusing his ex-wife or her six children.
The case of French wines
The legal confrontation takes place because Brad Pitt sued Jolie for the sale that the latter made of his interest in the Château Miraval winery, which is part of a property that includes a castle and a vineyard.
The actor accuses that there was an infringement of the “contractual rights” that they had agreed to during the acquisition of the property.
According to Pitt, the agreement on the French winery fell apart after a judge ruled against Jolie in the middle of the dispute over the custody of their children. After that situation, Jolie sold her part to Tenute del Mondo, a subsidiary of the Stoli Group.
Meanwhile, the actress assured that she was uncomfortable participating in an alcohol-related business due to the problems of her ex-partner, who in 2019 acknowledged that she attended Alcoholics Anonymous after the divorce. Likewise, she stressed that they did not reach an agreement because she did not accept a clause imposed by Pitt,