As we mentioned yesterday, Angelina Jolie filed a counter-statement with the courtroom in response to Brad Pitt’s request to seal their courtroom information. Brad issued his assertion earlier than Christmas, whereby he slammed Angelina for having “no self-regulating mechanism,” i.e. she was actively making an attempt to publicize their soiled laundry, no matter how it will have an effect on the children. Jolie’s assertion was principally, “Brad desires to maintain all of these items personal as a result of he’s apprehensive about his picture, not the well being of the children.” She even referenced the now-closed FBI and DCFS investigations into Brad’s conduct on the aircraft. TMZ was the primary to report on Jolie’s assertion, and it took hours for Folks Journal to verify with their very own reporting. However now I do know why it took Folks so lengthy – as a result of they had been speaking to folks in each camps, they usually obtained some fascinating quotes:
A supply near the state of affairs stresses that Brad Pitt has been cleared in all investigations.
“It’s good to see that she has lastly come round to supporting the sealing of paperwork weeks after he requested this motion,” the supply tells PEOPLE. “Contemplating that each the FBI and youngster companies completely investigated this matter and cleared the daddy, this line of assault doesn’t make a lot sense.”
However a second supply near the state of affairs is firing again, saying that whereas Pitt might have been cleared, his actions had an enduring impact on the kids.
“They hold pointing to him being cleared. Whereas his habits didn’t quantity to something felony, that doesn’t imply he didn’t do something incorrect,” says the supply. “The youngsters are traumatized. The mother has been defending the children by not revealing what actually occurred on that aircraft. Her curiosity for the reason that outset hasn’t modified: to guard the well being and security of the children.”
The investigation was launched after Pitt allegedly obtained “verbally abusive” and “bodily” with one in every of his youngsters with Jolie on the couple’s personal aircraft on Sept. 14. Jolie filed for divorce 5 days later.
Fortunately, I’ve zero expertise with youngster protecting companies and FBI investigations, however I can see the semantic and ethical level that Workforce Jolie is making: simply because there are not any felony costs in opposition to Brad, doesn’t imply that his actions had been solely honorable, above-board and wholesome. No matter went down on the aircraft was a sufficiently big dealbreaker for Jolie to bolt with the children and instantly file for divorce. It was sufficiently big to set off DCFS and FBI investigations, however not sufficiently big for felony costs. As for Workforce Pitt’s passive-aggression: “It’s good to see that she has lastly come round to supporting the sealing of paperwork…” Maybe you’ll be able to solely be this petty with somebody you as soon as actually beloved.
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