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18th Mar 2021

Angelina Jolie can “offer proof of domestic violence” in Brad Pitt divorce trial

Pitt and Jolie are currently in a custody battle over their children.

A leaked legal document has alleged that Angelina Jolie is “prepared to provide proof of domestic abuse” in her divorce trial with ex-husband Brad Pitt.

The document was among several obtained by The Blast, an American gossip site.

The filing, which was submitted on 12 March, indicates that the actress and her children are willing to provide “proof and authority” to support claims of domestic violence made against Pitt.

A insider close to Brad Pitt has dismissed the claims, telling US Weekly that the filing is an attempt to “hurt” the actor.

“Over the past four and a half years there have been a number of claims made by Angelina that have been reviewed and not substantiated,” the source said. “The children have been used by Angelina to hurt Brad before and this is more of that behaviour. This leaking of documents by her fourth or fifth set of lawyers has been done to hurt Brad.”

Over the last five years, Jolie and Pitt have been involved in a divorce trial following their separation in 2016. The pair were married in 2014 after a two-year engagement. The couple have six children together – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.

After their split, Pitt was formally investigated over an incident involving his son Maddox on a private jet. Authorities cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing.

Currently, the couple are in a custody battle over their children.

In the past, Jolie has described the divorce as the “right decision” for the family.

During an interview with British Vogue, the actress said: “I’ve been focusing on healing our family. It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body.”

She continued: “I’m not there yet. But I hope to be. I’m planning on it.”