Jolie Talks Leakage of Information Regarding Custody
We really hope that the family will get to solve this in private from now on. Our thoughts are with them!
The release of information on a new custody deal between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt by the couple’s six children received a fervent reaction from the actress, who called it “delusional” and “deplorable.”
According to official documents obtained by “The Blast” and reviewed by “ABC News”, the judge who takes care of the couple’s divorce made several demands aimed at ensuring Pitt’s proximity to the children, of which Jolie has custody total. However, the 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress stood on Wednesday morning (13). In a statement provided to ABC News the representative of the actress says:
“This deceptive leak is not in the best interests of children. From the beginning, Angelina has focused on her health and her needs, which is why it was so important that this last audience was conducted in private. It is deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the court’s confidential and sealed record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really going on.”
Pitt’s rep did not comment.
The hard words from Jolie’s team came after “The Blast” reported on Tuesday that the divorce judge believes children should have the right to see their father as often as possible to maintain a healthy relationship.
“As the minor children remain prohibited from seeing the father, depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, this may result in a reduction in the time they spend with Jolie and may result in Pitt’s primary court order,” say the documents of the court. “Not having a relationship with the father is harmful to them.”
In September 2016, Jolie filed for divorce after a two-year marriage to Pitt, 54, with whom she had six children: Maddox, 16; Pax, 14; Zahara, 13; Shiloh, 12; and the twins Knox and Vivienne, 9.
Immediately after the breakup, Jolie kept the physical custody of all children exclusive. At the time, the FBI and the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services were investigating Pitt about a child abuse allegation stemming from a discussion he had with one of his children during a flight between France and the United States. Subsequently, Pitt was acquitted and no charges were filed. He went on to ask for joint custody of the children.
In the most recent court papers, the judge ordered Jolie to provide Pitt with the children’s cell phone numbers and make a phone call with the children and their doctors to explain that “the court has determined that each of them is safe with their father.”
The judge also said the actress could not monitor children’s text messages for Pitt or hear their phone calls.
A visitation schedule was set for the summer, during which Pitt will spend a specific amount of time between June and July with each of the children except Maddox, who the judge has decided is old enough to decide how often he sees his father.
These visits will be monitored by a therapist, who will also meet with each child, the documents say. While the kids are with Pitt for a week in California in late July, Jolie can only call them once a day at a mutually agreed time.
“It is vital that each of them has a healthy and strong relationship with the mother and father,” the judge said in the documents.