Brad Pitt’s legal team has branded the newest wave of allegations from Angelina Jolie as a “personal attack.”
On Oct. 4, Jolie filed a response to the ‘Bullet Train’ star’s lawsuit over their once-shared winery, alleging in a cross-complaint that Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face” during an international flight in 2016.
“Pitt lunged at his own child and Jolie grabbed him from behind to stop him. To get Jolie off his back, Pitt threw himself backwards into the airplane’s seats injuring Jolie’s back and elbow,” Jolie’s court filing read. “The children rushed in and all bravely tried to protect each other. Before it was over, Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face.”
Pitt’s attorney, Anne Kiley, said in a statement that Pitt “has owned everything he’s responsible for from day one — unlike the other side — but he’s not going to own anything he didn’t do. He has been on the receiving end of every type of personal attack and misrepresentation.”
“Thankfully, the various public authorities the other side has tried to use against him over the past six years have made their own independent decisions,” Kiley continued. “Brad will continue to respond in court as he has consistently done.”
The alleged incident led the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services and FBI the launch their own investigations into the alleged incident, though both cases have since been closed without any charges filed against Pitt.
They were also discussed during testimony at the couple’s divorce trial when a judge determined Jolie and Pitt ought to share custody 50/50.
When questioned, the spokesperson declined to comment further. Kiley did not explain which details of Jolie’s allegation Pitt denies and which he accepts responsibility for.
The former couple were married for almost five years until 2019, when a judge declared them legally single amid their divorce proceedings.