Angelina Jolie terms custody case leak as 'inaccurate and unfair'
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt custody battle took an unexpected turn after it was reported that the actress could lose the custody of her kids if Brad is not allowed access to them.
Now her spokesperson has come forward and slammed the release of court documents which contains details about the settlements, terming them a "misleading leak".
“This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children,” a spokesperson of the actress said in a statement, as reported by People.
The spokesperson noted that Angelina has always put her kids first and it was necessary for the court to carry the proceedings privately. However, the release of the documents have made the case a public affair, one which might affect the kids due to all the media attention it will receive.
"From the start, Angelina has been focused only on their health and needs, which is why it was so important that this last court hearing is conducted privately," the statement continued.
"It’s deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening,” the statement added. This comes after the Blast obtained the court documents which stated that it is important for the kids to maintain a relationship with their father.
The documents state that the judge said that “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them" adding that “it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”
Furthermore, the court documents also stated that “If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt].”
While giving a notice to Angelina to ensure the kids get time to spend with their father, there were a number of steps the court stated in order to improve the relationship between Brad and the kids. For instance, Angelina was asked to provide the cell phone numbers of all the kids to Brad and he is allowed to call them any time he wanted while adding that she is not allowed to read any text that may be exchanged between Brad and the kids or monitor the calls.
The court also outlined a summer visitation schedule for the couple. In this, Maddox was not included as he is 16 and they believed he is mature enough to make his own decision about how much time he should spend with Brad. The couple, who filed for divorce on September 19, 2016, have six kids together: Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year old twins Vivienne and Knox.