Angelina Jolie makes shocking claim that Brad Pitt ‘choked’ one of their kids during ‘tense’ flight
During a ‘tense’ fligh on a private jet in 2016, Angelina Jolie has claimed that Brad Pitt "choked" one of their children, "hit another in the face", and then poured beer on her and beer and wine on the kids, which led to the actress filing for divorce within days of the alleged incident. According to The New York Times, Jolie alleges in new court documents that the incident on September 14, 2016, was explicitly described in a shocking FBI report.
The actress claims that when the child attempted to defend her, Pitt "lunged at his own child" in addition to allegedly grabbing her by the head and pushing her against the wall. She says that she tried to stop Pitt but he "threw himself backward into the airplane seats to get Jolie off his back", hurting Jolie's back and elbow. Then, according to Jolie, the kids ran in and heroically tried to defend one another. Pitt, though, choked one of the kids and hit another in the face. According to the actress, several of the kids begged Pitt to stop, they were all scared, and "many were crying".
Jolie claims that it didn't stop there though. She asserts that "nobody dared go to the bathroom to avoid Pitt's wrath", Jolie and the children sat "still and silent under blankets". Later Pitt, according to Jolie, "periodically emerged from the back of the plane to yell and swear at them" and poured beer on Jolie and red wine on the kids at different points. Pitt and Jolie have six children together: Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, Vivienne, 14, and Knox, 14. They got married in 2014 and divorced in 2019.
According to the filing, the FBI agent who looked into the 2016 altercation "concluded that the government had probable cause to charge Pitt with a federal crime for his conduct that day". However, the FBI decided not to probe Pitt's alleged child abuse any further and decided not to file charges against him in November 2016. The charges were refuted by a Pitt representative on Tuesday, October 4, calling it "another rehash that only harms the family", according to ET Online. The countersuit comes amid Pitt and Jolie’s legal battle over ownership of a French winery.
Pitt brought legal action on the subject earlier this year alleging that Jolie had sold her stake in the company to Tenute del Mondo, the wine section of the Stoli Group, in violation of contractual rights. Jolie's counsel allegedly stated in Tuesday's, October 4, cross-complaint that she wanted to sell her investment in part because it made her uncomfortable to be associated with a liquor company.