Will Brad Pitt's son Maddox testify against him in court? Angelina Jolie ready with 'proof of domestic abuse'
Jolie and Pitt's six children, three minors and three over 16, may also be testifying against their father's abuse allegations
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pritt’s parched relationship is ending in a divorce and custody battle, and it appears as if the actress has just raised the stake by reportedly willing to “provide proof of domestic abuse" against her former husband in court. If the reports are believed to be true, their six children, three minors and three over 16, may also testify against Pitt’s abuse allegations.
Jolie and Pitt’s children are Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, and Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12. According to US Weekly, the children can “freely” speak at the divorce proceeding. While the estranged duo needs to give permission to the minors: Shilon and the twins Knox and Vivienne, the rest can testify on their own accord.
Will Maddox testify against Brad Pitt?
While the latest reports surrounding Pitt’s children possibly testifying against him comes as a shocker, the actor’s fallout with his oldest son Maddox has given rise to many questions, especially concerning the teenagers’ participation in his parents’ divorce trial and his testimony against his father.
Pitt and Maddox reportedly had an altercation on a private jet to Los Angeles from Europe in September 2016, which allegedly prompted the actress to divorce her husband of two years. Reports also suggested that the actor was being investigated by the FBI and child welfare services in Los Angeles, based on reports claiming he got “verbally abusive and physical with his children.” However, one of his representatives brushed this off as a vile attempt by Jolie to “damage” Pitt’s reputation.
The statement in support of the ‘Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’ actor read, “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 children have been used by Angelina to hurt Brad before and this is more of that behavior. This leaking of documents by her fourth or fifth set of lawyers has been done to hurt Brad.”
The reports that came in later said Maddox had stopped speaking to his father. Last fall, he enrolled in a college at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. One source told Elle in July 2020 that the relationship between Pitt and Maddox “continues to be nonexistent”.
Another source told the outlet in October, “With Maddox overseas [for college], Brad is also hopeful that Pax will also be interested in reconnecting without the influence of his older brother.” Pitt has admitted to having "anger and alcohol problems", which have contributed to his divorce.
When Maddox dodged questions about his father
While Maddox hasn’t openly addressed his bitter relationship with Pitt, his responses to a few reporters who asked about his father are indicative of the issues in their father-son relationship. In September last year, Maddox was approached by a reporter on the streets of Korea when he was at college. When the reporter asked the teenager if his father had visited him at college, Maddox told in response, “I don’t know about that, what’s happening.”
Furthermore, when asked if his relationship with his father was over for good, he reportedly said, “Whatever happens, happens.” Only time can tell if Maddox would be testifying against Pitt and the impact it could have on the former couple’s custody battle.