Angelina Jolie has accused Brad Pitt of being abusive towards her and her children

Rachel Lang

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Angelina Jolie has accused Brad Pitt of being abusive towards her and her children

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Angelina Jolie has filed explosive court documents against her ex-husband Brad Pitt detailing an alleged argument that she claims turned violent.

Pitt and Jolie are currently clashing in court over the sale of a French winery they purchased together.

In papers filed relating to their property dispute, Jolie alleges Pitt became abusive during a plane ride in 2016 that she says led to their marriage breakdown.

Pitt and Jolie in 2010. Credit: Stephen Bisgrove / Alamy
Pitt and Jolie in 2010. Credit: Stephen Bisgrove / Alamy

Attorneys for the Lara Croft star claim the division of assets soured after the Fight Club actor allegedly demanded Jolie sign 'a nondisclosure agreement that would have contractually prohibited her from speaking outside of court about Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children', the New York Times reports.

Jolie's legal filing has accused Pitt of launching a prolonged physical and verbal outburst in September 2016 as the couple and their six children flew from France to California.

According to The New York Times, legal documents claim that 'Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face'.

The papers allege that Pitt then 'grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her' before adding that he 'poured beer on Jolie; at another, he poured beer and red wine on the children'.

Federal authorities investigated the alleged mid-air incident between Pitt, Jolie, and their family, but declined to bring about criminal charges.

In the days that followed the plane journey, Jolie filed for divorce.

Still from Mr. & Mrs. Smith featuring Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt. Credit: 20th Century Fox
Still from Mr. & Mrs. Smith featuring Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt. Credit: 20th Century Fox

Images of the injuries that Jolie allegedly sustained during the physical altercation with her then-husband have surfaced online.

In one black-and-white picture published by Page Six, a hand can be seen with a dark blemish between its index finger and thumb.

In a second, another dark mark can be seen on the elbow.

Jolie, under the guise of 'Jane Doe', filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI to release sealed documents about her and Pitt’s alleged heated confrontation in 2016.

Pitt’s team has denied all accusations.

In 2016, Pitt’s team rejected the claim that he hurt his son in a statement to People, which read: "He is emphatic that it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed.

"He did not hit his child in the face in any way. He did not do that; he is emphatic about that. He put his hands on him, yes, because the confrontation was spiralling out of control."

UNILAD has approached representatives for Jolie and Pitt for comment. 

Topics: Celebrity, US News, Brad Pitt, Entertainment, Domestic Abuse

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