FBI report reveals details of 2016 Jolie-Pitt altercation

Details of Angelina Jolie’s report to the FBI about Brad Pitt’s alleged behavior towards her and their children on a private jet flight home from Europe on September 14, 2016 have come to light thanks to a lawsuit Jolie filed. filed against the federal law enforcement agency. .

Jolie’s FBI lawsuit came to light earlier this year when a judge decided to allow a woman – presumably Jolie – to file a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act using a pseudonym. The woman was also looking to keep the matter ‘fully sealed’, according to a March 2022 report. federal court document posted online by Politico’s Josh Gerstein, who quietly broke the news in April. The judge did not allow the case to be sealed, and the details now available in this case clearly indicate that Jolie is the plaintiff.

Interest in the 2016 incident was piqued this week after publication Puck reported earlier this week that Jolie amended the FBI lawsuit to include the fact that an agent investigating the incident presented a statement of probable cause to the head of the criminal division of the US Attorney’s office in LA

Pitt was never charged in connection with the incident, either by the U.S. Attorney’s Office or the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, which investigated the incident – ​​​​and his allegation of child abuse – before the FBI got involved.

Still, the allegations Jolie made to the FBI about her then-husband’s behavior don’t show Pitt in a flattering light. Far from there.

“Both parties have had this information for almost six years, so filing an anonymous FOIA request for information you already have, and which has been used in previous legal proceedings, does no good other than to inflict pain,” a source close to Pitt noted. Thursday.

It’s unclear why Jolie would seek to file a FOIA complaint under a pseudonym if she already had the information in 2017. The couple have been locked in a custody battle since filing for divorce in September 2016.

According to the FBI report, the “Maleficent” actor, who was interviewed at his Malibu home in October 2016, told FBI agents that the flight back to the United States got off to a bad start after Pitt and their Maddox child had some kind of disagreement when the family took separate cars to get from the terminal to the plane.

Once on board, she said, she tried to talk to Pitt, who told her their son “looked like a Columbine kid.”

About 90 minutes into the flight, Jolie said, Pitt asked her to come to the back of the plane to talk to her. He had been drinking, she said. They went to the lavatory in the back of the plane, where the kids couldn’t see them, and Pitt reportedly started yelling at her and “grabbed her by the head, shook her, then slammed her.” grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her”. .”

He allegedly “pushed her against the bathroom wall and said things like, ‘You’re fucking this family,'” and “punched her into the ceiling of the plane about four times,” according to the report. After one of their kids asked if “Mom” was okay, Jolie said, Pitt “yelled, ‘No, Mom’s not okay. She’s ruining this family. She’s crazy.'”

At that point, one of the children reportedly shouted, “It’s not her, it’s you, p—.” (The former couple have six adopted and biological children together, ages 14 to 21. Jolie recently escorted eldest daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 17, to school. at Spelman College in Georgia.)

The heavily redacted report goes on to describe a larger altercation that appears to have involved more than one child. After Jolie grabbed a child to stop her from attacking Pitt, she injured her back and said her elbow was injured. Pitt allegedly went for a drink and continued drinking while Jolie and some of the kids tried to sleep in a bed. Other children were alone in separate beds.

Pitt allegedly continued to rant and at one point spilled wine on a chair on the plane, causing what Jolie said was $25,000 in damage. She said he then poured beer over Jolie and the blanket that covered her and the children.

Pitt would “start a new rant every 30 minutes and pace the plane yelling at everyone,” according to Jolie. She said the rantings “seemed constant.” Upon arriving in the United States, Jolie suggested that she and the children go get a hotel room and get some sleep and fly to California the next day, but Pitt told them no one was getting off the plane, according to the report.

He reportedly yelled at them, “F— you. I’m f— leaving you” and got off the plane, apparently to smoke a cigarette. Jolie told officers she and the children were “shocked.”

After Pitt returned and the family boarded the second leg of the flight, the rantings began again, Jolie said. This time he would have scolded her for breaking up the family. “[T]his didn’t feel like a drunken rant, but he felt angry, pointed and specific,” the report said.

Jolie told officers that as they were about to land, she told the kids to get their things, then told Pitt they were going to a hotel to sleep. Pitt allegedly shouted that she wasn’t taking her kids and jumped out of the bed he was in and pushed her.

“They began to fight and the altercation continued all the way to the rear door of the plane,” the report said. Pitt allegedly pushed Jolie down and told the kids they wouldn’t get off the plane. Jolie estimated they were there another 20 minutes.

After they got off the plane but weren’t in the car yet, Pitt grabbed Jolie’s arm “and spun her around. Then he grabbed her by the head and grabbed her. shoulders and shook her,” the report said. A child interjected, “Don’t hurt her.

Jolie described her injuries to officers as a carpet burn-type injury to her right hand, a bruise to her right elbow, and a back injury.

A representative for Pitt did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment.

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on September 20, 2016. Three days later, The Times reported that the Los Angeles County DCFS was investigating an alleged in-flight physical altercation between Pitt and his then 15-year-old son Maddox Jolie-Pitt. No punches or blows were reported.

A Pitt source will later say Page 6“Brad may have been drinking and admits he yelled at his son, but he insists he didn’t hit him or try to hurt him. It was a confrontation that escalated . »

The FBI was not involved at the time, but was expected to join the investigation as the incident occurred on an airplane. The agency decided in November 2016 to close its investigation without filing a complaint against Pitt.

Pitt got sober shortly after the plane crash and told GQ in May 2017 that “honestly, I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka.” I was a professional. I was good.” He added that he is now drinking “cranberry juice and sparkling water” and has also started therapy.

While Pitt and Jolie were declared legally single in April 2019, their divorce battle has continued, with Pitt recently suing his ex-wife for allegedly selling his half of their basement without his permissiona condition on which they had previously agreed.

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