Angelina Jolie informed youngsters to ‘avoid’ Brad Pitt, safety guard claims – National


The fiery authorized battle between A-list actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt nonetheless isn’t cooling off, with new court docket paperwork claiming Jolie instructed their kids to “avoid” Pitt throughout his custody visits.

Lawyers for Pitt, 60, filed new court docket paperwork on Thursday alleging Jolie, 48, tried to sabotage the connection between the ex-spouses’ six kids and their father. According to ET News, who obtained the submitting, a longtime safety guard to Jolie mentioned he was informed a contractor overheard the Maleficent actor instructing her youngsters to not communicate to Pitt throughout their visits.

Tony Webb, who’s now not employed by Jolie, additionally mentioned she tried to silence her workers and contractors via non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

In an announcement, Jolie’s lawyer known as Pitt’s new authorized submitting “shameful.” The lawyer accused Pitt of equating Jolie’s “common NDAs” along with his personal requests to allegedly strengthen current NDAs to assist within the “coverup of his deplorable actions.”

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Pitt’s new allegations have been filed within the Los Angeles Superior Court, the place Pitt and Jolie are arguing over the Château Miraval vineyard they used to personal collectively within the south of France. In February 2022, Pitt started the messy authorized continuing when he sued Jolie for promoting her share of the vineyard to a Russian oligarch as a substitute of to him.

Jolie filed a countersuit of her personal and claimed she offered her portion of the vineyard after negotiations to promote to Pitt got here to a halt. She informed the court docket Pitt insisted Jolie signal 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.”

Much of the general public consideration on the lawsuit has revolved round Jolie’s claims Pitt was verbally and bodily abusive to her and their kids. The allegations stem from a now-infamous 2016 flight on a non-public jet that the household took collectively. Onboard, Jolie claimed Pitt “choked one of the children and struck another in the face” and “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her.”

Days after the flight, Jolie filed for divorce.

Despite an FBI investigation, Pitt has by no means been formally charged with home abuse.

According to Pitt’s newest authorized submitting, Webb had been on Jolie’s payroll as head of her safety for over 20 years, and even after she divorced Pitt. Webb mentioned he and a number of other different members of employees have been informed by Jolie they might be sued in the event that they violated their NDAs by testifying within the ex-spouse’s earlier baby custody case.

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Regardless, Webb mentioned some employees members “confirmed that they had planned to testify if subpoenaed.”

Webb mentioned one of many contractors working below him allegedly heard Jolie “encouraging (their children) to avoid spending time with Mr. Pitt during custody visits.” Webb didn’t hear the remark himself.

The authorized submitting maintains this safety contractor who allegedly heard the remark, in addition to one other, testified in court docket. Webb mentioned his firm was fired “shortly thereafter.”

Webb now works for Pitt, the submitting claims.

Jolie’s lawyer, Paul Murphy, addressed Pitt’s new claims in an announcement to ET News.

“Mr. Pitt’s continued attempt to equate common NDAs for security personnel and housekeepers covering confidential information employees learn at work, with him demanding an expanded NDA to ensure the continued coverup of his deplorable actions remains shameful,” Murphy wrote. “This case is not about NDAs in general, but about power and control. All Angelina has ever wanted was separation and health, with positive relationships between all members of their family, including Mr. Pitt. She looks forward to the day when he is finally able to let her go.”

As for the vineyard, Pitt informed the courts he and Jolie agreed they might promote their stakes in Château Miraval individually and “only with the other’s consent.” Jolie denies this.

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Her legal professionals informed the court docket Pitt “suddenly conditioned his purchase of Jolie’s share of Miraval on her agreeing to a greatly expanded NDA now covering Pitt’s personal misconduct, whether related to Miraval or not.” Jolie has mentioned this obvious NDA enlargement was meant to hide Pitt’s alleged abuse towards her and their kids.

Pitt has informed the court docket it was Jolie who needed an expanded NDA, not him.

In April, Jolie informed the L.A. court docket Pitt’s alleged bodily abuse predates the 2016 personal jet incident.

Jolie and Pitt share six kids: Maddox, 22, Pax, 20, Zahara, 19, Shiloh, 17, and 15-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

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