LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Brad Pitt on Wednesday (Aug eight) rebutted claims that he had didn’t help his youngsters and accused his estranged spouse Angelina Jolie of making an attempt to control the media of their lengthy drawn-out divorce.
In the newest spherical of bitter accusations between the Hollywood energy couple as soon as often called Brangelina, Pitt’s attorneys mentioned the actor had paid over US$1.three million (S$1.7 million) in payments for Jolie and their six youngsters since their 2016 separation.
In paperwork filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the attorneys additionally mentioned Pitt had loaned Jolie US$eight million to assist her purchase her present home.
Jolie’s legal professional had mentioned in a Tuesday court docket submitting that Pitt had “paid no meaningful child support” since Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016.
Pitt’s attorneys mentioned that Jolie’s claims had been “a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage.”
Jolie’s representatives didn’t instantly return a request for touch upon Wednesday.
But on Tuesday, her spokeswoman mentioned her submitting was meant to offer closure to the wedding “and allow her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their children.”
Pitt and Jolie had been married for 2 years and loved a and a 10-year romance that had made the pair one in all Hollywood’s most glamorous . They have six youngsters for whom she is in search of main custody.
The Maleficent actress mentioned on Tuesday that she wished to expedite the divorce and return to single standing by the top of 2018.
Pitt’s court docket submitting mentioned it was the actor, not Jolie, who first made the request to hurry up the divorce.
The divorce submitting, citing irreconcilable variations, triggered a bitter custody dispute throughout which Pitt was investigated and cleared of kid abuse.
Final custody preparations have but to be agreed.