Angelina Jolie leveled damaging new accusations about ex-husband Brad Pitt’s actions during a physical altercation on the infamous 2016 flight that led her to immediately file for divorce.
In a countersuit she filed against the “Bullet Train” star, Jolie claimed that during the marriage breaking private flight from France to Los Angeles, “Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face.”
Their brood of six, then aged between 8 and 15, either cried, pleaded with him to stop, or bravely tried to protect each other during the incident. Jolie said all the children were “frightened” by Pitt, who argued with one of them prior to reaching the airport.
The allegations were listed in a section of the lawsuit titled “Why Jolie separated from Pitt,” which detailed that the “Fight Club” star verbally attacked Jolie when she asked him “what was wrong,” and turned violent when he dragged her into the bathroom.
Pitt “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her, and then grabbed her shoulders and shook her again before pushing her into the bathroom wall,” according to the complaint.
The assertions come after the”Maleficent” star made an anonymous FOIA request for the 2016 FBI report about the occurrence, and differed from what she initially told investigators.
Jolie then alleged that Pitt had a few drinks and made her feel “like a hostage,” as he “mimicked the behavior of a monster” and screamed at his “shell-shocked” family mid-air.
After their encounter in the bathroom, one of the kids called him a “prick,” and Jolie tried to put Pitt into a choke hold when it looked “like he was going to attack” the child for the insult. To get her off of his back, Pitt “threw himself backwards into the airplane’s seats,” which injured the actress’s back and elbow.”
The FBI and Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services closed their investigation into the Sept. 16 incident later that fall. Both resulted in no findings of abuse, or criminal charges filed.
Pitt’s representative told CNN that the Oscar winning actress’s story “continues to evolve each time she tells it with new, unsubstantiated claims. Brad has accepted responsibility for what he did but will not for things he didn’t do. These new allegations are completely untrue.”
In Pitt’s February lawsuit, he claims that Jolie violated their agreement to refrain from offloading their shares of their Chateau Miraval winery in France without the consent of the other party, when she sold her half in 2021.
Jolie claimed that neither she nor her six children have been able to return to the property since the plane incident, because of the “pain Pitt inflicted on the family that day.”
She said that tried to sell her stake to the “Moneyball” star multiple times, as their lengthy custody battle for their minor children turned ugly, and and he gained “substantial leverage” over her by taking control of the winery and its profits.
Jolie said she and Pitt had reached a $54.5 million agreement, but he tried to bully her into non-disparagement clause “that would prohibit Jolie from discussing outside of court any of Pitt’s personal conduct toward her or the family.”
She claimed the clause was “an abusive and controlling deal-breaker,” which provoked her to sell to a subsidiary of Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler’s Stoli Group.
Jolie has requested the court rule that she and Pitt had no consent agreement in place, so she will “have financial independence from her ex-husband, and to finally have some form of peace and closure to this deeply painful and traumatic chapter of her and their children’s lives.”