Angelina Jolie's rep releases a statement on her behalf following Brad being cleared of child abuse allegations...
Angelina Jolie has released a surprise statement about ex husband Brad Pitt after his first public appearance since their divorce.
Brad was seen out at the LA premiere of his new film, Allied, last night, looking in high spirits as he laughed and joked with fans wanting to snap a cheeky selfie with the A-list actor.
His appearance came hours after it was announced that Brad had been cleared of child abuse allegations, and now, Angelina has surprised everyone by releasing a statement about Brad and their children.
‘Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal’, a statement given to TMZ reads.
The statement from Ange’s rep went on to say that her and Brad had put a legal agreement in place stating that Angelina would have sole custody of their six children, whilst Brad could have monitored visitation of Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.
‘In accordance with this [custody] agreement, the six children will stay in their mother’s custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father’, it continued.
‘This has been determined by childcare professionals to be in the children’s best interest. We are not in a position to discuss the details.
‘We hope now that it is clear that the events which led to the dissolution filing involved minor children and their wellbeing, there will be understanding of the sensitivity of the family situation.
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‘We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time.’
It was previously alleged that Angelina had stated that Brad had ‘intentionally and without justification struck’ teenage son Maddox, although the LA County Department of Children And Family Services has since said they found no evidence for this.