What's the latest in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce...?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce was probably one of the most shocking celebrity blows of 2016 (and, let’s face it, there were too many to count).
There were a number of surprising updates that followed in the wake of their split, including an alleged investigation by the Dept. of Children and Family Services into allegations of ‘abuse’.
Now we’re hearing reports that Angelina has agreed to Brad’s request to seal their divorce documents.
But the 41-year-old has also reportedly spoken out against her former husband at the same time.
According to PEOPLE, Pitt asked an LA Superior Court judge to seal all records relating to their six children. The report states that the 53-year-old accused his former wife of compromising their kids’ privacy by releasing details to the media through public court filings.
Angelina strongly disputes his claims, instead alleging in court documents that the actor only made the accusations out of fear, because he is ‘terrified that the public will learn the truth.’
According to the publication, the documents state: ‘There is little doubt that [Brad] would prefer to keep the entire case private, particularly given the detailed investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dept. of Children and Family Services into allegation of abuse.’
However, a source said to be close to the situation has underlined the fact that Brad was cleared in every case.
The source is reported to have told PEOPLE, ‘It’s nice to see that she has finally come around to supporting the sealing of documents weeks after he requested this action.
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‘Considering that both the FBI and child services thoroughly investigated this matter and cleared the father, this line of attack doesn’t make much sense.’
However, a second source has reportedly fired back, telling the publication that his behaviour might still have had a lasting impact on the children, despite the fact he was cleared in all investigations.
‘They keep pointing to him being cleared. While his behavior didn’t amount to anything criminal, that doesn’t mean he didn’t do anything wrong,’ the source says.
‘The kids are traumatized. The mom has been protecting the kids by not revealing what really happened on that plane. Her interest since the outset hasn’t changed: to protect the health and safety of the kids.’
The first source has highlighted the fact that the original request to seal the documents was always made with the intention to help protect their six children.