Lawyer: Brad Pitt isn’t ‘going to own anything he didn’t do’

A lawyer for Brad Pitt has responded to abuse allegations detailed in a legal document filed by ex-wife Angelina Jolie this week, saying Pitt will not acquiesce to false allegations.

“Brad has heard everything that he is responsible for from day one – unlike the other side – but he will not own anything that he has not done,” attorney Anne Kiley said in a statement to The Times on Thursday.

While Jolie’s allegations made big headlines this week, they’re not exactly new. Those in this week’s filing almost mirror those in an FBI document released in August, with one notable addition: In Tuesday’s filing, Jolie alleged Pitt choked one of his children during the divorce-precipitating incident on a private flight in 2016 from France to the US There are also allegations that a drunk Pitt punched another child in the face.

The FBI and Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services both investigated Jolie’s allegations shortly after that flight, around the time the “Girl, Interrupted” actor was filing for divorce. Pitt was never charged in connection with the incident, either by US Attorneys or on the advice of DCFS.

A Los Angeles law enforcement source told The Times in 2016 that no beatings or beatings had been alleged. Pitt told GQ in 2017 that he quit drinking after “drinking too much” while married to Jolie.

Since then, Kiley said in Thursday’s statement, Pitt has “been subjected to all manner of personal attacks and misrepresentations. … Brad will continue to respond in court as he always has.”

Jolie and Pitt representatives declined to comment further Friday.

Jolie included the detailed allegations of abuse in a counterclaim to a breach of contract lawsuit Pitt filed against her in February, seeking to reverse the sale of her half of Chateau Miraval and its winery to Tenute del Mondo, a subsidiary of Stoli Group. Pitt said in the lawsuit the couple agreed that neither would sell their stake without the other’s consent.

Jolie’s counterclaim states that no such agreement, written, oral, or implied, ever existed.

The filing states that the purchase of Chateau Miraval in 2008 was “meticulously documented by attorneys from at least three countries” due to the complicated ownership structure prior to Pitt and Jolie’s takeover. Pitt’s CEO is then quoted as saying, “I raised the issue of a purchase/sale agreement between A and B early in the process, but Brad said it wasn’t necessary for two sane people to have such an agreement.”

The Maleficent actor said in the filing that negotiations between her and Pitt to sell her interest in the property fell through after he required her to sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of the deal.

That NDA allegedly would have prevented them from discussing details of what happened on the 2016 flight.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-10-07/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-abuse-allegations-winery-lawsuit Lawyer: Brad Pitt isn’t ‘going to own anything he didn’t do’

Sarah Ridley

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