FBI report reveals details of Jolie-Pitt altercation in 2016

The details of Angelina Jolie’s report to the FBI about Brad Pitt’s alleged behavior towards her and their children on a private plane home from Europe on September 14, 2016, have come to light thanks to a lawsuit Jolie has filed against federal law enforcement.

Jolie’s FBI lawsuit was unveiled earlier this year when a judge decided to allow a woman – presumably Jolie – to file a freedom of information/privacy law lawsuit under a pseudonym. The woman also tried to keep the case “completely sealed,” according to a March 2022 federal court document posted online by Politico’s Josh Gerstein, who quietly broke the news in April. The judge did not allow the case to be sealed, and the details now available in that case make it clear that Jolie is the plaintiff.

Interest in the 2016 incident was sparked this week after publication Puck reported earlier this week that Jolie modified the FBI lawsuit to include the fact that an agent investigating the incident presented a statement of probable cause to the chief. of the Criminal Police Department. US law firm in LA

Pitt was never charged in connection with the incident, neither by the US law firm nor by the LA County Department of Child and Family Services, which investigated the incident — and the child abuse allegation — before the FBI got involved.

Still, the allegations Jolie made to the FBI about the behavior of her then-husband Pitt don’t show in a flattering light. Far from.

“Both parties have had this information for almost six years, so making an anonymous FOIA request for information you already have, and which has been used in previous legal proceedings, serves no purpose other than to inflict pain,” noted a source close to Pitt. Thursday.

It’s unclear why Jolie would attempt to file a FOIA lawsuit under a pseudonym if she had the information as early as 2017. The couple have been locked in a custody battle since they filed for divorce in September 2016.

According to the FBI report, the “Maleficent” actor, who was interviewed at her Malibu home in October 2016, told FBI agents that the flight back to the US had gotten off to a bad start after Pitt and their child Maddox had some sort of altercation when the family took separate cars to get from the terminal to the plane.

Once on board, she said, she tried to talk to Pitt, who told her their son “looked like a Columbine kid.”

About 90 minutes into the flight, Jolie said, Pitt asked her to come to the back of the plane to talk to him. He had been drinking, she said. They went to the restroom at the back of the plane, where the kids couldn’t see them, and Pitt reportedly started yelling at her and “grabbing her by the head, shaking her, followed by grabbing her by the shoulders.” and shake her. .”

He allegedly pushed her against the bathroom wall and said things like, ‘You’re screwed with this family'” and “knocked her on the ceiling of the plane about four times,” the report said. After one of their kids asked if “Mommy” was okay, Jolie said, “Pitt yelled, ‘No, Mommy’s not okay. She’s destroying this family. She’s crazy.'”

At that point, one of the children reportedly yelled, “‘It’s not her, it’s you, you…'” (The former couple have six children together, adopted and biological, ranging in age from 14 to 21. Jolie recently accompanied eldest daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 17, to school at Spelman College in Georgia.)

The heavily redacted report then describes a larger altercation that appears to have involved more than one child. After Jolie grabbed a child to prevent him from attacking Pitt, she injured her back and said her elbow was injured. Pitt reportedly went for a drink and continued to drink while Jolie and some children tried to sleep in one bed. Other children were alone in separate beds.

Pitt reportedly continued to rant and at one point spilled wine all over a seat on the plane, causing $25,000 in damage, according to Jolie. She said he later poured beer on Jolie and on the blanket that covered her and the kids.

Pitt “would start a new diatribe every 30 minutes and pace around the plane yelling at everyone,” Jolie said. She said the roar “felt constant.” Upon arrival in the US, Jolie suggested that she and the kids take a hotel room and get some sleep and go to California the next day, but Pitt told them no one got off the plane, according to the report.

He is said to have yelled at them, ‘F… you. I’m going to leave you” and got off the plane, apparently to smoke a cigarette. Jolie told officers she and the children were “shocked.”

After Pitt returned and the family started the second leg of the flight, the clamor started again, Jolie said. This time he would berate her for breaking up the family. “[T]he didn’t feel like a drunken diatribe, but it felt angry, pointed and specific,” the report said.

Jolie told the officers that as they were about to land, she told the kids to pack their things and told Pitt they were going to a hotel to sleep. Pitt reportedly yelled that she wasn’t taking his children and jumped out of the bed he was in and pushed her.

“They started fighting and the altercation continued all the way to the back door of the plane,” the report says. Pitt allegedly pushed Jolie down and told the kids not to get off the plane. Jolie estimated they were there for another 20 minutes.

After getting off the plane but not yet in the car, Pitt grabbed Jolie’s arm “and turned her toward him. Then he grabbed her by the head and shoulders and shook her,” the report said. A child intervened: “Don’t hurt her.”

Jolie described her injuries to officers as a burn to her right hand, a bruise to her right elbow and an injury to her back.

A Pitt representative did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment.

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on September 20, 2016. Three days later, The Times reported that the Los Angeles County DCFS was investigating an alleged in-flight physical altercation between Pitt and son Maddox Jolie-Pitt, who was then 15 years old. was reported.

A Pitt source would later tell Page Six: “Brad may have been drinking and admits he yelled at his son, but he insists he didn’t hit him or try to harm him. It was an out of control walking confrontation.”

The FBI was not involved at the time but was expected to join the investigation because the incident took place on an airplane. The agency decided in November 2016 to close the investigation without filing any charges against Pitt.

Pitt sobered up shortly after the plane incident, telling GQ in May 2017 that “I could honestly drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a pro. I was fine.” He added that he was now drinking “cranberry juice and carbonated water” and had also started therapy.

While Pitt and Jolie were declared legally unmarried in April 2019, their divorce battle continued, with Pitt recently suing his ex-wife for allegedly selling her half of their winery without his consent, a condition they previously agreed to.

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