Angelina Jolie has accused her ex-husband Brad Pitt of being abusive towards her and their children.
They are currently in court over the sale of a French winery which they purchased together during the course of their 12 year marriage.
In papers relating to the purchase of this property, Jolie shared images of alleged bruises following an argument that turned violent on a plane ride in 2016. The actress claimed this was what led to the their divorce.
The 47-year-old’s attorneys claim that Pitt demanded she sign a ‘nondisclosure agreement that would have contractually prohibited her from speaking outside of court about Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children’.
Page Six shared images that were leaked online of the alleged bruises.
Revealed: Angelina Jolie's bruises 'from private jet fight with Brad Pitt' https://t.co/BQQDQoYTjg
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As reported by The New York Times, legal documents claim that ‘Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face’.
Pitt’s team told People that:
“He is emphatic that it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed.
“He did not hit his child in the face in any way. He did not do that; he is emphatic about that. He put his hands on him, yes, because the confrontation was spiralling out of control.”
Neither Pitt nor Jolie have commented since.