Actor Angelina Jolie has been identified as the plaintiff in an anonymous 2016 lawsuit where she had alleged being assaulted on a private plane by her then-husband, Brad Pitt. The couple filed for divorce in 2016 and had six children together. Also Read: Angelina Jolie shakes a leg at daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt’s college send-off party. Watch
According to a report several years ago Angelina told an FBI agent that Brad Pitt ‘physically and verbally assaulted’ her and their children when they were aboard the plane. An FBI agent’s notes reveal that at the time, Brad allegedly took Angelina to the back of the plane, grabbed her shoulders and shouted things like, “You’re f***** up this family.”
Angelina had alleged that another physical altercation occurred on that same flight. It caused her to sustain injuries, including on her elbow. Angelina also said that Brad had poured beer on her as he had been drinking at the time. However, Brad’s team has denied all, as per reports.
After a special agent met with the assistant US attorney and concluded that they would not pursue criminal charges, Angelina, in order to obtain documents related to the federal investigation against Brad, anonymously filed a Freedom of Information Act suit against the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), reported Variety.
Previously, Brad was reportedly under investigation in 2016 for child abuse by both the FBI and the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services after an incident occurred on his family’s private plane. Allegedly, he got physical with his son, Maddox, after the then 15-year-old intervened in a fight between Brad and Angelina.
At the time, Brad’s team issued a statement to People magazine, denying that he hurt his son. The statement read, “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 spiraling out of control.” As per Variety, following this incident the Hollywood couple split and Brad publicly gave up drinking. No charges have been filed against him.