Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s ongoing court battle continues.
In a new court filing earlier this week, Jolie accused Pitt of not paying any “meaningful” child support since divorce proceedings began in 2016. In response to the filing, a Pitt insider familiar with the situation countered, “Brad always fulfils his commitments.” Now, Pitt’s legal team has fired back in a new court filing of their own.
In response to Jolie’s child support accusations against Pitt, the new court filing states that Pitt “adamantly disputes the contention the he has not paid significant child support.” The court papers claim that Pitt has previously loaned Jolie $8 million to “assist her in purchasing her current residence” and has paid over $1.3 million in bills “for the benefit” of Jolie and their minor children.
A representative for Jolie said in a response statement, “Angelina’s filing of yesterday was both legally appropriate and factually accurate in all respects. What has been filed by Brad’s side today is a blatant attempt to obfuscate the truth and distract from the fact that he has not fully met his legal obligations to support the children.” It continues, “Angelina is asking Brad to pay 50 per cent of the children’s expenses. He has not. Angelina has had to shoulder the majority of those without his contribution for the past two years. Child support is not optional in California. Typically a father of means would pay these expenses voluntarily without the need for a request or court order. We are hopeful that this can be resolved without further delay or posturing.”