The whole ‘child support’ row between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie just got even uglier

If you thought that Brangelina‘s ‘uncoupling’ had been a civil enough affair, court documents released in recent days state otherwise.

The famous pair split and filed for divorce in 2016, and on Tuesday her lawyer claimed that he had paid ‘no meaningful child support’ for their children since then and intended to file for a ‘retroactive child support order.’

Now, Pitt has hit back, saying that not only had he paid more than $1.3 million in costs, but had also loaned Jolie $8 million to buy a house.

His lawyers also said that Jolie’s claims were a “thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage.”

In turn, Jolie‘s lawyer Samantha Bley DeJean responded by saying that her filing “was both legally appropriate and factually accurate in all respects” and that “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.”

Of the house loan, she said that Pitt had been asked to help towards paying for the house “but instead he loaned Angelina money, for which he is charging her interest on a payment plan.” While Jolie would “honour that loan”,  she added that “a loan is not, however, child support and to represent it as such is misleading and inaccurate.”

The pair share six children – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.




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