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Angelina Jolie Hires the Real Life Olivia Pope for Divorce Team

Angelina Jolie Hires the Real Life Olivia Pope for Divorce Team

Angelina Jolie has added a powerful woman to her divorce team, Judy Smith!

The character Olivia Pope on the hit ABC series Scandal, played by Kerry Washington, was inspired by the legendary crisis manager. She is also a producer on the show.

Judy has been asked to consult with those working with Angelina on divorce negotiations,” a source told People. “Judy and her firm have a long history of handling issues that have unfortunately garnered too much attention in the public eye, and she knows how to push towards resolutions that are swift and discreet.”

Smith has helped such high-profile celebs as Michael Vick, Monica Lewinsky, and Paula Deen throughout their public scandals.

Angelina is working with celeb divorce attorney Laura Wasser for her divorce from Brad Pitt.

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  • VanityInsecurity

    If all she want is full physical custody ..why hire this woman? Hiring a fixer to consult doesn’t look good to me.

  • Felinelilly

    Way to repeat every piece of tabloid trash, Jared.

  • HG

    I think it has more to deal with her public image than the actual legal battle. Right now, a lot of people hate AJ for the drama she’s causing, so she might’ve hired her to spin the narrative in the media. But I do agree with you; hiring a crisis manager like this just makes things seem shadier…

  • Angie1Fan

    We don’t know what happened in that plane. For the look of things, it was probably worst then we think.

  • Gala

    She wont money , money…

  • Gala

    Tabloid trahs , that AJ are used.

  • Gala

    Where are much love is gone ?

  • Gala

    tHIS TWO ARE ALL LIES

  • sera

    A lot of people don’t hate her for protecting her son. Plus tabloids usual have given Brad a pass.

  • Liverwurst

    Obviously this tells the truth about this women that others have been saying for over a decade. Angie is self-serving in every way. Only interested in what things “look” like, not maintaining a positive relationship with Brad for herself or their children. Look what a fatherless childhood did to Angie!!! Live in boyfriend at 14, drugs, depression and self loathing. Wake up and stop repeating history.

  • Liverwurst

    She is only protecting herself as always. They decided to divorce months before.

  • Liverwurst

    Not at all. This is a power play by a control freak who is throwing her sworn “love of her life and children” under the bus.

  • Liverwurst

    Unlike his positive, caring relationship with Jen after their divorce, Brad will hate her forever.

  • Phil the Donahue

    Does everyone hate her cause she’s pretty? Yep. Brads an ass who got with Russian hookers, probably wants to hide that from kids u creepy women hating scum

  • Phyllis Weiss

    Spin and bullshit..Concentrate on the election Nov 8th..This is meant to distract and dumb down America..

  • suzybel

    Good luck with the next husband Angelina!

  • parisjok

    a huge amount f money is being spent on this divorce. a huge amount

  • sera

    Angelina is an amazing woman. Brad is the one who acted like a jerk and i suspect not for the first time.

  • MollyBD

    Monica Lewinsky was crucified by the public for years. How did this woman help her?

  • Silk
  • shoes4life

    With this move it seems Angelinga has absolutely no interest what so ever in reconciling her marriage. She’s unfortunately done. I hate this, I really do.

  • sera

    They were together 10 years without being married. Some people are not meant to be married.

  • Gina

    “It’s handled” – Olivia Pope

  • Gina

    I think people hate her for sleeping with a married man.

  • Gina

    I think people hate her for sleeping with a married man.

  • Gina

    I think people hate her for sleeping with a married man.

  • Gina

    I think people hate her for sleeping with a married man.

  • Gina

    I think people hate her for sleeping with a married man.

  • Gina

    I think people hate her for sleeping with a married man.

  • Khazija

    She didn’t sleep with Brad until after he was separated but the media and world will never accept this, to maintain their ongoing narrative that has had the public addicted for years. It was her sketchy past and behavior that caused people not to give them the benefit of the doubt because Brad’s rep had been relatively clean.

  • Khazija

    It is ridiculous that you are condemning Brad over planted stories from her side. The Russian hookers story is not true. Jolie has an extensive track record and questionable behavior has been displayed throughout this ordeal.

  • Khazija

    There won’t be a next husband.

  • Gina

    I guess we’ll never truly know the truth, but even Brad sleeping with Angie while separated might leave a bad taste in people’s mouths.

  • Khazija

    Jennifer was with Vince Vaughn while she was separated ( way before the divorce was finalized) but the media was already operating on double standards. Brad told the truth but the press continued to deceive with misquotes and the relentless circulation of that accusation to prolong a fake triangle/scandal. He clarified the misquotes and denied it again, but most of the public did not care with the media trying to bury or spin that.

    The media also slid the whole Matt LeBlanc thing during her marriage to Brad, the Chris Gartin, and Justin/Heidi scandal under the door. Some people are just better at controlling the media and covering up their scandals. Ask JD.

    Anyway, it played out badly for Brad. I think we all wish, that Jolie’s past behavior was not dismissed by anyone because there were red flags there all along.

  • Gina

    Interesting.

  • Do Tell

    We don’t know if Pitt was a jerk. It may simply be that whatever they have had together is no longer working for him. He may desire other things as he’s growing older. He should not be crucified for that.

    Would we want a partner to remain with us if he/she is miserable? I wouldn’t.

    If Pitt is a good man overall, Jolie needs to try to forgive him. It’s worth it to work on solutions that will be in the best interest of the children. Fatherhood is very important to children.

  • Do Tell

    I’ve always thought that since their love was supposed to be so ideal and true, why did it take 10 yrs to walk down the aisle?

    I think dating someone for 10 yrs is different because in dating, you are not living together. In fact many people find living together difficult and prefer to live separately. But once you are together, joining everything, having babies and building a big family, why are you dragging your heels to the altar?

    I’m just saying… it often points to “hesitancy” and issues in the relationship.

  • Khazija

    It is sad how the media is spinning this around but Jolie got what she wanted for now. No, I think is Brad who is going to struggle with issues of forgiveness for what was done to him. Brad is far from a jerk. He is trying to prove his innocence to DCFS because he is dealing with a number of exaggerations and false accusations. Brad thinks he can negotiate with somebody who has zero respect for him and won’t stop until they get their way.

    These same people trashing Brad with extreme spin thought he was amazing last month.

  • Do Tell

    Today, I heard on TV that reports say there are no third parties involved. But if they were going their separate ways for most of the year, do you believe Brad Pitt was celibate during that time?

    I’m still thinking about the Page Six story and them so brazenly stating that Jolie hired an investigator to follow him. I wonder if she caught Pitt with someone else (of course, not his latest co-star) and maybe that’s why Jolie went straight to the divorce. We can’t know.

  • Do Tell

    Today, I heard on TV that reports say there are no third parties involved. But if they were going their separate ways for most of the year, do you believe Brad Pitt was celibate during that time?

    I’m still thinking about the Page Six story and them so brazenly stating that Jolie hired an investigator to follow him. I wonder if she caught Pitt with someone else (of course, not his latest co-star) and maybe that’s why Jolie went straight to the divorce. We can’t know.

  • Pimpcessa

    What this woman is doing to her kids and Brad is absolutely criminal.

  • Pimpcessa

    It’s obvious they would have been over 10 years ago if not for the kids. And her wedding dress shows exactly why she even bothered getting married to a man she no longer loved. Pathetic. I thought she’s supposed to be so forward thinking, when in reality she took the 1950′s route. Get married for the kids and divorce the man and ruin him as much as possible in the divorce.

  • Pimpcessa

    They were only together for the kids.

  • Pimpcessa

    BS

  • Khazija

    That is the truth but I know you won’t ever believe it.

  • Do Tell

    Yea, I don’t know why people have to take sides if they loved both of them.

  • Khazija

    I never loved both of them though. I always had my reasons.

  • Michelle Eve

    After stealing a woman’s husband she decided she was no longer in love? Really? I say she is a Homewrecker and a Fake! Brad should have got out a long time ago!

  • Michelle Eve

    That is not true! She seduced a married man! and got pregnant for him a few months after! She is a homewrecker!

  • Michelle Eve

    You are full of crap! Nothing you have typed is factual except that their names are Brad and Angie!

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