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Angelina Jolie Hits Back at Brad Pitt in Child Support Battle: 'A Blatant Attempt to Distract'

Angelina Jolie Hits Back at Brad Pitt in Child Support Battle: 'A Blatant Attempt to Distract'

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are continuing to battle it out.

After Brad‘s team filed papers claiming that he’s already paid Angelina millions in child support and loans, Angelina‘s team issued a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday (August 8).

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,” Samantha Bley DeJean of the Law Offices of Bley and Bley said in the statement.

“Following the incident of September 2016, Angelina and the children needed to move from the family home, which Brad chose to keep, including all of its contents. Brad was asked to assist in the expense of a new home for Angelina and the children, but instead he loaned Angelina money, for which he is charging her interest on a payment plan. Angelina will of course honor that loan. A loan is not; however, child support and to represent it as such is misleading and inaccurate.”

Angelina is asking Brad to pay 50 percent 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.”

Click here to see Brad‘s earlier claim.

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  • Beedyq

    THIS needs to stop now….not helping matters at all..

    Poor poor kids to be caught in the middle.

    SMDH

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    It is only he not to lie, the documents refer to the finalization of the lawsuit, his lawyer said that her moviment was unnecessary, but his statement did not contribute at all to the situation, if he found it unnecessary, because he did not remain silent?

    Why does Brad always have to be the superior?

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Trying to post this again.

    Have to say, I really like how Angelina’s lawyer is speaking up on her behalf. If I were Brad, I would put a muzzle on Lance. Brad is beginning to look worse than a Scrooge when it comes to how he is treating his own family. Making them pay interest on a loan he made to them because they were forced to flee the home they grew up in and loved and all because of his alcoholic, abusive behavior. Maybe Brad did not know about the interest payments…but now he does.

    This is not a good picture Brad. Please, for your family’s sake, put an end to this now. Shut Lance’s mouth.

    Jolie’s attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, said in a statement to NBC News on Wednesday that Jolie’s filing Tuesday 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,” DeJean continued.

    Furthermore, she said, Pitt was asked to help pay the expenses for a new home for Jolie and the children “but instead he loaned Angelina money, for which he is charging her interest on a payment plan.

    “Angelina will of course honor that loan,” DeJean said. “A loan is not; however, child support and to represent it as such is misleading and inaccurate.

    The attorney said Jolie is asking Pitt to pay 50% of their children’s expenses.

    “He has not,” she said. “Angelina has had to shoulder the majority of those without his contribution for the past two years.”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/brad-pitt-fires-back-angelina-jolie-new-court-filing-n898766

  • LetMeTranslate

    A loan is not; however, child support and to represent it as such is misleading and inaccurate.

  • plez

    Both were unnecessary since they were going to see the judge in two weeks.

  • Jtberry

    She just wants to keep a hold on him for some reason–doesn’t want him to have a life of his own! What a skank she is!!

  • Beck

    Hopefully a formal child support agreement can be reached soon, this could have all been worked out at the hearing and is so unneccessary. A loan is not child support, that’s correct.

  • Tickleme-pink

    She started it.

  • Tickleme-pink

    tell her attorney to SHUT UP TOO>

  • Tickleme-pink

    Sharing custody of your kids is also what parents do. She hasn’t done that. And again she brings up Sept 2016. She never asked for Child Support.

  • LetMeTranslate

    I feel sorry for Spiegel. He had to really really reach for Brad.

  • bap

    Is that what his fans were saying loan was considered child support?

  • KumberLt

    Brads given her millions. She’s making an ass fool of herself. Stay off the drugs jolie, they make you sound pathetic

  • bap

    He messed up.

  • LetMeTranslate

    Desperate Brad-defenders. The very sad thing is, he doesn’t even want the children. His actions prove to me he can’t possibly handle being a single father!

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    She could not share custody when the divorce was filed, Pitt was out of control with regard to alcohol consumption.

  • LetMeTranslate

    Spiegel’s probably was being passive aggressive to Brad too. Calling out the “loan” as well as what the 1.3 was for. Subconsciously, Spiegel is throwing Brad under the bus.

  • plez

    Her lawyer says one thing. His says another. This is what judges are for. Mature adults who aren’t angry with each other do it in a court not with statements to the media.
    Both do not look good because most people are not going to get into the details of this only that Angelina’s lawyers are going after Brad and Brad’s lawyers are going after Angelina. Neither care about the kids. Just themselves.

  • LetMeTranslate

    They don’t get it. It’s not up to Angie! Angie can’t just say, let’s share custody. Good grief!

  • Beedyq

    Thank you.

    All of this could have been acted on 8/21.

  • Felly Smoak

    she is shameful.

  • Felly Smoak

    I think most people see through her crap and knows that she is selfish. I am sure those children want for nothing!

  • bap

    JJ article reads issued statement to US Weekly that not true it was NBC.

  • LetMeTranslate

    Let’s see how poor Spiegel will pull the rabbit out of his … for Brad 😂😂😂

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Spiegel comes acros as a very incompetent lawyer. All he seems capable of doing is attacking his opponent’s client. He uses the English language in an abusive manner, and it is clear he has not gotten all the facts before he shoots off his mouth. He represents CAA and CAA does not want this couple to reconcile. Spiegel has been a thorn in Brad’s side from the very beginning….I think Brad is in a stupor and does not realize what Spiegel has done to him and continues to do to him. I pray Brad will wake up very soon and really “Fight” (remember what you said LMT? :) hard to get his family back. He is on the wrong side of the fence. Neither he, nor Angelina deserve to be in this mess. But thanks to Lance….after two years, nothing productive has been accomplished on Brad’s part. My prayers are unceasing for Brad and Angelina I live in hope every day.

  • bap

    I can not wait. Have to protect his image.

  • LetMeTranslate

    Poor Spiegel has very little to work with too, Love. Brad not paying his share and the kids want nothing to do with him. There’s only so much a lawyer can do for Brad.

  • bap

    Sorry my prayers are for Angelina.

  • Lady Cate

    I think custody will take years. I totally believe that. She is unreasonable, and will punish you forever for not wanting

  • Passing Through

    Mature adults who have agreed to seal – wouldn’t have made this public. The end.

    And really – Angie looks worse because she put it out in public when she didn’t have to.

    I think the kids need to petition for new parents. Or maybe now that Maddox is 17 he can file for emancipation and then kidnap the rest of the kids and they can go live in the wilds of Cambodia until the twins are 18…

  • bap

    Did she not claim to be an Angelina fan? His fans are desperate to fault Angelina for it all.

  • AeeJay

    Why the hell do you need a loan? Have you paid the loan yet? No she hasn’t & yet she still wants more money.. hell why have so many children if you can’t financially support them yourself & why do you need to constantly berate the father of your children claiming he’s unfit. I think 1.5 million besides the 8 for the home is more than enough.

  • Sim

    Why does he have to loan her money, what happened to her millions, supposedly she is worth 160 million.

    Why doesn’t she move into one of their other homes they have more than one in California. Who buys a house if they don’t have the funds, she should have leased until their finances are resolved, especially since they barely live there, travels so much with the kids.

    He lent her 8 million for the home and 1.3 million cover bills.. What exactly are these kids doing that 1.3 million isn’t covering half their costs for the time since they’ve been separated.

    Funny how he and Anderson had a amicable divorce, they didn’t even use a Judge, they used an arbitrator even with the cheating scandal but with Jolie she has had police involved, child serves and still going on 2 years and all this bitterness, just like her other 2 marriages, she cut them off and expected them to disappear.

  • Snoopy

    If I was Angelina, leaving a marriage, I would not want my ex to own any portion of my new home. I see her borrrowing the money if she needed it as a sensible thing. I think it was very kind of him considering she took his children away and has barely seen them for the last couple of years and she has turned them against him. This is a pain he has had to live with that I don’t even want to imagine.

  • LetMeTranslate

    Yes indeed she did

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    The reality that his fans never wanted to admit, is that Pitt is an alcoholic, and he will always be one, but now he is sober, only that people who have a vice can have relapse, if Jolie simply agreed to share custody and something serious it would happen, people would blame her for allowing the children to be cared for by an irresponsible person, she did it right, demanded that he treat himself in order to be able to be well, to take care of the children.

    If in the past he had been an amazing father, in the moment she asked for a divorce, Pitt was not in his usual path, he had deviated from what he used to be, and needed to take over the reins of his life again.

  • bap

    when will most of them admit the truth they are his fans only.

  • Taylors

    Shame on you Angelina!

  • LetMeTranslate

    I don’t even think he wants to be a single dad knowing all we know now. His actions has been so tacky!

  • Sam

    Jolie has a right to defend herself and her children from malicious lies. Cold blooded to the core to have your children not live in the house they have been use to while Child Protective Services investigate due to Pitt’s actions then charging a loan with interest when asked to help. Seriously.
    Pitt is all Pr managed by a big agent. Soulless.

  • Beedyq

    Or have the grands step into this mudbath on a temporary basis…

  • Love the JoliePitts

    I feel no pity for Spiegel, he is getting paid big bucks to represent and take very good care of his cient thru all of this, but all Spiegel has done, from the very beginning of this trial, 2016 is to leak to all the Tabloids and attack Angelina. He gave Brad the worst advice tellling him to go back to court to demand more time with his kids and the judge would grant it, and ignore the Legal Agreement drawn up by Child Therapist and experts that Brad had agreed to follow and was legally bound by.
    Spiegel is unethical, unprincipled, unapologetic, and obviously unqualified to be anybodys lawyer when it comes to Family Law. Brad needs to look back and see how many times Spiegel has given him such very bad advice and stop listening to him and stop wasting money on him. I am just wondering why is it taking Brad so long to see he is being taken to the cleaners by Spiegel. Is Brad under some kind of spell?

  • LetMeTranslate

    Spiegel can only play dirty considering he’s got nothing to work with. That is his only choice. Very sad and pathetic!

  • bap

    You have use the right word Souless. He has sold his soul to hollywerid.

  • Taylors

    I defended Angelina but now, I’m sure her children is not her priority. Angelina’s priority is to attack Brad! Disgusted.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Interesting you say…”considering he’s got nothing to work with…’
    I had not considered that but you make an excellent point.

  • Vanity

    Money issues are private matters, I cannot believe this woman is airing out their private affairs to the public like this. The constant smear campaign is beyond vile. These attacks are malicious & I don’t see how this woman can have any fans let alone her dignity. I am beyond shocked at the level she’s reached.

    In the end the children will suffer no one else.

  • Snoopy

    This is the Angelina Jolie show, folks.

  • Lady Fucking Valeria

    Moving?

  • Passing Through

    Oh snap! Omarasoa says she taped Drumpf in the Oval Office…and now she’s apparently played the tapes for Peeps and using them to promote her new book

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC7xFJaeOKc