Angelina Jolie accused ex-husband Brad Pitt of a physical altercation that resulted in her injuries. Pitt, she claimed, was drinking at the time and had poured beer on her.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been named as the subjects of a previously unnamed FBI lawsuit in which an unnamed plaintiff claimed to have been assaulted by her “then-husband” in 2016.
Under the alias “Jane Doe,” Jolie, 47, requested under the Freedom of Information Act that FBI documents related to the 2016 plane crash be released to her amid an ongoing custody battle with Pitt, 58, with whom she shares six children.
The heavily redacted documents obtained by PEOPLE provide new information about the alleged Sept. 14, 2016, incident, which occurred just days before Jolie filed for divorce.
The Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services and the FBI had investigated Pitt following an anonymous tip about a drunken argument he had with Jolie while their family was flying back from France on a private jet. Pitt allegedly became “verbally abusive” and “physical” with one of their children on the plane, according to a source at the time. Pitt denied any wrongdoing.
By November of that year, the FBI had concluded its investigation and no charges had been filed against Pitt. DCFS had also completed its investigation into the incident earlier that month, with no findings of abuse.
According to the FBI report, Jolie expressed “tension” with Pitt, claiming that his actions that day made her feel “hostage-like” on the plane. He is accused of grabbing and shaking her, pushing her into a wall, and punching the plane’s ceiling. Jolie admitted to wrapping her arms around Pitt’s neck in a chokehold during the argument, saying it appeared “like he was going to attack” one of their children for calling him a “prick.”
Pitt was “becoming a monster,” she said, because he “ranted” on the plane and “mirroring the behaviour of a monster and screamed at them.” During the flight, Jolie and the kids were “shell-shocked,” she said, adding that she was “frozen, scared, and didn’t know what to do.”
Furthermore, Jolie claimed that red wine stains caused $25,000 in damage to the plane, and that Pitt “poured beer on” her at one point. According to the report, Jolie suffered injuries to her back and elbow, as well as a “rug-burn type wound” on her hand, while Pitt received a “scratch,” which she noted “could have been from her.”
According to a source close to Pitt, there is “nothing new here,” and both he and Jolie have had these documents for years.
“It was investigated, but no charges were filed. It’s common for such things not to be made public. It was shared by both parties “according to the source “This serves no purpose. Making this public is harmful to the children and the entire family.”
According to the source, Pitt “has remained silent on this issue because he knows it is best for his children and everyone else. Despite a never-ending barrage of attacks and attempts to use the courts against him, he has maintained that stance.”
Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and 14-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox are the parents of the exes, who were declared legally single by a judge in 2019.
During an interview with The Guardian last year, Jolie discussed her divorce, saying, “I’m not the type to take decisions like the ones I had to make lightly. It took a lot for me to reach the point where I felt I needed to divorce my children’s father. “Jolie, who stated, “There’s a lot I can’t say,” said she was “broken” by her experiences and wished for her family, “including their father,” to find a way forward.
In response to Jolie’s comments, a source close to Pitt, who has denied allegations of physical abuse, told People, “It’s difficult to see how continuing down this path benefits anybody.”
Pitt and Jolie are also embroiled in a separate legal battle over Jolie’s sale of her stake in Château Miraval, the South of France winery they bought together in 2008 and where they later married in 2014 and spent several family vacations together throughout their relationship.
According to a source, Bullet Train actor Pitt, who is now sober, “still has a pretty good relationship” with his children, who “are older now [and] have their own life and friends,” according to People. “He’s living his best life under the circumstances,” the insider added.