Nothing has been simple in Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce, and the latest news about the breakup of their marriage is difficult to comprehend when you remember the couple's many strong and happy years together. According to People, Pitt is seeking to keep all documents about the couple's custody battle private, and in court documents People obtained, some claims about Jolie's intentions are made by Pitt's side. Bustle has reached out to reps for Jolie and Pitt about the latest report, but has yet to receive a response.
On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Pitt allegedly filed a memorandum to seal the documents regarding the former couple's custody case. The custody battle over the couple's six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and Knox and Vivienne, 8 — reached a temporary agreement in November, in which Jolie has custody of the children and Pitt has "therapeutic visits" with the kids, according to what Jolie's rep told Variety. However, Pitt and Jolie (and their lawyers) have reportedly continued to work out a more permanent arrangement — and it seems to be turning ugly.
According to the documents People obtained, Pitt's side allegedly states that Jolie "appears to be determined to ignore even agreed upon standards relating to the children’s best interest," and claims that she "exposed the children by making public the names of their therapists and other mental health professionals" and that Jolie has "no self-regulating mechanism" to prevent sensitive information from being released to the public, according to People.
Previously, a situation surrounding Pitt had been under review by the FBI after child abuse allegations were brought upon the actor after an incident allegedly occurred with one of his children on a plane. The FBI closed the case in November and decided not to investigate further, the organization confirmed with Bustle. No charges were filed.
Jolie filed for divorce from the actor in September.