Brad Pitt fires back at Angelina Jolie's child support claims

Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie and their children Pax Knox and Vivienne arrive at Tokyo International Airport

In a court filing obtained by CNN on Wednesday, Pitt's attorney Lance Spiegel states that the actor loaned Jolie $8 million to purchase her current residence and paid $1.3 million in "bills" for the benefit of Jolie and their six children since their split in 2016.

The actress' lawyer Samantha Bley DeJean described the recent response by Pitt's legal team as "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".

Recently, it was reported that a lot of people are anxious about Brad Pitt as he goes through this messy divorce with Angelina Jolie.

The Maleficent star filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016, after two years of marriage and 12 years together, citing irreconcilable differences.

In June, the couple reached a summer custody agreement - just one of the reasons their divorce has yet to come to a draw - that allows Pitt to see just five of their children during per-hour fractions.

Angelina's spokeswoman, Mindy Nyby, has since told E!

"Given that the informal arrangements around the payment of the children's expenses have not been regularly sustained. for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file. for the establishment of a retroactive child support order", the documents stated.

Brad's lawyers say Angelina and her lawyers have engaged in dirty tricks, calling them out for "a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage". "Angelina will of course honour that loan".

It continues, "Angelina is asking Brad to pay 50 percent of the children's expenses".

A bitter custody battle between Jolie, 43, and Pitt, 54, has played out publicly in the time since their announced separation. "He has not. Angelina has had to shoulder the majority of those without his contribution for the past two years", the statement continued.

From here, things get even more complicated.

To Pitt - who chose to star in Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, partly because it was being filmed in LA - this was a betrayal. Sources say that claim is "a joke".



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