Angelina Jolie feels the California court system has failed her by not letting her kids testify in her custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt, sources inform Web page Six.
The decide’s tentative resolution to present Pitt joint custody of the kids got here after practically 5 years of authorized wrangling — and Jolie has vowed to battle on.
Whereas she’s not upset at sharing custody, as we revealed on Wednesday, she had not too long ago submitted alleged proof of home abuse by Pitt to the court that is still underneath seal.
“The custody schedule was all the time decided by the court,” a supply acquainted with the scenario instructed us. “It’s unhappy that Brad’s individuals are gloating a couple of potential win when beating a system that exists to guard households and kids from points that hurt their well-being is not one thing to brag about.
“The center of this dispute has not been about preserving the youngsters aside from their father, it’s been Angelina asking for take care of her household,” the supply added. “Her motivations have by no means been to disclaim the youngsters a relationship with their father.”
We’re instructed Jolie is primarily upset that Decide John Ouderkirk declined to let her and Pitt’s six kids testify in court.
The actress, 45, final 12 months made a authorized bid to have the decide — who officiated her marriage to Pitt in 2014 — thrown off the case.
She’s presently awaiting a call from the appellate court, which may imply Decide Ouderkirk’s resolution may very well be voided.
The supply insisted that Jolie by no means needs different households to undergo what she did, including: “This technique is at fault, and Angelina is concentrated on combating a system that does not have in mind the total set of points that have an effect on her household and different households on this scenario. She’s working laborious to make sure that different households don’t undergo her expertise.”
Nonetheless, different sources identified that Decide Ouderkirk made his resolution final week following hours of testimony from baby providers staffers, therapists and different professionals, all of whom had spoken to the Jolie-Pitt kids.
An insider acquainted with the divorce instructed Web page Six that Pitt’s final purpose was all the time “simply to spend extra time together with his kids, to verify they’re wholesome, blissful and cared for,” including that the actor, 57, is being cautious not to have a good time because it’s nonetheless a tentative ruling.
“The method isn’t over, and each step of the way in which Angie has resorted to excessive techniques to misrepresent her story [to the media] and to destroy anybody who goes in opposition to her — therapists, specialists and even the decide,” the insider claimed. “And on the finish of the day, Angie was discovered not to be credible by all of those individuals.
“She thought there could be expenses introduced in opposition to Brad after the airplane incident, she dropped her lawyer Laura Wasser and claimed that Brad owed her hundreds of thousands in help, which was unfaithful.”
Jolie has steadily taken her kids on the pink carpet and out within the full glare of the cameras.
They had been seen all posing with her — sans Maddox, who was learning at Yonsei College in Seoul, South Korea — in the course of the premiere and press tour for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” in 2019.
She then included them in a shiny cowl story and photograph shoot for British Vogue in February, entitled “At House With Angelina Jolie,” which captured her and the kids on the property previously owned by Hollywood legend Cecil B. DeMille’s home in Los Feliz, Calif. Jolie purchased the property for $24.5 million in 2017.
The supply alleged that the “Tomb Raider” star had used the kids as “instruments by the [court] course of,” including, “Brad has by no means referenced his kids — aside from thanking them in his Oscar speech.”
Reps for each Jolie and Pitt declined to remark.