A long-term legal battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ended in favor of the actor: he received the right of joint custody of minor children: 16-year-old Pax, 15-year-old Zahara, 14-year-old Shiloh, and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. As it turned out, Jolie is not satisfied with the outcome of the case. The actress believes that if the children were allowed to speak at the court hearing, the judge gave her the right of sole custody.
"Jolie is sure that the court did not take into account all the nuances of the case,вЂќ the insider said. вЂњIt's sad that Pitt's lawyers are gloating over their victory. It's not about who wins. The fact that they managed to circumvent the system that protects children from intra-family problems is not something to brag about.вЂќ
The point of this case was not to protect the children from Pitt. "Jolie just wanted to take care of the family,вЂќ the insider added. вЂњShe never stopped Pitt from interacting with the children.вЂќ
It is possible that the decision may be reviewed. The fact is that Jolie has been seeking the removal of Judge John Oderkirk, who ruled on custody, for several months. The actress questioned his impartiality; if she can prove it, the judge's decision can be annulled. Ironically, it was Oderkirk who arranged the marriage of Jolie and Pitt in 2014.
According to previous agreements, the couple's children lived with Jolie in Los Angeles and met with Pete on a pre-approved schedule. The actress reserved the right to periodically check the former spouse for alcohol and drug use-Pitt openly admitted that he suffered from alcohol addiction. According to media reports, after a course of therapy and several years of sobriety, the actor decided to review the previous agreements, which was the reason for the protracted legal proceedings.
The case is also complicated by the fact that in 2016, shortly before the separation of the actors, information leaked to the press that during a flight on a private plane, Pitt, while intoxicated, hit his eldest son, 19-year-old Maddox. The ex-spouses did not comment on these rumors, but recently Jolie said that she decided to separate from her husband for the sake of the well-being of her family. вЂњIt was the right decision,вЂќ the actress said.