Angelina Jolie claims Brad Pitt’s alleged history of abuse in new Miraval court filing

Angelina Jolie alleged ‘history’ of Brad Pitt’s physical abuse prior to the 2016 aircraft flight in a new Miraval court filing.

On April 4, as part of the former couple’s ongoing legal battle over their French winery Château Miraval, the actress’s legal team filed a motion seeking to release communications that they claim would prove Pitt, 60, would not let Jolie, 48, sell her share of the winery to him unless she agreed to a “more onerous” and “expansive” NDA.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s struggle for the French winery they once owned together is heating up and reigniting old feuds, as fresh legal filings suggest Pitt had a “history of physical abuse of Jolie” prior to their deadly aircraft journey in 2016.

Jolie’s attorneys argue in the latest filing that Pitt’s history of physical abuse of Jolie began long before the family’s September 2016 flight from France to Los Angeles, but this flight marked the first time he turned his physical violence on the children as well. Jolie then abruptly left him.

The winery litigation would not have occurred, according to Jolie’s side, if Pitt had acquired her part when she made the offer. However, Jolie’s attorneys assert that Pitt rejected the settlement without the NDA, citing concerns about the potential public disclosure of sealed records from their years-long custody dispute without it.

Jolie’s sealed filing, which included emails, summaries of the family’s expected testimony, and other evidence, caused Pitt to fear that the information would eventually become public,” her lawyers write, adding that Pitt wanted Jolie to “contractually bind herself to that silence” about his alleged “personal misconduct, whether related to Miraval or not.”

In a June 2023 filing, Pitt’s legal team alleges Jolie was the one who recommended an “even broader non-disparagement clause” as part of the arrangement.

Legal processes relating to the Miraval issue are also underway. In 2008, the former couple acquired a rural home and vineyard in southern France.

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