Brad Pitt's Lawyers Fire Back at Angelina Jolie's Child Support Claims

Lawrence Kim
August 10, 2018

Brad Pitt's lawyers aren't mincing words. they say Angelina Jolie is a master manipulator and a liar by essentially claiming he's a deadbeat dad, because they say he's forked over more than $9 MILLION over the last 2 years.

On Tuesday, Jolie's lawyer said Pitt had paid "no meaningful child support" since she filed for divorce in 2016.

In his response, filed on Wednesday, Spiegel dismisses Jolie's motion as "unnecessary", branding it "a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage", reports TMZ.com.

As previously reported, Jolie filed court documents asking a judge to both finalize their divorce and force Pitt to pay child support for their six children as well as retroactively pay for what he's allegedly miss per their informal agreement.

He submitted paperwork detailing the funds Pitt has handed over to date, revealing he "loaned" his estranged wife $8 million to buy the house she and their kids are now living in, and has paid in excess of $1.3 million "in bills for the benefit of (Jolie) and the minor children". It's not clear what child-support arrangements the couple has in place during the divorce process.

"As of present, [Pitt] has paid no meaningful child support since separation", Jolie's attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, wrote in Tuesday's filing. Neither side specified what those issues were.

The insider also claimed that Jolie never requested child support from her ex until the recent court filing.

Brad Pitt has something to say about Angelina Jolie's latest court filing.

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

The order outlined a shared custody schedule for the summer in which the children would split their time between Los Angeles and London, with Jolie maintaining primary physical custody. "Brad was coping with Angie's hard moves when everything was sealed, but now that she is changing attorneys and going public with her filings again, he feels like she has taken off the gloves and is fighting dirty", the source continued.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their six kids in 2011.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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