Angelina Jolie claims she feared for the safety of her kids and household during her marriage to Brad Pitt — and was attacked by Harvey Weinstein early in her career.
In a bombshell interview with The Guardian, Jolie obliquely talked about her endless divorce from Pitt whereas pushing about her new guide “Know Your Rights,” stammering “I … I’m still in my own legal situation,” together with allegations of kid abuse leveled at Pitt.
The actress claims she was scared for “my whole family” during the union.
“I’m not the kind of person who makes decisions like the decisions I had to make lightly,” she advised the paper. “It took a lot for me to be in a position where I felt I had to separate from the father of my children.”
Jolie and Pitt share six kids: Maddox, 20, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. Maddox isn’t included within the ongoing custody battle as a result of he’s not a minor.
Jolie filed for divorce in 2016. Pitt was cleared of child abuse allegations made by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services concerning an incident between him and Maddox on a aircraft from the US to Europe.
While the duo at the moment are legally divorced, they are still battling over custody of their kids.
The “Inglourious Basterds” actor was first granted joint custody of the previous couple’s 5 minor kids in May by Judge John W. Ouderkirk, however a California appeals courtroom disqualified Ouderkirk as a result of it was discovered that he didn’t adequately disclose business relationships with Pitt’s attorneys.
Ouderkirk, who declined to disqualify himself from their divorce when Jolie requested him to in a 2020 courtroom submitting, has a gone with the household. He even married Pitt and the “Maleficent” actress in 2014.
Pitt declined to remark to the Guardian.
When requested concerning the final 5 years, Jolie mentioned the divorce had been “traumatic” and added: “I mean, in some ways it’s been the last decade. There’s a lot I can’t say … I think at the end of the day, even if you and a few people you love are the only people who know the truth of your life, what you fight for, or what you sacrifice, or what you’ve suffered, you come to be at peace with that, regardless of everything going on around you.”
Another concern she had with Pitt during their marriage was his willingness to work with rapist Harvey Weinstein whom, she claims, abused her.
“It was beyond a pass, it was something I had to escape,” mentioned Jolie, who starred in Weinatein’s “Playing by Heart” when she was 21. “I stayed away and warned people about him. I remember telling Jonny, my first husband, who was great about it, to spread the word to other guys – don’t let girls go alone with him. I was asked to do ‘The Aviator’, but I said no because he was involved. I never associated or worked with him again. It was hard for me when Brad did.”
Jolie claims Pitt requested Weinstein to work as a producer for the noir thriller, “Killing Them Softly,” which the Weinstein Company later distributed.
“We fought about (Weinstein’s involvement),” Jolie mentioned, noting of her then husband’s obvious eagerness to work with Weinstein, “Of course it hurt.”