Angelina Jolie told the court months ago that three Jolie-Pitt kids wanted to testify

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In May, we learned that Judge John Ouderkirk had made a tentative ruling in Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s years-long custody battle. The specific details of the ruling were not explained in the press, but we do know that Brad was given “more custody” over the minor Jolie-Pitt children. We also know that Angelina was extremely pissed off about how everything went down in the custody trial. Apparently, Judge Ouderkirk refused to allow the Jolie-Pitt kids to testify about how they felt and what they wanted. There were reports that Maddox – who is now old enough to not be covered in custodial proceedings – testified against Brad during the trial, but it doesn’t seem like any of the other kids were allowed to. Well, Jolie is appealing the ruling and there’s some kind of hearing happening in July. The issue of whether the kids will testify is the centerpiece of Jolie’s appeal:

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been locked in a battle over custody of their children since their divorce was finalized in 2019, and a newly uncovered document shows the fight could have been even more complicated. Lawyers for the Maleficent star, 46, filed a document in December 2020 claiming that three of her six children with Pitt, 57, wanted to testify against him during the proceedings. The former couple share Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.

“The children whose custody is at issue are old enough to understand what is going on,” the document obtained by Us Weekly reads. “The trial is necessarily going to impact them emotionally. Three of the children have asked to testify. To make any of the children endure what may be a futile and void proceeding is beyond unjustified. It is cruel.”

The document was filed as part of Jolie’s ongoing attempt to have Judge John Ouderkerk removed from the case because of his alleged connections to Pitt’s legal team. The actress’ lawyers argued that the children shouldn’t have even been put in the position to want to testify because the judge should have been disqualified.

Earlier this year, Jolie filed additional documents alleging that the judge refused to hear evidence she believed was pertinent to the case, including her children’s testimonies. “Judge Ouderkirk denied Ms. Jolie a fair trial, improperly excluding her evidence relevant to the children’s health, safety, and welfare, evidence critical to making her case,” the documents claimed.

According to court records, a hearing is scheduled for July 9. The activist wants to use the appeal to “demonstrate clear, reversible, prejudicial legal error” on the part of Ouderkirk. Jolie’s appeal will be heard by a three-justice panel and attorneys for both parties will be given time to present their arguments.

[From Us Weekly]

Okay, let’s see. Back in December, Angelina told the court that three of the kids were ready to testify in their custody trial. Angelina argued that it would be grossly irresponsible to allow them to do so if the trial was going to be null and void anyway, because of the series of disastrous decisions made by Judge Ouderkirk. Angelina knew she was going to appeal Ouderkirk’s ruling even then, because she was so pissed off about the way he was handling the case. I’m incredibly curious about the shenanigans involving Pitt’s lawyers and the judge, and just how much business they give Ouderkirk and what kind of backroom deals are happening. Sounds like Angelina is curious too.

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  1. Sierra says:

    Keep fighting Angelina and hopefully you will succeed in changing the corrupt family court.

    The way Angelina & her lawyers are pushing this misconduct from the judge and the way Brad has ramped up his media smear campaign, tells me that Angelina has evidence of the judge’s corruption.

    Since the new law will pass soon, Brad and the judge can’t stop the children from testifying.

    Brad can try as much as he wants but the truth will always prevail.

  2. Alissa says:

    honestly, I’m confused. she wants the kids to testify because she feels it’s relevant to the case. she also thinks they shouldn’t have to testify because the judge should be removed. I’m not sure why they wouldn’t have to testify for a different judge if the evidence is so important to the case? or is she trying to say that the only reason the kids wanted to testify was because they think the judge is impartial, in which case is the evidence necessarily that relevant to the case?

    I guess I also question the fact that they’ve had all these approved psychologists and everybody involved overseeing Brads visits, who supposedly testified saying Brad should be given more custody. what exactly is Angelina’s end goal here? she wanted the kids to have all this therapy so that they could work on their relationship with their father and the issues that stemmed from it, and now those same therapists are saying this is the next step and she’s fighting it.

    without knowing any of the actual details of what happened, it’s honestly beyond strange that they’re still working out custody at this point.

    • Sierra says:

      It clearly says that the judge is being selective in the process and not listening to all therapists and the children.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Sierra : it’s likely that the therapists did testify and that the children’s feelings were made very clear to the court through that. I did family law for years and putting minor children on the stand was always a last resort. It traumatizes them to be put in a position of choosing one parent over the other on public record. I had an 11 year old break down in tears on the stand after his father made him testify. He said he just wanted to have both his parents in his life. Their feelings can always be given to the court through third party professionals.

      • Linny says:

        Judges don’t like when one parent tries to turn the kids against another parent. I got divorced in Florida because it was easier and cheaper but the judges are much harsher. I was told if I ever said a bad word about my son’s father to my son, he would award my Ex full custody! That is how strongly judges oppose having children turn on a parent by another and I can say I agree, a child should not ever testify in a divorce against one of the parents unless it was really horrific reason. In Florida and most states parents have to take a course in how not to bad mouth the other parent to the children.

    • LaraK says:

      This is a troll-ish / obtuse comment.

      Sequence of events:

      She wanted the kids to testify
      The judge wouldn’t let them
      He also wouldn’t listed to the therapist
      She is now appealing the case
      And she wants the judge punished for judicial misconduct
      And she wants the kids to testify in front of the new panel to demonstrate that they have something relevant to say

      Why try to twist this just to make AJ appear nefarious? It’s actually pretty straightforward.

      • Katherine says:

        I don’t see anywhere the judge is not listening to the therapists. Where did that idea come from? This is a very experienced and respected judge. If one is going to assume anything then it would be more reasnable to assume the judge is following the recommendations of all the experts in this case.

    • Blues says:

      Honest @Alyssa
      You are confused because Brad Pitt, M Hitltchik, C Pete, Spiegel and CAA have been constructing a plan since Sept 2016. He has purposely not been photographed with his children for 5 years with the optics of trying to say Angelina Jolie won’t allow him to see them and PA. It has worked in some realms. Pitt has had some custody with or without monitors since 2017. His goal is to smear her and help his image. Child abuse and D violence is a big NO NO.
      I think she was willing to work with him until 2018 when they went full blast on her when she went to film Mal 2 in London. They leaked documents that are sealed and Ouderkirk was critical of her and believe biased towards Brad then.

      • Lily P says:

        ^ agree, he also won’t have wanted to be seen with them whilst supervised.

        Considering he denied AJ’s wishes for the children to have their own independent counsel and IIRC for family therapy back in 2016, I don’t think BP was ever intent on working with her.

      • Traci says:

        I don’t know what’s going on here. It’s taken way to long and I feel like something is fishy is going on with both sides. That being said the comment about him never being seen with the kids doesn’t sit well with me. It is well known in Hollywood that AJ doesn’t employ a publicist and handles it all herself. I do think she tips off the paparazzi to her comings and goings with the kids. So it doesn’t surprise me that he isn’t seen with them because clearly he’s not going out of his way to be seen with them. The whole this is a giant mess and I feel bad for the kids

      • Genessee says:

        True. He was spotted with Knox in Santa Monica a few weekends ago. No paps or others around. I think he sees those kids more than we know.

    • Leigh says:

      Didn’t Brad go through like 7 therapists before he found one that would push for reunification at any cost?

      • Snappyfish says:

        Age old trick. Therapist shopping. Find the one to say what you want, ding ding ding. If 3 of the kids wanted to testify it means one is a bio child. My guess is Shiloh, who at 15, can decide whether she wants to visit. I remember a story over a holiday where she was being forced to visit & she didn’t want to & Zahara, who was not going to visit, went in solidarity for her sister. Which was & is one of the sweetest stories about these kids I have read

  3. Thirtynine says:

    Agreed, Sierra. I can’t believe they’ve refused to allow teenagers to testify if they want to when the outcome impacts on their lives more than anyone. Fight for them, Angelina!

  4. Sierra says:

    Completely disagree as there are many stories out there where children from abused homes were silenced when they wanted to speak out.

    Children see and hear a lot and they have their own opinions and experience. If they want to testify then they should be allowed. Maybe not in public nor in front of the abuser but in front of the judge with a special counsel just for the child.

    Custody rulings affect the children the most so they cannot and should not be silenced.

    PS: comment seemed to have been removed 🤷‍♀️

    • luna says:

      I believe if Brad’s team provided enough evidence for parental alienation, the children’s testimonies wouldn’t have been substantial for the case. I think Brad hit Maddox but it was probably the first time he ever did such a thing(meaning no prior abuse). That’s what makes everything so complicated. No one wants to hear the same story – unless there was an ongoing abuse which they could prove. I can see how Pitt was able get away from this mess with really good lawyers. Poor kids though. And poor Angie.

      • Blues says:

        Well Luna the judge won’t allow it. Nor will he allow the testimony of the children who lived in that home which means it may have been.
        Pitt lawyers wanted testimonies of certain therapists thrown out because they agreed with Jolie. So the illusion that all the therapist agree with him are false. He Betted hope none is this for open court or one of those kids don’t decide to go open.
        I really do feel for the kids because they are teens now an d can read and hear all is their low and unfortunately most of it is negative agains their mom. How do I think they feel? When they know the truth and Pitt knows this.
        If he wants to force them to be with him half the time how does that convo go when they are with him?

  5. LOL says:

    Question; how has Us Weekly got their hand a on a children’s sealed court documents, even though they are only publishing selective parts that attack Angelina? How is that possible ? Why hasn’t Us Weekly been able to see that it was Brad Pitt who apposed his children to testify and that was what he had won with his judge friend. So why is Angelina being dragged and shamed for wanting her children to haceva voice, which was denied by their father . At the end of the day Brad Pitt and his lawyers clearly are in cahoots in leaking selective parts of a sealed children’s court documents . Ironic isn’t it he no longer is interested in protecting and respecting their privacy. The hypocrisy if Brad Pitt continues

    • Lily P says:

      The leaking to the media is so strange to me. The kids are grown and will see what’s happening, how is that laying the groundwork for rebuilding a healthy relationship?

      • LOL says:

        @LILYP ; Brad Pitt”s leaking confidential sealed children’s documents to the media and painting the children mother as B@@##, whilst he plays the fake concerned innocent for their privacy card, is just hypocracy at its best from him . He is happy to expose silence their voices behind the court’s closed doors, but in public makes out he’s a victim . This day in and day out of non-stop personal attacks and defaming Angelina as a women and mother of his kids is just got wrenching and repulsive to witness. Using his media , lawyers and PR to discredit a women because she dared to leave him for the wellbeing of their children.

    • Myra says:

      Isn’t that the second time this happens? A court document leaks partially and only the parts which paint her badly is leaked? The reason this is all confusing is because we are being fed a perfectly orchestrated story and it doesn’t make sense. I wonder why the parts detailing the abuse never got leaked?

  6. LOL says:

    Shaming a mother for questioning why her children were denied to speak, while their father is the one who denied to speak . Why isn’t Brad Pitt held accountable for denying his own children to speak their truths. Instead his media gaslighting Angelina Jolie continues. The judge is clearly biased and pro Pitt, yet it is Angelina ‘s fault for looking out for her kids wellbeing. His actions are only hurting his own childen which clearly he doesn’t care about . Father’s are supposed to protect and respect their children. Not humiliate and silence them.

    • Blues says:

      You are correct. But you know what? People are beginning to see all of this. His little leaks and headlines only work in some cases. When Ronan Farrow tweeted about the amount of PR push behind this and there is something basically being covered up, I think it made him nervous. So now U got him hire paps to follow Angie around NY cropping out the kids like she is off screwing her ex and leaving the kids alone. Which is a new low considering went to their share home with his paid married escort last year.
      He is dirty and said he plays dirty.
      How easy should this have been.
      Just let the kids stay with mom and u get them on a schedule being it didn’t matter when I were married. I were drunk high and always filming.
      Two— just help the woman house ur kids since He wants them that close to you. Check a Wasser later emails to Spiegel in 2016. instead He loaned her money to do that. Dead!
      Wait for his bots to fall in here.
      At the end of the day it’s about him winning and punishing Angie. She is literally in his head big time. He told on himself in 2017 when he basically said she was spiteful and will go to the end when he felt like he was unjustified. But he forgot Jolie ain’t Aniston and was not gonna roll over at any cost.

  7. Lily P says:

    I’d still like to know what Team Brad would consider “credible evidence” for domestic abuse.

    He’s a self confessed absent alcoholic parent (he said as much way back in the 00s), an event occurred which was serious enough for the FBI and CPS to be called by a member of airline staff (the only event we know about), most of his children allegedly don’t want much to do with him, and he is actively being abusive and defamatory through the media.

    The constant attacks from the media the last week make me think he’s nervous of what will come out at the Appellate court and so wants to get ahead of the public narrative to make sure the she-demon will not be believed by the wider public. It’s so awful that people are happier to attack a protective parent than to hold an abusive one to account.

  8. Golly Gee says:

    Totally off-topic, but she reminds me of a 1960s era movie star in the top photo — the lipstick and glasses —like a brunette Bridgette Bardot (not her specific features, but she has the same vibe of effortless, feminine glamour).
    Oh hey, it’s Father’s Day this weekend. Can’t wait to hear how Pitt spins this come Monday. Will he be the downtrodden, try-hard dad who can’t catch a break? Or will he be the righteous, victorious father celebrating with his doting children?

    • Aphra says:

      She’s so strong and so beautiful, and I love that she’s ALWAYS touching the kids — holding hands with Zahara in that photo; so sweet. She is a real mama bear.

  9. Kay says:

    His behaviour is the reason why she is divorcing him. She is trying to get the judge dismissed as there is a trial coming up in July that will decide this. You would think that judge will have made sure that his actions were not biased as he knew she would appeal his decision.

  10. LOL says:

    @ALISSA It’s very interesting how you failed to mention it was Brad Pitt who wanted to go against the signed agreement to give children time to have therapy and heal. It was Brad Pitt who refused Angelinas request to do together trauma therapy. It was Angelina who was against litigation and it was Brad Pitt who went against it. It was Brad Pitt who did his GQ PITY PARTY Interview and admitted he’s been drinking and toking since school .. it was Brad Pitt who refused he had an issue with alcohol that he refused to go to rehab . It was Brad Pitt who shopped around for a therapist of his liking . It is brad Pitt who hasn’t been seen with any of the six children in public nor private. Despite playing the privacy card , it is actually Brad Pitt who is leaking children’s sealed court documents to the media outlets he has a deal with. It is brad Pitt who refused his own childten to speak
    The guy whose still being monitored for 4 plus years . Next time ALISSA try not to leave out what Brad Pitt and his 4 years of gaslighting his children and their mother has done to them.
    .

    • Blues says:

      Standing ovation @ Lol
      IT HAS BEEN BRAD PITT ALL ALONG AND I MEAN SINCE 2005!

    • AmyB says:

      @LOL Agreed 100% ^^^^^ And what I fail to see is – if three of the children want to testify (presumably about the abuse of Pitt), doesn’t that F**KING speak volumes to this Judge??? Am I missing something here????? Three, not one, not two, but THREE of them!! And they are all willing to go into a courtroom, and describe what Pitt (most likely) doesn’t want anyone to hear!!! Why do you think he’s been doing all those things you mentioned above??? I swear, I give Angelina so much credit for keeping her mouth shut all these years, and not dropping the tea about what REALLY happened on that plane! Because, whatever it was, it was bad enough, for her to up and leave that 10 year relationship, with all six kids like THAT!! And still be fighting to this day for custody!

    • Ad says:

      + It was Pitt who declined for the children to have counsel to represent them. I wonder why? Laura Wasser said Brad Pitt is terrified for the public to find out what he did! That speaks volumes for me. The children who wants to testify should be allowed & rightly so to express how they feel ! They are teenagers, appears strong & intelligent who are able to speak their minds!
      We must not forget it s about the children’s life not mom & dad choices! What’s all these noises now after nearly 5 years to win your children over, something went very wrong to take that long for your own children to be comfortable with their father.

  11. Aang says:

    If supervision is the issue I don’t see why they can’t both agree to a “nanny” that will be there when the kids are there. If AJ signs off on a specific nanny she interviews that should keep the kids safe and end this battle that is hurting no one but the kids. I don’t see why Pitt would have an issue with a nanny either. Call it a nanny and AJ can feel safe and Pitt can say “see no supervision”. The kids are all teens or teen adjacent at this point so it’s not like he’s going to get drunk and let them drown in the pool. If they feel uncomfortable or unsafe at his house they can call their mom or even an Uber. It’s not like they are toddlers. And if they really don’t want to see their dad can’t they just refuse? Are the police going to show up and cuff and drag them into the car and deliver them to Pitt?

    • Myra says:

      But he could get drunk and hit them not in the face if they threaten his fragile male ego. I think this is what she may have been pushing for – a safety measure in place to protect the kids. As we don’t know the details of the case, we can only guess what that could entail.

      Honestly, when he did his GQ interview, I thought people would cut Angelina some slack after that. He fessed up to his demons and we could imagine what it could have been like to be living with him. I underestimated society’s obsession to always blame the women or POC. People heard how he could drink a Russian under the table and still blamed Maddox, the minor in that scenario.

    • Ad says:

      Let’s not just count the parents the children are old enough to have their say on the matter it is about them not grown ups. I would not be surprised if the children are demanding something who knows? Maybe they feel insecure, unsafe, scared to be on their own with their dad. It took years for father/children to built that relationship again ? That speaks volumes! No, no there’s something serious that needs addressing by the children & parents.

  12. lucy2 says:

    I feel like the kids are old enough that they should have some sort of say and get to tell their experience, whether it’s in testimony or privately with the judge, but from previous stories and comments here, it sounds like it’s not that common for kids to actually testify in the open setting. Who knows. I just feel bad for them all, this never ending battle and all the uncertainty. Teenage years are tough enough, and they’re dealing with all this too. Hopefully a final resolution is reached soon.
    I hope pushing back against the judge doesn’t backfire on her, and the 3 person panel is objective and fair.

  13. Adorable says:

    I’m just curious,why Angie even agreed to this Judge in the first place knowing that he’s “known”Brad even before he married them.I don’t get it.I Wouldn’t trust my ex husband’s acquaintance,who married us to decide such Proceedings partially.

    • Ad says:

      She did not know about the business dealings between the judge & one of Pitt’s lawyer not until later. She is a very trusting person I guess! & taken advantage off!

      • Katherine says:

        These are not “business dealings” with the judge. These are prior cases before this judge. Lawyers appear before the same judges all the time. It is not considered an issue. With privately paid judges they are required to list all the appointments of the judges to cases. Angelina’s lawyer says he failed to list one of the cases but the judge says it was listed. That’s what this disqualification attempt is about. She lost her motion to get the jdge disqualified over that and now she has appealed her loss to a lower appellate court. That appellate hearing is in July.

  14. Kay says:

    I don’t know why people think Brad leaked this – he doesn’t gain anything from this.

    • Ad says:

      His PR machine are in control, they are paid to shoot the opponents, they are probably preparing for the worst scenario so they are on the attacks! These sources & insiders are making loads of bucks! inventing & selling lies to weak, vulnerable, minds. It’s business for the tabloids raking loads of $$$$$$$$. Feels sorry for the kids reading all the lies about their family very sad indeed!

    • Zut Alors says:

      Psss…..there’s a new Angelina and Jonny Lee thread awaiting your commentary.

    • Oh boy... says:

      Yes he does. He gets a bunch of people saying poor Brad, you go Brad, evil witch Angie needs to give the kids back to him. Feeds his ego. Which is clearly all he cares about at this point.

      It’s also obvious it’s from his camp because every leak omits information that is positive to Angie, like when she was supposedly at risk of loosing the kids if she kept “alienating” then from him. Yet, look what we have years later, he still isn’t seen with them and she still has all 6 by her side. All leaks biased in his favor yet even when he claims anything, the truth pops up later and isn’t the reality he keeps presenting. But it doesn’t matter because as long as he has people calling his ex evil every time something leaks.

  15. LOL says:

    @KAY; Brad has everything to gain from the attacks because his team are deflecting attention from him and creating false accusations on Angelina and children. Whereas he’s the one whose attacking and controling her and the children. He’s into protecting his precious image that’s why he’s hiered Harvey Weinstein employees, they are using the same abusive methods they used to gaslight Harvey’s victims .. Notice how no one is attacking Brad let alone even questioning His motives and actions why he silenced his own children voices in court and not seen with them in public despite spreading falsehoods of winning custody what’s stopping him to be seen with them. And please dont use the pathetic lie he used for last 4 years he’s private. This guy sold his kids to media at every opportunity privacy was never his game.. he only uses this excuse as kids are with accompanied by court appointed monitor’s which he doesn’t want anyone to see.

  16. BL says:

    I think the appeal will go in Angie’s/the children’s favour. I feel good things coming their way! Things are shifting in family law.

  17. Anonymous says:

    @BL: Do you know what she is asking for in the appeal? I wonder if it’s full custody, to continue monitored visitation or something else. I hope it all works out in the end.

  18. Anonymous says:

    @LOL: I agree. I believe he is not seen with them because he has court monitored visitation. Maybe that’s changed with the latest ruling but I’m not sure.

  19. Tianafora says:

    Her older kids look so protective of her in photos, you can see that they feel she is under attack for protecting them.

    Despite all the smears that come from “sources” declaring those kids to be badly behaved, unparented and poor Brad just wants to discipline them – those kids always look well behaved, polite, a little bit shy, sweet, gentle and appropriately dressed in public. It says a lot about her parenting that she raised lovely kids, we know he wasn’t involved. I think it says everything when a father will demonise his kids with smears to distract from child abuse allegations against him.

    While parents may be able to manipulate young children, no parent can manipulate a group of teens against the other parent. Teens (and perhaps older kids) don’t listen to their parents, they judge from their own personal experience. They want nothing to do with him for good reason. I hope they can come out to stand up for themselves and tell their story someday if that’s what they wish to do.

    I think the charming, charismatic, aw shucks actor we all recognise is very different to the person his kids know. Brad is someone who always gets away with everything because he’s the type of person people love to excuse. Someone else is always to blame for his behaviour.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      When they were together there was always stories about how wild and undisciplined the kids were. Basically that they were feral children allowed to whatever they wanted. Obviously that was all bullshit.

  20. Blues says:

    @Tinafora I think I hit the nail on the head. All those people criticizing Angie from day one like Melissa W and Chelsea H were friends of his. They blame Angie for him not calling them anymore. Like really? I think he didn’t party with them is because of their lifestyle that Angie most definitely wasn’t going to comply with. I think he slowly drifted back into the drinking and smoking over time and it got out of control. Definitely not what I want to do with impressionable teens esp 3 boys.
    I have always felt he needed her more than she needed him. She was the stronger one. It hurt him when she left and I believe he loved her beyond words. But when u are tired, you’ve had it: Getting physical was a tipping point.

  21. You Know Me says:

    I see she is doing to their children what her mother did to her with her father. Generational child abuse. Heartbreaking for the children.

    • Lily P says:

      She’s not the one who needed almost five years to prove themselves enough (under supervision) to get joint custody.

    • Thirtynine says:

      Way to blame Angelina and her mother for Brad’s violence, alcoholism and drug abuse, which is documented and public enough that he could not have unmonitored supervision of his own children. The heartbreaking part for those kids is that they are being denied opportunities to have a voice in their own future, to share their experience, needs and fears, because someone wants to deliberately silence them. Who benefits from them being silenced? Not the kids. Not Ange.

    • Blues says:

      @You know me if there was any chance Angelina did anything wrong towards those kids Spiegel would have broadcast to the world. Plus Jon Voight distanced himself so when u tell a lie u will be called out.

    • Ad says:

      @you know, for any good parent don’t just give in for the sake of giving in to make life easier Angie must have a good reason why she is fighting on behalf of the children + they the children wants to have their voice heard too & why should they be denied? they are teenagers old enough to tell their experiences & how they feel. It took Brad nearly 5 good years to developed / built back a father relationship with his kids what exactly did he do so bad to take that long to bond with them, that is the question.

  22. why? says:

    The judge didn’t need the children to testify because he had people talk to them. Angelina is using the children to get back at Brad and that is not right. The press should stop giving Angelina a free pass. She is another one those celebs who constantly plays the victim. This isn’t about the children. She wants to humiliate Brad, which he brought upon himself when he decided to have an affair with her, make a family with her, and then marry her after proclaiming that they weren’t going to get married until every gay couple could do the same.

    She also needs to stop parading those kids around like they are accessories. If she was so concerned about their safety she wouldn’t constantly drag them out on these staged photo-ops to depict herself as a good mother.

    • Michelle says:

      @WHY?
      I pity you!!! Angelina is a victim of media abuse, public abuse & personal abuse from Pitt & his camp. She’s never played the victim. She brings to light the despicable behaviour that people get away with. Behavior that you have turned onto the very person fighting against it. No wonder Pitt always gets away with douchebag behavior with the likes of you supporting him.

    • Ad says:

      Remember what happened to Weinstein, he was protected by Hollywood, they praised him even calling him God, his victims agreed to private settlements to silenced them that is why he was able to continue his abuse for so long if only they were brave enough to let it be known to the open or to report his abuses it would have not continued for so long, it did not helped him to stop his abuses towards women by being protected by those who knows his truth. Protecting abusers does not help them it empowers them to continue with their unhealthy unacceptable inappropriate behaviour.

    • Blues says:

      @why
      You are one of those people at any cost should not speak. Angelina being a celebrity u feel like she is not supposed to take teenagers sour or she can’t go to the grocer stores. Are u crazy. They aren’t hermits. Who the heck wants to stay locked up in a house. All of them go out maybe the paps don’t follow them like they do her.
      In a honesty Angelina will blender be portrayed as a victim’ and certainly doesn’t need to be. She should whine about the negativity and lies the gossips put out but she mostly doesn’t.

  23. Anonymous says:

    @Thirtynine: I don’t think the judge wants to silence the kids. Most judges prefer not have children testify because the they are inevitably caught in the middle of their parents fight. Apparently, this judge interviewed many people including the children’s therapist. In addition, it appears BP has been monitored. This was not an overnight decision. Hopefully, in the five years that have passed he’s taken care of his issues and can make amends with his children.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      I don’t think the kids are interested in him going through the 12 steps with him. That’s why they want their say because they don’t want to be forced into contact with him.

    • Ad says:

      @annonymous, it is not about what both parents wants, the children wants to testify maybe for their own good reason it is about them after all not about Angie or Brad. The children have every right to speak they are old enough to expressed their feelings. If the children wished to speak for themselves the judge should consider their voice & not to ignore them,

  24. Thirtynine says:

    Clearly, the children don’t agree with you. If the children -and they are mid teens, not little children- are wanting to testify, it’s because their truths are not being heard. You don’t put yourself on the stand unless you believe that’s the only way your voice will be heard.
    Sure, many cases would be intensely traumatic for children to testify, and alternative means to seek the truth would be in the best wellbeing of the child. But that is not what is happening here.

  25. Anonymous says:

    We don’t know what any of the kids have said in therapy. Hopefully the judge knows. I know they adore their mother. Hopefully, their relationship with their father can improve. He needs to put in the work and hopefully he is willing to try. I wish them peace and healing.

  26. Anna says:

    At this rate, the kids will be grown and out of the house by the time this is settled. Aren’t they all teenagers by now? It’s heartbreaking and always the children who lose out the most.

  27. Isabella Saxon says:

    I wonder, is he trying to prevent Angie from taking the kids out of the country? Seems like this is a way of controlling her.

  28. Anonymous says:

    @Isabella: You might be right. They used to be all over the world and now they are only in the US. I’m sure she wants to travel. It’s sad they can’t reach an agreement. They can afford private planes to facilitate travel and visitation.

    • Lily P says:

      agree, hence why it screams control. Even during the pandemic he’s been to Europe twice, the Dominican Republic and now Puerto Rico – meanwhile his family have been anchored to LA.

  29. Purplehazeforever says:

    Lol @ all of these comments.