It was originally reported in late April that Angelina Jolie was suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the alias ‘Jane Doe’ seeking information on her ex-husband Brad Pitt. The complaint sought information on an alleged domestic violence incident on a private plane in 2016.
According to TMZ on Tuesday, Pitt’s ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, was the one who filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to gain access to information from an FBI investigation into the 2016 incident, including why the FBI did not charge Pitt or obtain information that could be used in children’s trauma counselling.
Because the incident occurred on an aircraft between France and Minnesota, the FBI was called in rather than local authorities.
Doe says in the complaint that some years ago, while the plaintiff, her then-husband, and their children, all of whom were minors at the time, were flying by private plane, the husband allegedly physically and verbally abused the plaintiff and the children.
According to insiders, Jolie, 47, is the one who filed the case against her ex-husband, Pitt, 58. Sources close to Pitt believe that Jolie already had access to the FBI material she sought, accusing her of doing so to draw bad public attention to her ex-husband, whom she divorced in August 2016 due to “irreconcilable differences.”
According to the lawsuit, Pitt had his hands on Jolie during the trip and even poured alcohol on her at one point. Pitt is also accused of grabbing Angelina by the shoulders, shaking her violently, and yelling, “You’re f up this family.” According to Jolie, Pitt seized the couple’s eldest son, Maddox, who was 15 at the time, as he allegedly attempted to interfere. Pitt has denied hitting Maddox, as claimed by Jolie.
According to FBI agents who investigated the event and met with a representative from the US Attorney’s Office, all parties decided that criminal charges would not be sought in this case owing to many circumstances.
Jolie and Pitt’s divorce has been acrimonious. They had been together for ten years before marrying in 2014 but divorced barely two years later in 2016. Since then, there have been court fights over custody of their six children, the sale of a stake in the couple’s winery, and the FOIA surrounding the private plane incident.