Friday 28 April 2017

Will we ever know what happened? Angelina Jolie 'agrees to seal documents relating to custody and divorce' from Brad Pitt

Brad and Angelina’s split came as a big shock
Brad and Angelina’s split came as a big shock
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, accompanied by their children, as they arrive at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo in July, before their separation. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
US actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pose on the red carpet before the screening of "The Tree of Life" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival
Actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The guns are out as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie go down the divorce route. The couple got together shortly after meeting on the set of 'Mr & Mrs Smith' and his divorce from actress Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Reuters
Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Brad Pitt arrive at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for VH1)
Actor Brad Pitt with three of the six children he has with estranged wife Angelina Jolie – (left to right) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Maddox Jolie-Pitt on the red carpet in Hollywood in December 2014. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
In happier times... Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Salt" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Angelina Jolie has reportedly agreed to seal documents relating to her divorce and custody case with Brad Pitt following his requests.

The Inglourious Basterds star split from Angelina in September and they reached a settlement over the custody of their six children in November.

Details of the deal soon leaked, revealing Angelina would have primary care of the kids and he was allowed visitation only under the supervision of a therapist.

A judge signed off on their settlement in December and days later, Brad filed an emergency motion to seal all documents related to their case, claiming the disclosure of details could cause their children harm, but a judge declined to address it on an emergency basis.

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (C) with children (L-R) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (C) with children (L-R) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent", starring Angelina Jolie, at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

The 53-year-old filed a regular motion later that month and it has now been reportedly been revealed in new documents that Angelina has agreed the family's business should be kept private and is onboard with sealing all papers and all future information related to the ongoing court case from public view, according to TMZ.com.

In the most recent papers Brad's attorneys claimed the actress "appears to be determined to ignore even agreed upon standards relating to the children's best interest" by making public the names of their therapists.

Her lawyer Laura Wasser hit back in her own papers, obtained by TMZ, claiming the actor is trying to "deflect from (his) own role in the media storm which has engulfed the parties' children," and he's "terrified that the public will learn the truth."

She also added, "There is little doubt that (Brad) would prefer to keep the entire case private, particularly given the detailed investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI ) and the Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS) into allegation of abuse."

Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The FBI and DCFS probed claims of an altercation between Brad and teenage son Maddox on a private flight but FBI agents filed no charges and they closed the investigation, while DCFS officials cleared him of child abuse allegations.

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards)
Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards)

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