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Angelina Jolie alleges 'history' of physical assault against Brad Pitt before boarding plane in 2016 in new Miraval file

Angelina Jolie alleges 'history' of physical assault against Brad Pitt before boarding plane in 2016 in new Miraval file

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Angelina Jolie in Rome in 2021.



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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt He fights Around the French winery they owned together, the matter has come to a head and is reigniting old conflicts, as new legal documents allege a “history of physical abuse of Jolie” by Pitt before their marriage. The fateful plane ride In 2016.

On Thursday, Jolie filed a motion with Los Angeles Superior Court, a copy of which was obtained by CNN, alleging that she had tried to sell Pitt her stake in the Miraval winery and that their negotiations ultimately broke down after Pitt conditioned the sale on Jolie signing a non-disclosure agreement that “ “Jolie has been prohibited from speaking (other than in court) about Pitt's abuse of Jolie and their children by attempting to link Pitt's personal reputation to Miraval's actions.”

The new filing this week stems from Pitt's 2022 lawsuit, in which he claimed that he and Jolie agreed not to sell their stake in the company. winery without the consent of the other. In a June 2023 filing, it was alleged that Jolie's sale of her stake in the winery was “My revenge“After a “disagreemental custody ruling.”

Jolie also claims in her filing Thursday that Pitt's “history of physical abuse toward Jolie began well before the family's September 2016 plane trip from France to Los Angeles,” but did not go into further detail about the alleged past abuse.

“At trial, Jolie will prove through testimony, emails, photographs and other evidence why Pitt was so concerned about his misconduct that he botched his own deal to buy Jolie's stake in Miraval because she refused to agree to a new and expanded non-disclosure agreement,” the filing reads.

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Jolie claims in the filing Thursday that she agreed to sign a non-disclosure agreement “limited to not disparaging Miraval's wine business” as part of her initial deal to sell to Pete her stake in the winery, which she was close to finalizing at the time.

Pitt had previously claimed in his amended complaint in June 2023 that after Jolie refused to sign his non-disclosure agreement, she proposed a broader non-disclosure agreement that “would have provided for that.”[o]Other than in court pleadings or testimony, neither party may, directly or through representatives of the party, make any disparaging remark about the other party in a public forum.”

CNN has reached out to a representative for Pitt for comment on the new allegations described in Thursday's filing.

“Mr. Pitt refused to purchase Ms. Jolie's interest when she was not silenced through his NDA. “By refusing to purchase her interest and then suing her, Mr. Pitt directly brought up the question of why the NDA was important to him and what he had hoped to bury. “His abuse of Ms. Jolie and her family,” Paul Murphy, Jolie's lawyer, told CNN in a statement on Thursday. “After eight months of delay, this motion asks the court to compel Mr. Pitt to finally provide this evidence.”

Jolie never finalized filing charges against Pitt in connection with the 2016 altercation, according to the filing, because she believed “the best course of action was for Pitt to accept responsibility and help the family recover from the post-traumatic stress he caused.”

CNN Previously mentioned Pitt was not arrested or charged in connection with the 2016 incident after the FBI completed its investigation, and a rep for Pitt disputed Jolie's account of that incident included in an October 2022 filing. Pitt's rep said in a statement to CNN at the time that “Brad accepted responsibility for what “He did, but he won't take responsibility for the things he didn't do.”

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In October 2021, Jolie sold half of her winery to Tenute del Mondo, a subsidiary of the Stoli Group, controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler.

The filing states that the ongoing legal proceedings and “Pitt's continued attempts to control and punish Jolie continue to take a significant emotional and financial toll on her and her family.” He added: “Jolie longs for her family to be able to heal and for her children to avoid further pain and trauma, and she truly hopes that Pitt wants the same as well.”

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016. They were announced legally single in 2019, and joint custody arrangements were made in 2021.

Legal proceedings related to the Maraval dispute are also ongoing. The former couple bought the country estate and winery in the south of France in 2008.