That November, the FBI achieved its evaluate of the incident and said no charges would be filed. Nonetheless in a countercomplaint Jolie filed Tuesday in an ongoing civil case regarding a French winery the couple as soon as shared, Jolie has detailed her version of the events of the Sept. 14, 2016, flight from France to Los Angeles. The complaint, filed in California Exact Court in Los Angeles, says the alleged incident spurred Jolie to alter into self reliant from Pitt, whom she married in 2014.
Pitt’s lawyers did not respond to emails from The Washington Submit on Tuesday. A consultant for Pitt declined to comment.
The injurious-complaint claims that in some unspecified time in the future of the overnight flight to Los Angeles from their shared winery and dwelling, Chateau Miraval, Pitt grew to alter into “bodily and emotionally abusive to Jolie and their teenagers.” Pitt and Jolie personal six teenagers, even supposing it’s unclear what number of personal been on the flight.
The filing claims that after the flight took off, Jolie approached Pitt to inquire of why he had been upset earlier in the day. Pitt then accused her of being “too deferential” to their teenagers, who personal been additionally on the flight, the new file says. About an hour and a half later, per the injurious-complaint, Pitt demanded that Jolie reach to the abet of the airplane with him, where he pulled her into the toilet and started yelling at her.
“Pitt grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her, after which grabbed her shoulders and shook her again earlier than pushing her into the toilet wall,” the filing states.
It extra claims that Jolie left the toilet after Pitt punched the ceiling of the airplane several instances. When one in every of the teenagers asked if Jolie change into as soon as all dazzling, Pitt yelled abet, “No, mommy’s not okay,” while additionally lobbing insults at Jolie, per the injurious-complaint.
One of many teenagers additionally verbally defended Jolie, prompting Pitt to lunge on the baby, the filing alleges. When Jolie tried to buy Pitt from in the abet of to pause him, Pitt “threw himself” backward toward the airplane’s seats, which injured Jolie’s abet and elbow, she alleges in the file.
“The kids rushed in and all bravely tried to guard every completely different,” the injurious-complaint states, collectively with: “Earlier than it change into as soon as over, Pitt choked one in every of the teenagers and struck but every other in the face. One of the important teenagers pleaded with Pitt to pause.”
“They personal been all nervous,” the complaint adds. “Many personal been crying.”
Jolie and the teenagers then “sat gentle and silent below blankets” as Pitt remained in the abet of the airplane, rising easiest to “bawl and yelp” at Jolie and the teenagers, Jolie alleges.
“At one point, he poured beer on Jolie; at but every other, he poured beer and purple wine on the teenagers,” the filing states.
As soon as the airplane landed and Jolie told Pitt that she change into as soon as going to stay with the teenagers at a hotel, Pitt pushed Jolie and screamed that no person change into as soon as getting off the airplane, per the new file, which states that Pitt stopped the family from getting off for roughly 20 minutes. The injurious-complaint states that, after the family exited the airplane, Pitt again bodily harmed Jolie and one in every of the teenagers earlier than Jolie and the teenagers left.
The filing says that the day of the flight change into as soon as when “Jolie’s marriage got here to an discontinue.”
5 days later, Jolie filed for divorce, the file states. It extra claims the FBI agent who investigated the alleged incident “concluded that the authorities had probable location off to price Pitt with a federal crime for his behavior that day.”
The FBI investigated due to the it has jurisdiction over flights. Each and each the FBI and the U.S. legal expert’s office in Los Angeles declined to comment.
When the FBI announced that no charges would be filed, it gave no reasoning but said that its brokers would personal consulted with the U.S. legal expert’s office earlier than making a determination.
The filing Tuesday is easiest the most contemporary upright salvo in the acrimonious separation of the couple as soon as called “Brangelina.” The injurious-complaint comes per a lawsuit Pitt filed that alleges Jolie improperly equipped her stake in Chateau Miraval, which the complaint says the couple sold in 2008, to a subsidiary of the Stoli Community, the spirits company. Jolie counters that she change into as soon as well internal her rights to create the sale. The filing states that Stoli paid her $67 million.
The injurious-complaint claims Jolie first tried to promote her stake to Pitt, but he conditioned a deal on her signing a “non-disparagement clause that can personal prohibited her from talking outdoors of court docket about Pitt’s bodily and emotional abuse of Jolie and their teenagers.”
It adds that Pitt’s upright action in opposition to Jolie over the sale of her stake had compelled her to expose her recollections of the flight.
“Jolie has never earlier than publicly outlined why she and Pitt reached this point — why they divorced, why she and the teenagers personal been unable to reach abet to Chateau Miraval, why she needed to promote her curiosity in Chateau Miraval — and she has long gone to huge lengths to are attempting to defend their teenagers from reliving the nervousness Pitt inflicted on the family that day,” the file says.