Brad Pitt’s legal team asked the judge in his child custody war with St. Angie Jolie to seal the details of their fight and stick them in a place that nobody would dare to look (under a By The Sea DVD). Yesterday, the judge turned down Brad’s request and today, someone hit him with a, “Ha ha, bitch you tried,” by leaking some more information about their custody situation.
Angie currently has temporary full physical custody of the child army and Brad gets visitation rights that are monitored by a therapist. They’re also all in therapy. That’s what the temporary agreement says and both Brad and Angie signed it in their BLOOD (I’m guessing). One of TMZ’s sources wanted us to know that the therapy they’re all getting is not cutting it for her. The source says that Angie thinks that Brad’s drunken meltdown on a private jet left their children traumatized and so she wants to bring in a specialist.
In a letter from Angie’s lawyer to Brad’s lawyer, she suggests that her whole family meet with a trauma specialist. The source added that two oldest members of the child army, Maddox and Pax, have only been to one of the therapy sessions and they ended up walking out of there.
Lainey Gossip posted the alleged letter that St. Angie’s lawyer, THEE Laura Wasser, sent to Brad’s lawyer, Lance Spiegel. As to how Lainey and TMZ got the e-mails, I’m not sure, but the teeny tiny part of my busted brain that is capable of producing semi-reasonable thoughts believes that Laura and Lance BCC “THE MEDIA!!!!!!” in all of their e-mails. Laura Wasser reportedly sent Lance Spiegel the e-mail on December 1st after learning that Brad wanted to make changes to the temporary custody agreement. Brad’s side is planning to file documents asking for more non-therapeutic visits with his kids. Angie would rather be seen vacuuming up several Whole Hog Burgers at Uno Pizzeria with her mouth while an “I Heart Chelsea Handler 4Eva” trucker cap than let that happen. Here’s just a piece of the e-mail:
There must be a middle ground upon which we can all agree, one which does not necessitate a public battle. Angie’s reluctance to enter into a stipulation to seal the file stems from her firm belief that litigation is the wrong decision.
We have discussed a custody evaluation in this matter. As we advised yesterday, we are agreeable and would like it to commence immediately. We propose that Dr. XXX be appointed. Is Brad agreeable? You have told us that you will not agree to the appointment of minor’s counsel. We feel it is essential that the children have advocates who can communicate with the evaluator or the judge on their behalf. Will you reconsider? We also propose that the parties participate in joint sessions with a trauma specialist so that they may learn how to best support and interact with their children given their currentstate.
Please consider and ask your client to engage with us in trying to figure out how to effectively satisfy this family’s concerns.
Lance sent his response to Laura the next day and made it Windex-cleaned clear that Brad isn’t backing away from asking for more visits. Lance also committed a blasphemous sin against God by suggesting that St. Angie Jolie is trying to push Brad out. Clutch your rosary!
The message that I attempted to deliver on Wednesday was that it is inconceivable to me that the court will not provide Brad with much greater access to the children than the time that I proposed earlier this week. It would be an extraordinary understatement to describe Brad as an involved parent. Based on evidence that has been corroborated by multiple sources (including public and private statements from your client), he has been a great father and there is no reason to exclude him from the children, including the isolated incident that was investigated and rejected by the DCFS.
As you know, we have confirmed that we will be present for the meeting on Monday. However, I have to tell you that this case is not going to end up in a court room because of my reluctance to listen to the therapists. If there is litigation, it is going to be because your client is either unable or unwilling to recognize that the children need to continue to have two loving parents in their lives.
As Lainey points out, after getting Lance’s e-mail, Angie’s Justice League of Custody Fighters officially filed the temporary custody agreement with the court. That was probably their way of puffing up their chests at Team Brad and making sure that the terms they agreed upon aren’t screwed with.
This whole wreck of a situation has become so damn public that I’m sure even Kelly Rutherford is looking at Brad and Angie like, “Try to have some decorum!”
Many legal experts have already said that Brad will most likely end up with 50/50 custody. But if Angie somehow manages to get what she wants, which is full physical custody, then she has something good to put on the application for that United Nations dream job she apparently wants so much. She can use her custody fight against Brad as an example of how she’ll get down and dirty to win. Evil dictators of the world, beware, because future Secretary General Jolie will ruin you via TMZ! And all of us are as far removed from this situation as possible and even we may need to see a trauma specialist when this messy mess is over. We can send the invoice to Brad and Angie.