Like thousands of other soon to be divorced dads in this country, William Bradley Pitt had to take the day off from work yesterday to go deal with some bullshit. According to Us Weekly, Brad spent several hours yesterday sitting in meetings with his lawyers, working out a response to Angelina Jolie’s latest accusations that he hasn’t been meeting the financial expectations of a handshake, child support agreement the pair supposedly agreed upon. And, according to TMZ, Brad left his lawyers office with a CVS length receipt to the tune of 9 million dollars that says otherwise.
Yesterday, Angie filed a petition which claimed that Brad had not paid any “meaningful” child support since the couple split in 2016. However, TMZ says that Brad’s lawyers have responded, disputing the claim.
In new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Brad fires back … he loaned her $8 million so she could buy the home in which she currently lives, and shelled out more than $1.3 million in child support.
According to Page Six, Brad’s friends are also calling bullshit on Angie’s claim. Sources state that Brad has paid “hundreds of thousands a month” towards the kids’ living expenses.
Insiders claim Pitt has paid “millions for therapists” for the enormous brood, as well as their travel expenses and round-the-clock bodyguards.
And we all know it’s not Brad who’s gassing up the jet every week and parading the kids around God’s green earth, making them sleep in tents like commoners. But I will admit, “millions for therapists” doesn’t sounds like quite enough.
Brad’s lawyers are also asserting that Angie’s most recent move was calculated and vindictive, calling it “a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage” and that her move was “calculated to increase the conflict“. They also say that Brad was the one who wanted to rush the divorce decree, not Angie. They claim they reached out to her lawyers last week to see if they could make the divorce happen quickly, and deal with the custody and property distribution at a later date. They never heard back from her and then all of a sudden it was her idea, per her filing.
What’s more, their divorce proceedings, up until yesterday, had been conducted privately. But Angie’s move ended that little charade. According to Page Six:
“The divorce case has been held in front of a private judge to keep it out of the press. But she filed [the papers on Tuesday] in LA Superior Court knowing that it would go public and that he would be made out to be a deadbeat dad — which he isn’t.”
Of course, there have been leaks on both sides. Previously, the press somehow got hold of private court documents revealing that the judge got up Angie’s ass about not letting Brad see the kids. But according to TMZ, Angie’s new layer, Samantha Bley DeJean, is willing to play games that her (soon to be) previous counsel, Laura Wasser, would not.
At any rate, it looks like Angie’s crusty, old fashioned “Queen For A Day” opera gloves are off, as are Brad’s Bender from The Breakfast Club‘s leather finger-less gloves. The irony of this horrible divorce is that these two were together for 10 years before they got married! If they had just decided to pull a Kurt and Goldie, none of this mess would be happening. I mean, they’d still have to work out a custody agreement but all the other legal fisticuffs could have been avoided. I guess the moral of this story is, Celebrity marriage: Just Don’t Do It!