United States actor Brad Pitt has rebutted claims made by his estranged wife Angelina Jolie that he has failed to support their children. Pitt's team, meanwhile, filed their response on Wednesday, claiming that he's paid Jolie over $9 million since their September 2016 split.
The 54-year-old's camp branded Ange's child support claims "calculated", "unnecessary" and a "thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage".
In court documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, Pitt's attorney stated, "Respondent has previously loaned Petitioner $8.0 million to assist her in purchasing her current residence and has paid over $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of Petitioner and the minor children".
In new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Brad fires back. he loaned her $8 million so she could buy the home in which she now lives, and shelled out more than $1.3 million in child support. They say her lawyers said they'd discuss the matter with their client, and then Angelina made it look like it was SHE who wanted the quickie divorce.
However, the allegations have infuriated Pitt, and his attorney, Lance Spiegel, has now fired back at Jolie, suggesting she lied about the lack of child support funds.
"What has been filed by Brad's side today is a blatant attempt to obfuscate the truth and distract from the fact that he has not fully met his legal obligations to support the children", attorney Samantha Bley DeJean said in a statement.
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Be has contacted representatives for Angelina and Brad on the claims.
Jolie was granted primary custody of 17-year-old Maddox, 14-year-old Pax, 13-year-old Zahara, 12-year-old Shiloh, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne as part of a December, 2016 agreement. "A loan is not; however, child support and to represent it as such is misleading and inaccurate".
Separate sources told Page Sixthat theWorld War Z star has spent "millions for therapists" for their brood, as well as forked out for their travel expenses and round-the-clock bodyguards.
Custody issues have proved to be the biggest stumbling block in legally ending the Jolie-Pitt marriage.
Another source added: 'Brad has completely lived up to his commitments as far as child support and will continue to do so'.
A judge agreed and gave Pitt an increasing amount of time.
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