Brad Pitt Fires Back At Angelina Jolie's Child Support Claim
Brad Pitt says he's given estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt more than $US1 million and lent her another $US8 million since their separation, countering her assertion he's paid "no meaningful child support", according to court documents.
Brad Pitt Slams Angelina Jolie's Court Filing Over Child Support as 'Effort to Manipulate Media' https://t.co/DWJPvCN2xM— People (@people) August 8, 2018
Pitt 's lawyers say on Wednesday in a two-page document filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that he "adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid significant child support".
The document added that he loaned Jolie Pitt $US8 million ($A11 million) to buy her current home, and has paid over $US1.3 million in bills for the benefit of Jolie Pitt and their six children.
Jolie Pitt's lawyers said in their own court filing on Tuesday that Pitt has failed to live up to their informal financial arrangements and she'll seek a court order to get retroactive payments from him.
Brad Pitt: I've given Angelina Jolie $9m since split https://t.co/R3Nqz7ANRa— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 8, 2018
Pitt's lawyers said in documents they filed for him that Jolie Pitt's lawyers have made no mention that she had any problems with the amounts he has given her for the children. It's not clear what child support arrangements the couple has in place during the divorce process after splitting two years ago.
The two filings were rare unsealed public documents in the case that gave a glimpse into the slow-moving divorce of the 54-year-old actor Pitt and the 43-year-old actress and director Jolie Pitt.
Pitt's lawyers said the filing was utterly unnecessary and "a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage" of the split.
Jolie Pitt's filing also said she wanted to have the couple's marriage dissolved by the end of the year by separating some of the lingering issues to be resolved later. Neither side specified what those issues were.
Pitt's lawyers answered that Pitt actually suggested expediting the divorce in this way and had already agreed to it.
Jolie Pitt's filing requested a case management hearing, which would take place privately in front of a judge, to discuss the issues of child support and finalising the divorce soon. Pitt's response said that a status conference that is already scheduled would serve the same purpose.
Jolie Pitt's lawyers did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment.
The Hollywood power couple had been together for 12 years and married for two when she filed for divorce in 2016. Jolie Pitt currently has primary custody of their children.