Angelina Jolie was not completely happy that her youngsters weren’t allowed to testify in courtroom amid her custody battle with ex Brad Pitt.
Choose John Ouderkirk has determined to offer Pitt “considerably extra time with the youngsters” as a result of he had very restricted time with them earlier than. The “Maleficent” star was reportedly effective sharing custody of the youngsters however not completely happy that the choose didn’t permit her youngsters to testify towards their dad even after submitting alleged proof of home abuse by Pitt to the courtroom.
“The custody schedule was all the time decided by the courtroom,” an unnamed supply informed Web page Six. “It’s unhappy that Brad’s persons are gloating a couple of potential win when beating a system that exists to guard households and youngsters from points that hurt their well-being is just not one thing to brag about.”
“The center of this dispute has not been about maintaining the youngsters aside from their father, it’s been Angelina asking for take care of her household. Her motivations have by no means been to disclaim the youngsters a relationship with their father,” the supply continued.
Jolie has already sought the assistance of the courtroom of appeals, which may imply that Choose Ourderkirk’s determination may very well be voided. The supply added that Jolie by no means needed the identical factor to occur to different households.
“This method is at fault, and Angelina is targeted on combating a system that doesn’t take into consideration the complete set of points that have an effect on her household and different households on this state of affairs. She’s working arduous to make sure that different households don’t undergo her expertise,” the insider added.
In March, Jolie submitted a doc saying that her youngsters — Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — have been prepared to supply “proof and authority in help” of her claims towards Pitt. Nevertheless, Choose Ouderkirk, who handles the custody and divorce instances, declined her request.
“Choose Ouderkirk denied Ms. Jolie a good trial, improperly excluding her proof related to the youngsters’s well being, security, and welfare, proof essential to creating her case,” the submitting in California’s Second District Courts of Attraction learn.
Concerning the denial of Jolie’s request, Pitt’s authorized counsel stated Choose Ouderkirk discovered that Jolie’s testimony “lacked credibility in lots of essential areas, and the present custody order between the events have to be modified, per Mr. Pitt’s request, in the most effective pursuits of the youngsters.”