EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie steps out with Knox after lawsuit drama
EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie steps out with son Knox at Universal Studios in LA… after it was revealed she filed anonymous lawsuit asking why FBI didn’t arrest Brad Pitt over assault claims
- Angelina Jolie, 47, visited Universal Studios on Monday with her son Knox, 14
- They spent time inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside the LA-area theme park
- Their sighting comes after she was identified as the ‘Jane Doe’ who filed a lawsuit against the FBI after an investigation into her ex-husband Brad Pitt, 58, was closed
- The suit asked for the FBI to hand over documents related to the investigation after Angelina claimed that Brad assaulted her and their children in a private flight in 2016
- In the suit Angelina complained about a lack of transparency regarding why the investigation was closed
- Details in the suit reveal that Brad reportedly put his hands on Angelina and poured beer on her during the flight, the same flight where her elbow was allegedly injuring during a physical confrontation
- Brad had also allegedly taken Angelina to the back of the plane, grabbed her shoulders and shook her while yelling, ‘You’re f*****g up this family’
- Sources close to the Moneyball actor believe Angelina only filed the lawsuit in order to bring press attention to the allegations against Brad, claiming that she’s already had the requested information for years, as per TMZ
- One insider said that Brad was cleared because there was ‘not a shred of evidence’ to support Angelina’s claims
Angelina Jolie stepped out with her son Knox at Universal Studios, after it was revealed she filed an anonymous ‘Jane Doe’ lawsuit asking why the FBI didn’t arrest Brad Pitt over assault claims.
The 47-year-old movie donned a white summer dress she visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with her son inside the theme park, located in University City in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.
Angelina had sued the FBI after an investigation into her ex-husband Brad was closed, claiming he poured beer on her, injured her, and fought with son Maddox in 2016.
The latest: Angelina Jolie stepped out with her son Knox at Universal Studios, after it was revealed she filed an anonymous ‘Jane Doe’ lawsuit asking why the FBI didn’t arrest Brad Pitt over assault claims
Angelina slipped on wrap dress that grazed her calves, while carrying a cream cardigan in one hand.
The striking star wore aviator sunglasses and her brunette tresses center parted and loose around her.
Knox, 14, carried a magic wand they purchased inside of the shops, before heading to the candy shop.
The mother-son duo were joined by three bodyguards and one tour guide during their theme park visit, which also included a meal at Three Broomsticks inside Harry Potter’s Wizarding world.
Drama: The 47-year-old movie donned a white summer dress she visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with her son inside the theme park, located in University City in Los Angeles
Chic: Angelina slipped on wrap dress that grazed her calves, while carrying a cream cardigan in one hand
Theme park fun: The striking star wore aviator sunglasses and her brunette tresses center parted and loose around her
They were later seen going on The Simpsons ride.
After initial speculation about the unnamed plaintiff in the suit, it has now been confirmed that the The Maleficent actress was the one who filed it in April, according to Puck News’ Eriq Gardner.
The suit asked for the FBI to hand over documents related to the investigation into the actor, 58, after Jolie claimed that he ‘physically and verbally assaulted’ her and their children while flying on a private plane.
The FBI had cleared Pitt of any wrongdoing in the incident, which happened during a private jet flight, falling under the jurisdiction of the federal government.
Days after, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt and asked for full custody of their kids.
Fun: Knox, 14, carried a magic wand they purchased inside of the shops, before heading to the candy shop
Staying close: The mother-son duo were joined by three bodyguards and one tour guide during their theme park visit, which also included a meal at Three Broomsticks inside Harry Potter’s Wizarding world
Chic: The striking star wore aviator sunglasses and her brunette tresses center parted and loose around her
Good times: Angelina and Knox were also joined by Knox’s friend, who also got a wand from the shop inside the park
Having a laugh: Angelina pictured with Knox and his friend
Elegant: Angie paired her wrap dress with slip-on sandals that featured a gold accent
Good day: Angelina and her son pictured at the theme park located in Los Angeles
Legal:Angelina, 47, has been identified as the ‘Jane Doe’ who sued the FBI after an investigation into her ex-husband Brad Pitt, 58, was closed, following 2016 allegations of physical and verbal assault; Pictured: the couple together in 2008
According to the lawsuit, Pitt allegedly put his hands on Jolie and poured beer on her during the flight.
Pitt was said to be drinking and had taken Jolie to the back of the plane, grabbed her shoulders and shook her while yelling, ‘You’re f*****g up this family.’
It was the same flight where Jolie reportedly sustained injuries from a physical altercation and gave an agent ‘a photo of her elbow in an attempt to corroborate this.’
This was also the flight where Pitt allegedly put his hands on the couple’s oldest son, Maddox, then 15, with Jolie claiming that he struck him – something the actor has denied.
Family issues: This was also the same flight where Brad allegedly put his hands on the couple’s oldest son, Maddox (then 15, now 21) with Angelina claiming that he struck him – something the actor has denied; Pictured 2013
Apparently before the FBI announced that they would not be charging Pitt with assault, the agent investigating the incident ‘prepared a statement of probable cause and presented it to the chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles’ but a decision not to pursue charges was made.
Jolie had reportedly complained about a lack of transparency regarding why the investigation was closed, according to Puck.
The publication also revealed that Jolie amended the complaint on August 9.
Serious: The suit asked for the bureau to hand over documents related to the investigation into the actor, 58, after Jolie claimed that he ‘physically and verbally assaulted’ her and their children while flying on a private plane; Pictured 2021
Altercation: Details in the suit reveal that Brad reportedly put his hands on Angelina and poured beer on her during the flight, and had taken her to the back of the plane, grabbed her shoulders and shook her while yelling, ‘You’re f*****g up this family’; Pictured 2021
Sources close to the Moneyball actor believe Jolie only filed the lawsuit in order to bring press attention to the allegations against Pitt, claiming that she’s already had the requested information for years, as per TMZ.
One insider said that Pitt was cleared because there was ‘not a shred of evidence’ to support Angelina’s claims.
Jolie and Pitt – whose marriage collapsed in 2016 – are parents to six children. Aside from Maddox, now 21, they also share twins Knox and Vivienne, 14, as well as daughters Shiloh, 16, Zahara, 17, and son Pax, 18.
At the time of the filing, high-profile attorney Amanda Kramer, who is representing the plaintiff, told Politico her client filed the suit anonymously to ‘preserve the family’s privacy.’
No evidence: Sources close to the Moneyball actor believe Jolie only filed the lawsuit in order to bring press attention to the allegations against Brad, and said Pitt was cleared because there was ‘not a shred of evidence’ to support Angelina’s claims; Pictured 2012
Big brood: Jolie and Pitt are parents to six children. Aside from Maddox, they also share twins Knox and Vivienne, 14, as well as daughters Shiloh, 16, Zahara, 17, and son Pax, 18; Pictured 2014
The filing alleges the woman’s children have ‘experienced lasting physical and mental trauma’ after being ‘verbally and physically’ assaulted by her then-husband while flying on a private plane.
It also alleges Jane Doe has filed numerous requests for a copy of the department’s investigative file in hopes of ‘better understanding the FBI’s investigation and obtaining information necessary for her children to receive medical care and trauma counseling.’
Brad and Angelina became a couple in 2005 after he split from his first wife Jennifer Aniston.
They waited nearly a decade before they tied the knot in 2014 at the Chateau Miraval in France – the site of the winery they are locked in a court battle over at present.
Jolie filed for divorce in 2016. The couple have been tied up in legal battles for nearly six years, and although they became legally single in 2019, their custody battle has raged on.
Ongoing custody battle: The couple have been tied up in legal battles for nearly six years, and although they became legally single in 2019, their custody battle has raged on; Pictured 2010
Making it work: Brad Pitt ‘pushes to see’ his six children ‘as often as possible’ despite ‘how hostile it’s been with’ his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, it is claimed; seen on August 2 in LA
Angelina en famille: The former couple share Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14; pictured in 2019 with their mother
Nightmare: Brad Pitt says he was haunted by a recurring dream in which he was fatally stabbed following his acrimonious separation and divorce from Angelina Jolie
Jolie’s revelation is the latest in the celebrity exes spat as it was reported earlier this week that Pitt pushes to see his six children as often as possible despite how ‘hostile’ it has been with his ex-wife.
A source told Us Weekly that in July, Pitt ‘flew to Italy for the twins’ birthday and that meant a lot to them.’ This comes after he made a ‘big fuss’ of Shiloh on her 16th birthday in May, the site added.
‘She’s so smart,’ Pitt had said of his daughter. ‘She’s going to flourish even more at college. It’s an exciting and beautiful time to find her own way and pursue her interests.’
Although Jolie reportedly still has custody of the children, Pitt ‘pushes to see them as often as possible wherever they all are in the world,’ the insider said.
‘Brad cherishes every moment he gets with the kids. He loves being a parent and has tried to make the best of a tricky situation given how hostile it’s been with Angelina.’
Since Pitt and Jolie began squabbling over custody, Pax and Maddox have reached adulthood, and Zahara will join them in January.
When his marriage disintegrated, Pitt quit drinking, and shortly thereafter he told GQ that before he dried out ‘I can’t remember a day since I got out of college where I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something.’
Earlier this summer, Pitt told British GQ that as his marriage was crumbling, he suffered from a recurring nightmare for years where Jolie would stab him repeatedly.
He told the magazine: ‘For a solid four or five years there, the most predominant dream I would experience would be getting jumped and stabbed.
‘It would always be at night, in the dark, and I would be walking down a sidewalk in a park or along a boardwalk and as I’d pass under an Exorcist-like street lamp, someone would jump out of the abyss and stab me in the ribs.
‘Or I’d notice I was being followed and then another flanked me and I realized I was trapped, and they meant me grave harm. Or being chased through a house with a kid I’d help escape but got pinned in on the deck—and stabbed. Always stabbed. And I would awake in a terror.
‘I didn’t understand why it/they would want to hurt me. This stopped a year or two ago only when I started going straight back into the dream and asking simply why?’
Although they became legally single in 2019, their custody battle has raged on, in addition to which they are also fighting over the winery they co-owned in France
This is the Miraval Chateau and the 1,000-acre estate – now valued at $164M – where the couple tied the knot in 2008
Pitt contends the sale violates an agreement the couple made at the outset of their partnership in the 1,000-acre Chateau Miraval estate, which they bought in 2008
The company is ‘indirectly owned’ by Yuri Shefler, who is based in the United Kingdom. According to the legal filing, he is designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as an ‘oligarch in the Russian Federation’
Another Us Weekly insider claimed he has privately ‘been lamenting to pals’ about how long the legal battle has dragged on and suspects Angelia ‘will never agree to joint custody and is going to run out the clock until the kids are 18.’
He is said to believe Jolie is plotting for the children to ‘want nothing to do with’ their father as adults – but per the source: ‘Brad will not give up the fight.’
Although they became legally single in 2019, their custody battle has raged on, in addition to which they are also fighting over the winery they co-owned in France.
Recently Jolie has denied Pitt’s claims that she sold her stake in his French vineyard for malicious reasons, after the actor accused her in court documents of trying to destroy him.
She and Pitt bought the property together back in 2008, and have hosted parties at the winery over the years. The couple even got married at the South of France chateau.
But after they split, Jolie sold her half of the thriving Chateau Miraval winery in October to a company run by Yuri Shefler, the owner of the company that makes the flagship Russian vodka Stolichnaya – renamed Stoli.
The company is a subsidiary of Stoli Group, meaning it is ‘indirectly owned’ by Shefler, who is based in the United Kingdom.
Pitt then filed a lawsuit against the Maleficent actress earlier this year. In it, he accuses Jolie of trying to damage him by secretly selling her stake to ‘a Russian oligarch’ with ‘poisonous intentions’ – which allegedly include a plan to take complete control of the multi-million dollar business.
He claimed the sale represented ‘a massive international liability’ given Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and said Jolie’s motivation for the sale was to ‘inflict harm on Pitt.’
A source close to Jolie, though, has now refuted those claims, telling PEOPLE: ‘Mr. Pitt’s lawsuit is an extension of a false narrative, and the truth of the situation has still never been made public.
‘After the events that led to Ms Jolie filing for divorce, and her years devoted to caring for their children, Ms Jolie and the children have not been able to return to the property, and she made the difficult decision to sell her stake in the business,’ the unnamed source said.
They claimed that Jolie ‘made multiple offers to her ex-husband, and knowing the business will be inherited by their children, she found a business partner with experience in the alcohol industry.
‘It’s unfortunate that after she properly and legally exited the business, Mr Pitt is entangling her in multiple lawsuits,’ the source said.
But a source close to Pitt said the argument did not make sense, claiming: ‘The best way to retain value for the family would have been for one of their parents to retain ownership of an increasingly valuable asset.
‘There’s a lot more value in a family owning 100 percent, than 40 to 50 percent,’ the source noted.
He has a type: After Jolie, Pitt was linked to 29-year-old Polish native Nicole Potur – short for Nicole Poturalski – who works as a model but the relationship seems to have been brief
It is mere meters away from the coast, with the design intended to keep the property in keeping with the rocks as though it were part of the coastline
The intricate brickwork on the outer part of the property was painstakingly designed by the architect, who wanted it to be a part of the rocky coastline
A roaring fire was lit in the open planned home, with rustic fittings and light wood doors adorning the inside. Artwork and a chandelier were hung on the walls and ceilings with a floral arrangement decorating the inside of the property
The lightly furnished interior could be set to change under the new ownership of the Hollywood star, though he reportedly enjoys the ‘Craftsman style’ of the stunning property
Each stone was reportedly hand picked by the architect, who even chose which stones would form a path outside of the property
Despite the ongoing disputes with his ex-wife, Pitt appears to want to keep moving forward as he was reportedly dating model Nicolle Poturalski briefly.
The Bullet Train actor has been seeing a new woman, but is not in a ‘serious’ relationship, a source told People in July.
‘He’s dating, but is not in a serious relationship,’ the insider said about the Hollywood icon who was previously wed to Friends vet Jennifer Aniston and engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow.
Along with turning heads with his casual dating, Pitt also made waves after dishing out $40million for the historic D. L. James house, known as ‘Seaward,’ that overlooks California’s stunning central coast.
The A-List actor bought the 1918 home in the celebrity haven of Carmel last month, in what is believed to be the highest priced property ever to be sold in the area.
Locals are reportedly thrilled to have another big-name celebrity in their midst, especially after the iconic property has sat empty for years.
Pitt is reportedly a big fan of Craftsman-style homes, which could be why he has purchased his latest bachelor pad.
Known as the D.L. James House, the property was designed by 20th century architect Charles Sumner Greene.
He designed the property on a piece of land owned by infamous author Daniel Lewis James, who wrote ‘Famous All Over Town’, naming the property on the Carmel highlands after him.
It has been owned by Searock since 1999, a limited liability company tied to the late Chicago financier Joe Ritchie and his wife, Sharon Ritchie.
Aerial images of the property show just how close it is to the coast line, ensuring total privacy for Mr Pitt when he visits the property
The property is a stones throw from the stunning California coast, with Mr Greene hand picking a large amount of the stones that were used in his project
Inside the property is littered with eclectic furniture when it was pictured in 1997, and has a huge bay window with a view of the sea and trees
The design was intended to be in keeping with the rocky terrain, but some angles show just how close the $40million home is to the shore
Wood framed doors with large panels of glass allows the property to bask in the natural sunshine of the Californian coast
The luxury property, which is just meters from the beach, boasts a ‘wooden aesthetic’ and is built from locally quarried sandstone and granite.
It has arched windows, with bricks ‘individually chosen’ by Charles Greene, and a tiled Mediterranean-style roof.
The Gamble House, an organization dedicated to the work of Greene and Green, the firm put together by Mr Greene and his brother Henry, say that the property is unlike the siblings’ homes in Pasadena.
According to the organization’s website, as part of the design Mr. Greene ‘built up the outer walls so that they appear to be growing out of the cliffs.’
Photographer Alexander Vertikoff snapped the exclusive pictures of the property in 1997.
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