© Reuters. Actress Angelina Jolie speaks alongside members of Congress about the Violence Against Women Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2022. REUTERS / Tom Brenner / File Photo
By Jack Queen
(Reuters) – Angelina Jolie detailed what she described as abusive behavior by ex-husband Brad Pitt in a court filing on Tuesday, escalating a legal battle over a winery. in France that the former couple once shared and revealed new details about the dissolution of their marriage.
The filing in Los Angeles court alleges that Pitt sought to condition Jolie to sell her stake in the winery under a non-disclosure agreement.
Jolie’s filing describes an episode during a flight on a private jet in September 2016, where Pitt allegedly “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her” before “pushing her against the bathroom wall.” Pitt also “strangled one of the children and hit another child in the face,” the complaint alleges.
Pitt’s attorneys did not immediately respond to questions Tuesday.
The filing brings counterclaims against Pitt in a lawsuit he filed against Jolie and her former agency in February. Pitt alleges that it was illegal for Jolie to sell a stake in September 2021 in the Chateau Miraval winery to an international beverage company because the couple had agreed that they would never sell their interest without without the consent of the other party.
Jolie said in Tuesday’s filing that no such agreement existed and that Pitt refused to buy her unless she agreed to an “unconscionable gag order” regarding his conduct. ta.
In her filing, Jolie also said the FBI investigated the incident on the plane and “concluded that the government may have reason to charge Pitt with a federal crime.” Pitt has not been charged and an FBI spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.