Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt has finally hit back at his estranged wife, actor Angelina Jolie, during a bitter custody battle over their six children, by requesting to have their divorce proceedings sealed.
Pitt’s lawyers at the California Superior Court have accused Jolie of releasing details of their temporary custody agreement through her recent court filings in the case.
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They claim Jolie “exposed” the children “by making public the names of their therapists and other mental health professionals.” The papers also claim that Jolie “has no self-regulating mechanism to preclude sensitive information from being placed in the public record.”
According to Pitt and his team, Jolie, “appears to be determined to ignore even agreed upon standards relating to the children’s best interest,” and so, they have asked Judge Richard J Burdge Jr to grant a motion sealing the case. A hearing has been scheduled for January 17.
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A source close to Jolie said that the couple had agreed days ago to seal the documents and that Pitt’s papers were unnecessary. But a source from Pitt’s team stated, “If they had agreed to that, there would be no need for a hearing on January 17.””
courtesy : express tribune