Angelina Jolie feels court failed by not letting kids testify

Angelina Jolie feels the California court system has failed her by not letting her children testify in her custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt, sources inform Page Six.

The choose’s tentative resolution to give Pitt joint custody of the kids got here after nearly five years of legal wrangling — and Jolie has vowed to combat on.

While she’s not upset at sharing custody, as we revealed on Wednesday, she had just lately submitted alleged proof of home abuse by Pitt to the court that continues to be underneath seal.

“The custody schedule was always determined by the court,” a supply conversant in the scenario instructed us. “It’s unhappy that Brad’s individuals are gloating a couple of potential win when beating a system that exists to guard households and kids from points that hurt their well-being is not one thing to brag about.

“The heart of this dispute has not been about keeping the children apart from their father, it’s been Angelina asking for care for her family,” the supply added. “Her motivations have never been to deny the children a relationship with their father.”

We’re instructed Jolie is primarily upset that Judge John Ouderkirk declined to let her and Pitt’s six kids testify in court.

The actress, 45, final yr made a authorized bid to have the choose — who officiated her marriage to Pitt in 2014 — thrown off the case.

She’s at the moment awaiting a choice from the appellate court, which might imply Judge Ouderkirk’s resolution might be voided.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 84th Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood.
Pitt and Jolie have been legally married from 2014 to 2019.
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The supply insisted that Jolie by no means desires different households to undergo what she did, including: “This system is at fault, and Angelina is focused on fighting a system that does not take into account the full set of issues that affect her family and other families in this situation. She’s working hard to ensure that other families don’t go through her experience.”

However, different sources identified that Judge Ouderkirk made his resolution final week following hours of testimony from little one companies staffers, therapists and different professionals, all of whom had spoken to the Jolie-Pitt kids.

An insider conversant in the divorce instructed Page Six that Pitt’s final goal was all the time “just to spend more time with his children, to make sure they’re healthy, happy and cared for,” including that the actor, 57, is being cautious not to rejoice because it’s nonetheless a tentative ruling.

“The process isn’t over, and every step of the way Angie has resorted to extreme tactics to misrepresent her story [to the media] and to destroy anyone who goes against her — therapists, experts and even the judge,” the insider claimed. “And on the finish of the day, Angie was discovered not to be credible by all of those individuals.

“She thought there would be charges brought against Brad after the plane incident, she dropped her lawyer Laura Wasser and claimed that Brad owed her millions in support, which was untrue.”

Angelina Jolie poses with kids Vivienne, Zahara, Shiloh and Knox at the 2019 "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" premiere.
Jolie with kids Vivienne, Zahara, Shiloh and Knox on the 2019 “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” premiere.
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Jolie has continuously taken her kids on the purple carpet and out within the full glare of the cameras.

They have been seen all posing along with her — sans Maddox, who was studying at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea — during the premiere and press tour for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” in 2019.

She then included them in a glossy cover story and photo shoot for British Vogue in February, entitled “At Home With Angelina Jolie,” which captured her and the kids on the property previously owned by Hollywood legend Cecil B. DeMille’s home in Los Feliz, Calif. Jolie purchased the property for $24.5 million in 2017.

The supply alleged that the “Tomb Raider” star had used the kids as “tools through the [court] process,” including, “Brad has never referenced his kids — apart from thanking them in his Oscar speech — and he didn’t reveal his court win, Angie did.”

Reps for each Jolie and Pitt declined to remark.

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