Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of ‘publicly impugning’ her character in new court documents saying actor is ‘terrified the truth will come out’

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    The custody battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is only getting uglier.

    Jolie is now accusing her estranged husband of ‘publicly impugning’ her character in new court documents that claim Pitt is ‘terrified the public will learn the truth’.

    The allegations came as Jolie approved of Pitt’s request that their children’s records be legally sealed.

    Pitt, 53, and his legal team asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to seal all records relating to their six children, claiming their accessibility is a violation of privacy, on Wednesday.

    Jolie, 41, agreed with his motives but accused Pitt of using court filings to deflect from his ‘own role in the media storm that has engulfed’ their children .

    Angelina Jolie is now accusing her estranged husband of 'publicly impugning' her character in new court documents that claim Pitt is 'terrified the public will learn the truth'

    Angelina Jolie is now accusing her estranged husband of ‘publicly impugning’ her character in new court documents that claim Pitt is ‘terrified the public will learn the truth’

    Jolie, 41,  accused Pitt of using court filings to deflect from his 'own role in the media storm that has engulfed' their children in new documents filed by her attorney Laura Wasser this week 

    Jolie, 41, accused Pitt of using court filings to deflect from his ‘own role in the media storm that has engulfed’ their children in new documents filed by her attorney Laura Wasser this week

    Jolie's team accused Pitt of superfluous court filings that 'could have been avoided' but are instead a 'desperate effort to obscure the truth which threatens his reputation'

    Jolie’s team accused Pitt of superfluous court filings that ‘could have been avoided’ but are instead a ‘desperate effort to obscure the truth which threatens his reputation’

    ‘There is no question that this case has been of extraordinary interest to the public since its inception,’ read the papers, filed by Jolie’s attorney Laura Wasser.

    ‘And there is little doubt that (Pitt) would prefer to keep the entire case private, particularly given the detailed investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Children and Family Services into allegations of abuse.’

    Wasser then goes on to claim that Jolie has not addressed ‘each and every false allegation made by (Pitt)’ in an effort to protect their children ‘from additional tabloid fodder’.

    ‘Her conduct in this case has been grossly mischaracterized by (Pitt)’, the statement continues.

    ‘Likely terrified that the public will learn the truth, (Pitt) is now casting blame at (Jolie) for the consequences of his own actions.’

    Jolie’s legal team then accuses Pitt of superfluous court filings that ‘could have been avoided’ and protected his children’s privacy, but are instead a ‘desperate effort to obscure the truth which threatens his reputation’.

    The papers also claim that Pitt has refused to follow the couple’s agreement that he will currently only have weekly therapeutic visits with his children.

    Since October 2016, therapists have been present during each of Pitt’s visits with his children Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

    The papers also claim that Pitt has refused to follow the couple's agreement that he will currently only have weekly therapeutic visits with his children

    The papers also claim that Pitt has refused to follow the couple’s agreement that he will currently only have weekly therapeutic visits with his children

     

    Since October 2016, therapists have been present during each of Pitt’s visits with his children Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne

    The allegations have come to light as Jolie approved of Pitt's request that their children's records be legally sealed (pictured) 

    The allegations have come to light as Jolie approved of Pitt’s request that their children’s records be legally sealed (pictured)

    Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt a week after the family took a flight from France to California in which the actor allegedly got in a fight with his son Maddox  

    Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt a week after the family took a flight from France to California in which the actor allegedly got in a fight with his son Maddox

    The frequency and duration of these visits are being decided by the children’s therapists, which the papers state were put in place by Jolie and Pitt after the infamous incident on a flight from Europe to California in September 2016.

    Pitt and his family allegedly got into an argument aboard a private plane in September, causing an anonymous source to call the DCFS.

    Pitt was exonerated in November by officials with the FBI and LA DCFS amid accusations he was physically abusive to Maddox during the flight from France.

    Although further weekly therapeutic visits have been scheduled through the end of January, Jolie’s team claims Pitt has made repeated requests for more.

    The papers state that Pitt’s legal team began requesting increased visitation in a non-therapeutic setting which ‘was not recommended by the children’s therapists and not agreed upon in the prior custody stipulation agreement’.

    It states that it is up to the therapists to decide, based on each child’s ‘individual feelings and progress’, when and how Pitt’s visits can increase.

    Aside from news of the documents, sources tell People magazine that Angelina’s lawyers insist Pitt’s accusations of her leaking information were only announced due to his fear of private information surfacing in the divorce proceedings.

    Pitt was exonerated in November by officials with the FBI and LA DCFS amid accusations he was physically abusive to Maddox during the flight from France

    Pitt was exonerated in November by officials with the FBI and LA DCFS amid accusations he was physically abusive to Maddox during the flight from France

    A source claims Maddox and Pax had 'no interest in seeing their dad' amid the ongoing strife

    A source claims Maddox and Pax had ‘no interest in seeing their dad’ amid the ongoing strife

    An insider said the children were at odds as some of the girls are 'accusing their older brothers of being responsible for their father'

    An insider said the children were at odds as some of the girls are ‘accusing their older brothers of being responsible for their father’