Angelina Jolie blasts ‘deplorable, misleading’ leak of custody documents


LONDON: Angelina Jolie has issued a response after court documents relating to her children were leaked and reported on in the press.
Earlier this week, it was reported that, according to the documents, the ‘Girl, Interrupted’ star could lose sole custody of her six children if they are not granted more time with their father, fellow actor Brad Pitt.
In a statement released via her spokesperson, Angelina has now criticised the leak, branding the situation “misleading”, “unfair” and “deplorable”.
The statement read (via People): “This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children. From the start, Angelina has been focused only on their health and needs, which is why it was so important that this last court hearing be conducted privately.
“It’s deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening.”
Brad and Angelina announced they had ended their relationship in 2016. During their time together, they welcomed four children, while he also became the legal father of her two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara.
In a joint statement released after the divorce announcement, the couple said: ”The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues.
“The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification.”
Following her high-profile split from Brad Pitt last year, Angelina Jolie has admitted she’s no fan of the single life. In fact, the Oscar-winner has said she finds “nothing nice” about her newfound single status, claiming this has been a particularly tough time for her in her personal life.
Opening up to the Sunday Telegraph, Angelina admitted: It’s been difficult. I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted. There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard.”
Similarly, she told the Sydney Morning Herald: “I’m trying to get through it by just moving forward and knowing it’s part of being human.
“Maybe sometimes it appears I am pulling it all together, but really in fact I am just trying to get through my days. I will eventually balance more and do more work, but because of family issues it’s been extremely tough.”Back in July, Angelina have her most candid interview about the break-up yet to Vanity Fair, during which she spoke about the toll the split had taken on both herself and her children.
Brad gave his side of the story two months earlier, revealing he had ditched boozing and smoking pot, which had “become a problem” in his marriage.