An unnamed Jane Doe with “public status” sued the FBI in April under the Freedom of Evidence Act, requesting that the agency provide information regarding claims that her “then-husband” physically and verbally assaulted her and their young children aboard a private plane “many years ago.” According to reports, a judge rejected a request to keep the case secret, which led to rumors that Jane Doe and her then-husband in question were Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Jolie charges Pitt soon after the divorce
Not just their given names were destroyed when “Brangelina” called it quits in 2016 after two years of marriage. The separation sparked a series of legal disputes that lasted for six years. Under the alias “Jane Doe,” Angelina Jolie appears to have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI in April.
The “knowledge” that Jolie, or Jane, is looking for dates back to September 14, 2016, when she and her former husband Brad Pitt were returning to Los Angeles on a private plane following a vacation with their six children in France. According to NBC and the New York Post, the lawsuit details a family fight with allegations of physical and verbal abuse.
After Jolie claimed that Pitt had “physically and verbally assaulted” her and their children while traveling on a private plane “many years ago,” she filed a lawsuit demanding that the FBI give over any papers pertaining to an investigation into Pitt. Documents pertaining to that discussion between the assistant U.S. attorney and the FBI are now being sought in Jolie’s new lawsuit. She claims the FBI still has “unredacted records and corroborating proof,” which she is now demanding.
A statement of probable cause was reportedly written and sent to the head of the U.S. Criminal Division in a recent update to the file. Prior to the FBI’s announcement, the Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office had said that Pitt would not face assault charges.
Pitt and Jolie’s divorce is still contentious six years after they separated. Pitt filed a lawsuit against Jolie earlier this year for ceding her ownership interest in their winery to a Russian tycoon.
Allegations of domestic violence resulting from the confrontation in September 2016 have long been mentioned as the reason Jolie filed for divorce. It has been said for years that Pitt and the couple’s 15-year-old oldest son, Maddox, also took part in the altercation.
The couple’s harsh, protracted custody battle over their six children turned this argument into its focal point, and Maddox, now 21, has been estranged from his father ever since. Along with Maddox, Jolie and Pitt also had twins Vivienne and Knox, 14, son Pax, 18, daughters Zahara and Shiloh, 17, and son Pax, 18.