The divorce and custody battles between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting very messy. Jolie wants her soon-to-be former husband to be tested for drugs, or she will ask for his visitations to be denied. Meanwhile, Pitt is furious over leaked confidential documents by Jolie’s team. The power couple announced their surprising split in the fall, and since then Mrs. Jolie has temporary custody all of their six children, which include fraternal twins, Vivienne and Knox, 8, Shiloh, 10, Zahara, 11, Pax, 13, and Maddox, 15.
There has been a real smear campaign against the Oscar-winning actor from Jolie and her staff to get full custody of the children. It was first claimed that Pitt’s bad temper got the best of him prompting the “12 Years a Slave” producer to lash out at his adoptive son, Maddox, aboard a flight.
It was later revealed that while a screaming match did occur between the father and his teenage son, contrary to rumors he never physical harmed Maddox. In the past weeks, the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” actress hired Laura Wasser, a great divorce lawyer, who represented some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Ryan Reynolds, Heidi Klum, Ashton Kutcher, Christina Aguilera, and Johnny Depp.
Wasser, who is known for getting her clients great deals by any means necessary, is making sure that she paints the “Burn After Reading” star as an unstable man with anger issues, who is very demanding and may be a drug addict.
A series of court documents that were leaked to the media showed that Jolie has requested that Pitt goes through random drug and alcohol tests not once, not twice, but four times per month. The leaked documents also revealed that the exes are engaged in a bitter war of words via their lawyers over what they want to remain private and what they want to share with the general public.
The media has obtained a batch of emails between Wess and Pitt’s attorney where they go at it over the fact that sensitive information about the children’s therapists had leaked. The two parties are blaming each other for the information getting spread instead of focusing on the well-being of the children, who are going through a terrible situation.
Pitt’s lawyer, Lance S. Spiegel, said in an email to Jolie’s attorney: “The minor children should be protected from embarrassment and stigma resulting from public access to information concerning their emotional status and their relationships with their parents.” Pitt wrote: “[Jolie] and I have been unable to agree on a custody schedule and I intend to file a Request for Orders to establish a schedule unless an agreement is reached.”
He went on to explain: “I am extremely concerned that if court records regarding custody are not sealed, information contained therein will cause irreparable damage to our children’s privacy rights.”
The feuding parents will appear in court in January to pursue the nasty custody battle.