The ongoing legal dispute between the two divorced couples Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is entering the next round. As Jolie’s lawyer Paul Murphy now told the Daily Mail, Pitt is said to have become violent before the supposedly violent altercations during a flight from France to the USA in 2016. Jolie stated this in court on Thursday. Pitt’s alleged outburst of violence during the flight was the first to be directed against their children. Jolie herself had already been physically abused by him.

Ostensibly, the lengthy dispute between the two Hollywood superstars is about the sale of their former shared winery, Château Miraval, in the south of France. They both acquired the property in 2008 for a price of around 26 million euros. In 2008, her twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline were born in the hospital in Nice. In 2014 they celebrated their wedding on the estate with their six children. The events surrounding the flight from Nice to Los Angeles just two years later destroyed the family idyll forever.

Eight years ago, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt boarded a private jet from Nice to Los Angeles with their six children. It was believed that the winery in the south of France had become their unshakable hideaway since it was purchased in 2008. An allegedly violent argument during the flight between Brad Pitt on the one hand and Angelina Jolie and some of the children on the other is said to have led to the breakup of their marriage, which ended in divorce in 2019. In 2022, Jolie reported in detail in the ongoing court case how violent Pitt allegedly acted against her – and for the first time against some of her children – on the flight. There was talk of shaking, choking and a slap in the face. She and her six children were no longer able to return to the winery because of the pain Pitt had caused them.

Since Thursday, Jolie has made further serious allegations against her ex-husband. The freak out her ex-husband against her that she documented was far from the first of its kind. She had been suffering for a long time because Pitt was unable to control his nerves – even on the estate in France. The events during the flight were nothing new. According to Jolie’s lawyers, he refused anti-aggression training. That’s why Pitt pressured his ex-wife into a non-disclosure agreement in 2021. Jolie and her children should have committed at the time not to talk about his alleged attacks of abuse.

Pitt has denied all allegations of physical abuse and was not charged following an FBI investigation into the incident in 2016. His legal representatives always wanted to have recognized the same strategy behind Jolie’s statements: “Every time she doesn’t get what she wants, she adds completely untrue information,” said his lawyers in 2022. In the ongoing custody dispute over the six children, Pitt is striving for the same before sole custody. And this despite the fact that, according to Jolie’s lawyers, he has not had a stable relationship with some children “for years.” Nevertheless, the lawyers said on Thursday, their client advocates that the wishes and needs of the children be given priority. The legal dispute between the dream couple, who were once christened “Brangelina”, is likely to drag on for a long time.