Angelina Jolie has accused Brad Pitt of failing to support their kids financially amid the couple's long-running divorce. Jolie's lawyer claims Pitt, 54, hasn't paid 'meaningful' child support since the couple separated and now wants a court order forcing him to pay up.
Pitt's team are yet to formally respond. A Pitt source familiar with the situation hinted to Dailymail.com that the actor would likely fight the allegations, commenting: 'Brad always fulfills his commitments'.
Jolie's net worth has been estimated at $160 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth and in 2014, she was ranked 74th highest-earning celebrity by Forbes. The same site puts Pitt's net worth at $240million.
Jolie is allegedly making the divorce negotiations and child custody battle very hostile and has been 'out for blood' ever since her September 2016 divorce filing. It came amid allegations that Pitt had been 'rough' with one of their children on a private plane. Pitt was investigated but cleared of all wrongdoing.
The duo's divorce has apparently ground to a halt over disagreements about how much time Pitt gets with their six children; Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, Vivienne, 10 and Knox, 10. The rest of the divorce proceedings -such as division of assets, are described as being at 'kind of at an impasse at this point'.
According to UsWeekly, a major reason for the holdup is the Maleficent actress' resentment towards her World War Z star ex. 'She can't see past her anger for Brad that he is on his way to getting joint custody,' said the magazine.
A source connected to Pitt told TMZ that they believe Jolie wants 'to kill any relationship he has with his kids'. They also claim that there has been a lot of screaming on Jolie's part, adding, 'She's fueled with anger and has gotten ridiculously unreasonable.'
“It's become so bad that her lawyer Laura Wasser, who has represented many divorcing celebrities over the years, such as Ashton Kutcher during his split from Demi Moore, Heidi Klum and Seal as well as Mariah Carey amid her divorce from Nick Cannon, is apparently going to quit and has 'made it known' to Jolie because it's become too 'venomous'. ”
TMZ claims the 43-year-old actress has already hired another law firm to take over.
However Angelina's people have disputed that account. 'I've spoken directly to Laura,' Jolie's spokesperson told PEOPLE. 'The TMZ story is not true. She's not quitting now or in the future. '
Jolie is currently filming the sequel to Maleficent in London while Pitt films Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in LA.