Angelina Jolie is “desperately trying to find something new” in her ongoing fight with ex-husband Brad Pitt after allegedly suing the FBI for records that she already had, according to sources close to Pitt.
The actress is believed to have filed a suit against the bureau in April — anonymously, as Jane Doe — requesting documents related to an investigation concerning Pitt, reportedly in a bid to find out why no criminal charges were brought against her ex following the 2016 flight that led her to file for divorce.
The report, seen by Page Six, has been released, and shows that the assistant United States attorney and the assistant United States chief of the Criminal Division discussed the case in November 2017 before a decision was reached not to proceed with charges against Pitt.
In the initial FBI report, Jolie told officials that she believed Pitt was “mad” from the time they boarded the private jet from Nice, France, to the US, with their six kids: Maddox, now 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14.
During the September 14, 2016, flight, Jolie said that her then-husband, who had been drinking, took her to the rest room, where he “grabbed her by the head, shaking her,” and also shook her by the shoulders as they argued over one of their children.
She alleged that he punched the ceiling of the plane four times after telling her, “You’re f***ing up this family.”‘ When the kids asked, “Are you OK, Mummy?,” Pitt allegedly replied: “No, she’s not OK, she’s ruining this family, she’s crazy.”
The couple shocked fans with news of their split in 2016. Picture: Mark Ralston/AFP
At this point, one of the kids — whose name was redacted from the report — yelled, “It’s not her, it’s you, you p***k!,” according to the report. Pitt then allegedly ran toward the child, but Jolie held him back, suffering injuries to her back and elbow in the process.
She submitted photos of her alleged injuries to the FBI for the report and also journals from the kids.
At another point during the flight, according to the initial FBI report, Jolie said that Pitt poured beer on her as she tried to sleep.
At the end of the flight, Jolie claimed that Pitt held the family back from deplaning for about 20 minutes after she told him she was taking the kids to a hotel in California to rest. She said he yelled, “You’re not taking my f**king kids” and that he pushed her.
Pitt disembarks a private jet after his honeymoon back in 2014. Picture: Splash News/Media Mode
Jolie and their kids were in tow. Picture: Splash News/Media Mode
Six days after the flight, Jolie filed for divorce. Although she and Pitt are now legally divorced, the exes are still warring over the custody of their minor children. As Page Six revealed earlier this month, the pair have been embroiled in another legal battle after a complaint was made to the California attorney general about Stan Katz, the child psychologist who spoke to their minor kids after the incident, earlier this year.
Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Jolie Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Knox Jolie Pitt arrive at the Premiere of Marvel Studios’ Eternals in 2021. Picture: Jesse Grant/Getty Images
The newly released FBI documents added: “This author provided both AUSAs copies of a probable cause statement related to this incident. After reviewing the document, representative of the United States Attorney’s Office discussed the merits of this investigation with the case agent. It was agreed by all parties that criminal charges in this case would not be pursued due to several factors.”
Pitt, pictured here at the LA premiere of his film Bullet Train earlier this month, quit drinking in 2017. Picture: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
In 2017, Pitt told GQ he had stopped drinking, adding: “I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family … I was boozing too much. It’s just become a problem. And I’m really happy it’s been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I’ve got my feelings in my fingertips again. I had to step away for a minute. And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good.”
A source close to Pitt insisted that all parties had been sent copies of all reports pertaining to the incident, adding: “Angelina and her team have been desperately trying to find something. This is all for show. This is all information that she already had five and a half years ago. There is nothing new here.”