After Angelina Jolie claimed in court documents that her estranged husband, Brad Pitt, hadn't paid "meaningful" formal child support since their split about two years ago, the actor's attorneys fired back in a new filing of their own Wednesday, aserting that Pitt has contributed more than $1.3 million in bills for Jolie and their six children and loaned the actress $8 million to help her buy her current home.
He submitted paperwork detailing the funds Pitt has handed over to date, revealing he "loaned" his estranged wife $8 million to buy the house she and their kids are now living in, and has paid in excess of $1.3 million "in bills for the benefit of (Jolie) and the minor children".
Brad's lawyers have responded to Angelina's latest attack where she claimed in legal docs he hasn't paid "meaningful child support" since their split in September 2016.More news: Iran sanctions: U.S. can't stop our oil exports, says minister
"Given that the informal arrangements around the payment of the children's expenses have not been regularly sustained. for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file. for the establishment of a retroactive child support order", the documents stated.
The papers add that Angelina's new legal papers were "unnecessary, omits material information and is a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage". Ms Jolie's spokesperson told The Telegraph: "The court filing was meant to provide closure to the marriage in a way that clears a path towards the next stage of their lives and allows her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their children". Neither side specified what those issues were.
The papers say, "There is no need for a Case Management Conference to schedule a hearing or filing deadlines regarding child support". Pitt's response said that a status conference that is already scheduled would serve the same goal.More news: Smash Bros. Ultimate Limited Edition for Nintendo Switch Announced
In June, Pitt and Jolie's custody battle hit a fever pitch and a judge required Jolie tell their children that the "court has determined that not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them", that they are "safe with their father", and that having a healthy relationship with both parents is "critical".
Pitt and Jolie were married for two years and enjoyed a and a 10-year romance that had made the pair one of Hollywood's most glamorous couples.More news: Mauricio Pochettino hails Tottenham Hotspur's Academy after successful USA tour
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