Hollywood movie star, Angelina Jolie has accused her ex-husband, Brad Pitt of failing to support their kids financially amid the couple’s long-running divorce. This was made known by the lawyers to the 43-year-old actress who alleged on Tuesday that 54 year-old Brad who is also a movie star hasn’t paid ‘meaningful’ child support for 18 months.
According to court documents:
‘As of present, [Pitt] has paid no meaningful child support since separation,’ Jolie’s attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean wrote.
‘Given the informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file an RFO for the establishment of a retroactive child support order,’ the filing says.
Jolie is seeking the court to force Pitt to meet his financial obligations and arrange a meeting to discuss the issue.
Pitt’s team are yet to formally respond. A Pitt source familiar with the situation however hinted that the actor would likely fight the allegations, commenting:
‘Brad always fulfills his commitments’.
Later on in the day a spokesperson for Angelina explained to People why the star had requested child support to ‘provide closure to the marriage in a way that clears a path toward the next stage of their lives and allows her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their children.’