An alleged dramatic event involving Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, on a private jet was described in recently discovered FBI records.
The alleged violent incident occurred in September 2016, and it served as the impetus for the couple’s divorce, which Jolie filed for just five days later.
According to FBI documents obtained by Rolling Stone, Jolie told FBI investigators that Pitt had yelled at her, “grabbed her by her head,” shook her, and “pushed her into the restroom wall” during a flight from Europe back to Los Angeles. Additionally, she admitted to officials that Pitt struck the plane’s ceiling repeatedly.
The incident purportedly scared the couple’s children, who ranged in age from 8 to 15 at the time. Pitt allegedly sprinted at the boy “like he was ready to attack” after one of the kids called him a “p***k,” according to the records.
At this point, Jolie “jumped up and grabbed Pitt round his neck with her arms, ‘like in a choke hold,’ […] Pitt purportedly threw himself back, pushing Jolie into the seats behind them, causing injury to her back and elbow,” per Rolling Stone.
Officials from Child Welfare looked into the event shortly after, according to a report in People, but Pitt was found not guilty. Additionally, the FBI finished looking into the accusations against Pitt.
Pitt has consistently angrily refuted the claims, but he acknowledged to GQ that his alcoholism had “become a problem” around the time that they split up.
The issue is once again in the news as new information revealed in documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight indicates that Jolie wanted to sue the FBI for failing to press charges against Pitt.
According to court records, a lady who only went by the name Jane Doe was suing the FBI for information about a probe into an incident that matched the specifics of the claimed altercation Pitt and Jolie had on the private plane.
The woman at the center of the court dispute requested anonymity because of her “public prominence,” according to the records.
The FBI “did not notify her,” according to Jane Doe, that they had decided to end their inquiry into allegations of physical and verbal abuse against her and her children.
According to the records, Jane Doe filed the complaint as a result of the dramatic mid-air altercation in an effort to “better comprehend the FBI’s investigation and collect information necessary for her children to receive medical care and trauma counselling.”
According to the records, Jane Doe thought the FBI’s responses to her inquiries were “legally insufficient.”
Since these documents had been heavily blacked at the time, it wasn’t evident who Jane Doe was. She is, in fact, Angelina Jolie, according to a recent study by Puck.
Jolie hasn’t discussed the incident in public, but she did make a passing reference to it in a 2021 interview with The Guardian, claiming that she had felt “scared for her safety” throughout her marriage to Pitt.