Brad Pitt responds to Angelina Jolie’s claims he ‘choked’ and ‘struck’ one of their children

Brad Pitt has responded to Angelina Jolie’s allegations he “choked” one of their children.

On Tuesday (4 October), as part of an ongoing legal battle over the French winery they once owned, Jolie filed a cross-complaint that contained new allegations of abuse against the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor.

In the court filings, which were obtained by The New York Times, Jolie’s lawyers claimed the alleged altercation occured onboard a private jet in 2016, where Jolie, 47, previously claimed the pair had a fight that led to their divorce.

The filings allege that Pitt “choked one of the children and struck another in the face” and “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her,” Pitt, 58, is also accused of “pouring beer on Jolie and “beer and red wine on the children”.

CNN reports that, in a new statement, Pitt’s representatives have refuted these claims. The Independent has contacted Pitt for additional comment.

The documnents also state that Jolie told FBI officials that Pitt yelled at her, “grabbed her by her head”, shook her, “pushed her into the bathroom wall”, and repeatedly punched the ceiling of the plane.

The records obtained by Rolling Stone and other outlets say the outburst occurred 90 minutes into the flight between France and Los Angeles on 14 September 2016.

In her statement, Jolie alleged that Pitt’s actions frightened their six children, who ranged from eight years old to 15 at the time.

The Maleficent star also claimed that Pitt consumed multiple alcoholic beverages during the flight and “poured beer on [Jolie] and the blanket she was under”. When the plane landed, she said it had sustained $25,000 worth of damage from spilt red wine.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pictured in 2009 (AFP via Getty Images)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pictured in 2009 (AFP via Getty Images)

No charges were filed following an investigation into the incident “due to several factors”, Rolling Stone reported.

In 2016, Pitt denied allegations he was abusive towards one of his children on the private jet.