Angelina Jolie wants her kids to 'testify' in ongoing custody case against Brad Pitt after actor slams her latest win
ANGELINA Jolie wants her kids to “testify” in the ongoing custody battle against Brad Pitt.
The decision comes after the 57-year-old actor slammed his ex-wife’s latest win.
As their years-long custody battle continues to rage on, a source told Us Weekly: “Angelina feels it’s extremely important that the kids’ feelings about who they want to essentially spend time with are heard.
“She isn’t forcing the kids to testify. She has taken the advice of the children’s therapists. She is hopeful that going forward, with an impartial and fair judge, the children will be able to testify.”
The 46-year-old actress has been fighting Brad in court since they split in September 2016.
The former couple share six kids together: Maddox, 20, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 13.
Back in May, Judge John W. Ouderkirk granted joint custody to the Fight Club actor.
However, a California appeals court reportedly disqualified Judge Ouderkirk because he allegedly had not sufficiently disclosed matters involving the Seven Years in Tibet actor.
Judge Ouderkirk – who supposedly has history with the former couple – had reportedly married Brad and Angelina back in 2014.
It’s believed the lower courts ruled in Angelina's favor to remove Judge Ouderkirk and dropped his ruling from the custody case.
The attorneys for the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor argued the error made by Judge Ouderkirk was minor and was apparently not worth pulling out of his custody ruling.
The lawyers also claimed Angelina was allegedly looking for any reason to get the judge removed from the case.
Back in July, the court ruled: "Judge Ouderkirk's ethical breach, considered together with the information disclosed concerning his recent professional relationships with Pitts counsel, might cause an objective person, aware of all the facts, reasonably to entertain a doubt as to the judge's ability to be impartial. Disqualification is required," according to the Associated Press.
A spokesperson for Brad told The Sun following the court's decision: “The appeals court ruling was based on a technical procedural issue. The facts haven’t changed.
"There is an extraordinary amount of factual evidence which led the judge—and the many experts who testified—to reach their clear conclusion about what is in the children’s best interests. We will continue to do what’s necessary legally based on the detailed findings of what’s best for the children.”
BRAD FIGHTS BACK
Just days ago, Brad slammed Angelina’s custody win and demanded a "review" of the private judge ruling that sacked his 50-50 agreement.
According to the court papers obtained by PageSix, Brad will reportedly challenge his former wife’s win in their child custody case in the California Supreme Court.
A statement from the actor’s lawyers said: “We are seeking review in the California Supreme Court because the temporary judge, who had been appointed and repeatedly renewed by both sides, was improperly disqualified after providing a detailed, fact-based custodial decision, following a lengthy legal process with multiple witnesses and experts.”
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