There is no indication that the FBI will reopen the investigation into Angelina Jolie's battle with Brad Pitt on a private plane in 2016, despite a new FBI report surfacing this week. According to a friend of Pitt, Jolie was trying to smear her ex-husband during their ongoing custody battle, reported another source.
The statute of limitations has passed and they have seen all the information at hand. There is nothing new here. They considered Angelina's allegations at the time and did not file charges," the source said. "There is no chance they will reopen the case since the FBI thoroughly investigated the incident.
The FBI declined to comment on the case, a spokesperson told another source. There was no comment from Pitt or Jolie's representatives, the outlet reported. The "Bullet Train" actor's unidentified friend noted that despite Pitt recounting the same details from the FBI report in their ongoing custody battle, a judge still granted half custody to Pitt.
There were at least two legal contexts where Angelina's claims were raised: the plane incident and then a custody trial. Brad was awarded 50/50 custody in one case and no charges were brought in another," the friend said.
A lawsuit filed against the FBI earlier this year over the agency's investigation into the Sept. 14, 2016, plane fight that prompted Jolie to file for divorce from Pitt was revealed this week as Jolie's. In her suit, she reportedly sought to find out why no criminal charges were brought against her ex-husband.
She requested FBI documents about the incident through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) under the anonymous name "Jane Doe," People reported. During a private jet flight from France to Los Angeles, Jolie and Pitt allegedly had a verbal and physical fight, according to an FBI report from 2016. Their six children were upset after Pitt allegedly grabbed and pushed her.
A black-and-white photo of Jolie's hand and elbow allegedly shows bruises. Several parts of her children's handwritten descriptions of the incident were redacted, as well. By November of that year, Pitt had not been charged as a result of the FBI investigation. Additionally, DCFS concluded its investigation of the incident earlier that month without finding any abuse.
In addition, a close friend of Pitt told People that Jolie wants to inflict pain on Pitt by revealing details of their plane altercation nearly six years ago. It was investigated. Materials were prepared, reviewed together, and he wasn't charged," the unverified source said.
Is there any reason why someone might file an anonymous FOIA request for the material they have had for years, wasting public resources and court time? There is only one reason: to inflict the greatest amount of pain on her ex. This is not beneficial for the children or the entire family.
In addition, the source stated that the 2016 FBI report was "not a factual document" and only included Jolie's version of events. This investigation resulted in no charges. It is standard for these types of things not to be released," said another source. During their divorce proceedings in September 2016, Jolie filed for custody of their children.
The couple is officially divorced, but are still involved in a custody dispute over their minor children, 17-year-old Zahara, 16-year-old Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14 years old. Pax, 18, and Maddox, 21, are sons.