Brad Pitt "Heartbroken" Over Angelina Jolie's "Abuse" Claims Against Him

Brad Pitt "Heartbroken" Over Angelina Jolie's "Abuse" Claims Against Him

"Brad is heartbroken it has come to this," a source revealed, adding that "His priority has always been his relationship with his children." 

Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2007 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Fans of Brangelina were left reeling in shock after Angelina Jolie revealed she was more than willing to submit proof of authenticity of her claims of domestic violence against ex-husband Pitt. This allegation comes just before their trial over custody of their children. A source close to Pitt tells ET that the actor is "heartbroken" by Jolie's claims going public. A source close to Pitt tells ET Online that the actor is "heartbroken" by Jolie's claims going public. "Brad is anxious to get custody worked out so that the family can finally move on," the source says. "He just wants to spend time with his children and move in a positive direction. His priority has always been his relationship with his children." 


Pitt and Jolie share six children- Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, twins Knox and Vivienne, 12. Three of them are adopted while three are their biological children. According to court records, On March 12, the same day that Jolie filed proof against pit for abuse, Jolie also filed another document under seal regarding the testimony of their minor children. "Brad is heartbroken it has come to this," the source adds. "Those around him feel Angelina's claims are to sway the court in her favor. Brad has never attacked her." Another source previously told ET, "This is just another case of Angelina changing the narrative when it suits her."


They continued: "Aside from the one accusation that she made in 2016 that was investigated and dismissed, there have never been any other records, police reports, or even accusations until it suited her case." In a statement to ET at the time, Jolie expressed relief that the investigation had concluded. "The job of the DCFS is to make sure the children are in a safe and secure situation," the statement read. "As we said earlier this week, childcare professionals encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides that were in the best interest of the children."


"Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal.” It has been reported that the documents were submitted in connection with the 2016 child abuse incident against Brad Pitt. It was alleged that while Jolie and Pitt were in an argument, Maddox got in between trying to calm things down, but a furious Pitt yelled at him. However, it was alleged that he'd hit the child, though it's been proven that's not true.


The case was closed after Pitt was cleared of allegations of child abuse by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Child and Family Services back in 2016. Then, in a 2017 interview with GQ Style, Pitt addressed the issue. "I was really on my back and chained to a system when Child Services was called," he said. "And you know, after that, we've been able to work together to sort this out. We're both doing our best. I heard one lawyer say, 'No one wins in court -- it's just a matter of who gets hurt worse.' And it seems to be true." Most recently, Jolie, in an interview with the British Vogue, said that the past few years have been hard. 


"I’ve been focusing on healing our family," she said. "It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body." She says she hasn't healed from the trauma completely, but she's looking forward to it, especially since she's getting comfortable with her age. "But I’m not there. I’m not there yet. But I hope to be. I’m planning on it. I do like being older. I feel much more comfortable in my forties than I did when I was younger. Maybe because… I don’t know… maybe because my mom didn’t live very long, so there’s something about age that feels like a victory instead of a sadness for me."


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