The actor further accuses Jolie of changing her mind about selling her stake to him following a temporary ruling in his favor in their custody battle. In late May 2021, about four months before the announcement, a retired judge hired to arbitrate the case had granted Pitt joint custody of the former couple’s children.
The Eternals actress—who shares Maddox, now 21, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14, with her ex—later took legal action and a California appeals court agreed with her that the judge who made the ruling should be disqualified from the case because he didn’t disclose business relationships with Pitt’s lawyers sufficiently. Their custody case is ongoing.
“In the wake of the adverse custody ruling, she no longer wanted to sell to Pitt,” the actor states in his amended complaint, “notwithstanding her contractual obligations and years of assurances to him.”
Jolie has not responded to Pitt’s latest filing but had alleged in 2022 court documents that she was not obliged to sell her stake to her ex. E! News has reached out to her attorney for comment and has not heard back.