According to new messages Angelina Jolie ‘s attorney has asked the court to remove Judge John W. Ouderkirk from her and… Brad Pitt ‘s custody case again! This comes months after the first request was rejected.
But is she on this purely because she wants to delay their legal battle?
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This is reportedly how Brad Pitt feels about the whole thing!
A few months ago, Brad was given joint custody of the 5 minor children they share.
This came a whopping 4 years after Angelina filed for custody of the little ones.
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However, their legal battle is far from over since Jolie and her attorney lobbied to remove the judge hearing the case, arguing that John W. Ouderkirk was not impartial because he had ties to one of Brad’s attorneys.
She argues in some legal documents that she was therefore denied “a fair trial, improperly excluding the evidence relevant to the health and well-being of the children, which is essential to defend her case.”
Her attorney continued, “Until Ms. Jolie asked, only the judge knew what was going on, and the opposing attorney… was shocked that this was happening. Mrs. Jolie knew nothing of what had happened between Pitt’s counsel and the judge.’
On the other hand, Brad’s attorney claimed that she was well aware of the alleged conflict of interest from the start and only used it as a “postponement tactic” of their custody decision.
“Here in a custody case that has been going on for so long, the kids are getting older… and it would be extremely unfair to allow such a delaying tactic. There were no surprises… Mrs. Jolie and her counsel knew all about the relationship and the grounds.’
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