Over the past several days, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (who split up nearly two years ago) have taken their ongoing divorce to the court of public opinion, as both TMZ and more traditional gossip publications like People and Us Weekly have been receiving/publishing statement after statement (and presumably leak after leak) from the lawyers for both parties.
What it boils down to is a war of words—or, more specifically, legal briefs. Early this week Angelina filed court documents claiming Brad hasn’t been paying her “meaningful child support.” Then Brad filed court documents of his own claiming that he gave her like $9 million for the kids and a house, adding that Jolie’s documents were “a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage.” And then, late Wednesday afternoon, Angelina’s team released a statement to People saying, in part:
“[Jolie’s court filing] was both legally appropriate and factually accurate in all respects... What has been filed by Brad’s side today is a blatant attempt to obfuscate the truth and distract from the fact that he has not fully met his legal obligations to support the children.”
Note that Wednesday evening’s statement was prepared by attorney Samantha Bley DeJean, and not Laura Wasser, the iconic celebrity divorce lawyer whom TMZ claims has quit Angie’s case because it’s too “hostile.” If that’s true, I feel her! This is a mess.
And now, here’s Lindsay Lohan on women who don’t file police reports after being sexually harassed or assaulted by men:
“Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways. If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. You make it a real thing by making it a police report... I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women. You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened... I can’t speak on something I don’t live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women.”
Congrats to dicks!
- The one Jonas and Sansa went biking in New York City yesterday, which is something I will never do because I don’t have a death wish! [Just Jared]
- Demi is doing better, per some people close to her. [Us Weekly]
- OMG. Sam Asghari “become a stabilizing force in Britney’s life, without stifling her or trying to make her into someone she’s not.” Love is real. [Us Weekly]
- Does Iggy Azalea still make music or does she just talk to people about her boyfriends? [People]