Pictures purporting to show bruises on actress Angelina Jolie’s hand and elbow — which she said ere injured during the private plane altercation that immediately preceded her divorce from actor Brad Pitt — became public along with court filings pertaining to the FBI’s investigation into the dispute.
Page Six published two photos on Thursday that came from the now-public documents about the fight — which took place while the superstar couple traveled from France to Los Angeles — despite a request from “Jane Doe” (likely Jolie) asking that the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request be sealed to protect her children. A judge ruled against her request, however, and the documents were made public on Wednesday.
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Because the skies are considered to be federal jurisdiction, the FBI handled the investigation into Jolie’s allegations that Pitt, who she said had been drinking, had been verbally abusive and had manhandled her during the flight and once they landed, before anyone exited the plane.
Stating that the initial confrontation took place in a restroom on board the plane, Jolie claimed that Pitt had “grabbed her by her head,” “grabbed her by the shoulders,” and pushed her into the bathroom wall, yelling, ‘You’re f–king up this family.'”
At least two of the children were allegedly outside the door at the time, asking whether or not Jolie was all right.
“‘No, mommy’s not OK. She’s ruining this family. She’s crazy,'” Jolie claimed that Pitt responded to the children.
“‘It’s not her, it’s you, you p—k,'” one of the children replied, according to Jolie — and when Pitt appeared ready to run at one of the kids “like he was going to attack,” Jolie said that she tried to get him into a choke hold. She said that he attempted to get free of her grip by backing into the chairs behind her.
That was when Jolie alleged her back and elbow were injured, and she shared a photo of her bruised elbow with the FBI.
The injury on Jolie’s hand was described as “a rug burn type wound” — and a photo of that was also included in the report.
The newly-public documents also revealed that the FBI agent investigating the incident had prepared a probable cause statement and presented it to authorities, but after family services cleared Pitt of the abuse allegations, the FBI made an announcement declaring that no charges were going to be filed.
“Jane Doe” — who has now been outed by several sources as Jolie — filed a lawsuit against the Bureau, demanding information regarding why no charges had been filed.