While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are still in the process of divorce five years after the filing of the file, the actress opens up on the breakdown of the couple’s marriage. In a new interview with The GuardianJolie spoke about the domestic violence allegations she made against Pitt and how their relationship in part led her to be a children’s rights activist.
While explaining why she wrote her new book Know your rights, Jolie revealed that she has met too many children around the world whose basic human rights have been violated, before adding, “Then I had an experience in the United States with my own children and j ‘thought… I remembered the rights of the child, and I took them out, I looked at them and I thought: well, this is for when you are in a situation and you want to make sure that there is support for the children in your life. “
When asked what had happened to make her fear for her children’s rights, Jolie gave a vague answer. “I am still in my own legal situation,” she said. “I can’t talk about this.”
The reporter asked for information, asking if she was referring to her divorce from Pitt and the abuse charges, and Jolie nodded “yes”. Then she was asked if she feared for the safety of her children, and she replied, “Yes, for my family. All my family. Pitt previously admitted to having a drinking problem and yelling at one of his children, but denied ever being physically abusive.
RELATED: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Divorce Haunted My Own Relationship
As for her decision to file for divorce, she said: “I’m not the type of person who makes decisions like decisions I should take lightly. It took me a long time to be in a position. where I felt I had to separate from the father of my children. “
Elsewhere in the interview, she touched on the violation of the rights of her 17-year-old son, Maddox, who was denied the opportunity to speak out in the custody battle for his parents. In March, Jolie testified on behalf of her children to testify against Brad Pitt in court, but two months later a judge refused her permission. However, whatever the outcome of the case, she explained, “I just want my family to heal. And I want everyone to move forward – all of us, including their father. we heal and be at peace. We will always be a family. “