Angelina Jolie can relax, now that a private judge is involved in her divorce from Brad Pitt. Her psychiatric records won’t be publicly exposed.
In November, news outlets speculated that Pitt was using “secrets” against her during their custody battle.
Jolie’s psychiatric records “will provide the foundation and a road map for the judge to rely on. It’s just one part of Brad’s strategy, but it’s a key component,” a source told In Touch Weekly.
Gossip Cop countered that claim, saying: “This simply isn’t the case. Gossip Cop checked in with a reliable source close to the situation, who tells us that mental health evaluations of both parents are completely standard practice in any custody battle. Jolie’s 16-year-old psych records are virtually unrelated to the current situation with custody. And, it should be noted, Pitt has never said Jolie is a bad mother.”
Monday night, Brangelina ensured that media won’t learn much more about the case.
“The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues,” said their statement first posted by People magazine. “The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification.”
E! Online noted that in December, a judge denied Pitt’s request to seal documents in his custody battle.
“Pitt, 53, and Jolie, 41, went on to make harsh claims about each other in a series of court filings,” E! said. “In one filing, Pitt said he was ‘extremely concerned’ that if the records were not sealed, his kids’ privacy rights would be damaged. His lawyers claimed Jolie ‘exposed the children by making public the names of their therapists and other mental health professionals.’ Her lawyers argued his filing was a ‘thinly-veiled attempt to shield himself, rather than the children, from the public view.'”
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