Angelina Comes After Brad’s Excuse For Child Support: ‘A Loan Is Not Child Support’
Angelina Jolie hit Brad Pitt with a load of truth via her lawyer Samantha Bley DeJean, who said to People that the court filing “was both legally appropriate and factually accurate in all respects.”
Brad claimed her report was an “effort to manipulate the media,” and many of his friends have since come out to support him as a good dead — not a deadbeat dad who doesn’t pay child support, like she claims.
“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,” Samantha said.
Angelina said in a court filing that Brad has not been paying “meaningful” child support during their separation. He responded with his own court filing stating he had paid over $1.3 million to provide for the actress and their six children, as well as a loan of $8 million to help her purchase her current home.
The actress’s lawyer said as far as the house goes, he “loaned Angelina money, for which he is charging her interest on a payment plan.” She said the actress will “honor that loan,” but said, “A loan is not, however, child support and to represent it as such is misleading and inaccurate.” Therefore, Angelina “is asking Brad to pay 50% of the children’s expenses,” adding that Brad “has not” paid his share.
The lawyer added, “Angelina has had to shoulder the majority of those without his contribution for the past two years. Child support is not optional in California. Typically a father of means would pay these expenses voluntarily without the need for a request or court order. We are hopeful that this can be resolved without further delay or posturing.”
Read more at People.