California high court won’t hear Brad Pitt divorce appeal

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court docket on Wednesday refused to consider Brad Pitt’s appeal of a court ruling that disqualified the decide in his custody struggle with Angelina Jolie.

The courtroom denied a evaluation of a June appeals court final decision that stated the personal choose hearing the circumstance really should be disqualified for failing to adequately disclose his company relationships with Pitt’s lawyers.

The condition Supreme Court’s selection finalizes that ruling. It signifies the combat in excess of the couple’s five small children — which was nearing an conclusion — could just be obtaining started out.

“Ms. Jolie is concentrated on her spouse and children and happy that her children’s wellbeing will not be guided by unethical actions,” her lawyer, Robert Olson, claimed in an e-mail.

Pitt’s lawyer had previously argued that Jolie’s energy to disqualify the decide was aimed at blocking his tentative custody selection, which was favorable to Pitt, from using result.

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A assertion from a agent for Pitt on Wednesday stated the Supreme Court final decision “does not improve the amazing quantity of factual evidence which led the trial decide — and the a lot of authorities who testified — to arrive at their obvious summary about what is in the children’s finest pursuits.”

Jolie, 46, and Pitt, 57, had been among Hollywood’s most popular couples for 12 decades. A former Los Angeles County Excellent Court docket decide, John Ouderkirk, officiated at their 2014 wedding ceremony, then was employed to oversee their divorce when Jolie filed to dissolve the marriage in 2016.

He dominated the few divorced in 2019, but he separated the kid custody difficulties.

Jolie and Pitt have 6 children: 20-yr-aged Maddox, 17-year-old Pax, 16-calendar year-aged Zahara, 15-12 months-outdated Shiloh, 13-year-outdated Vivienne and 13-calendar year-outdated Knox. Only the 5 minors are matter to custody choices.

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