Brad Pitt doesn’t want to abandon his film career in the wake of his divorce from Angelina Jolie, but the 52-year-old actor claims his attention will be devoted to more important matters. The actor will not attend the screening of his new film, “Voyage of Time,” in order to focus more on his family.
“[Filmmaker] Terrence [Malick]'s ‘Voyage of Time’ is an incredibly beautiful and unique experimental IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time,” Pitt, 52, said in a statement to Access Hollywood Tuesday. “I'm very grateful to be part of such a fascinating and educational project, but I'm currently focused on my family situation and don't want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film, which I encourage everyone to see.”
Since his split from Jolie, 41, Pitt has been accused of abusing his six children. In a statement last week, the FBI said it is “continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued."
When Jolie filed for divorce on Sept. 19, she asked for sole custody of their children Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. Jolie cited irreconcilable differences and is not seeking spousal support. The Academy Award-winning actress, who is being represented by celebrity lawyer Laura Wasser, asked for a judge to grant her estranged husband visitation rights, but Pitt reportedly wants joint custody.
He hasn’t seen his kids since the divorce filing, reports claimed.
Jolie reportedly filed for divorce after Pitt got into an altercation with son Maddox on a private plane, and with sources claiming there is video footage of the outburst. Another accusation is that Pitt was intoxicated during the argument. Pitt “knows the severity of the allegations and wants to be cleared of abuse,” an insider told Us Weekly Saturday.
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