Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood actor, said in a court filing related to a legal battle with her former husband Brad Pitt that she and their children were abused by Pitt during a plane ride in 2016.

The two Hollywood stars divorced over “irreconcilable differences” in 2016 after two years of marriage and 12 years of relationship. They are now engaged in a legal battle at a Los Angeles court over a dispute with the ownership of a French winery that they jointly owned while still in a relationship.

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The latest filing by Jolie in the case states that Pitt “choked” one of their sons and “struck” the other in the face. She claims that she was also “grabbed by the head” and “shook” by 58-year-old Pitt.

Who is Angelina Jolie? 

Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She is one of Hollywood’s most well-known faces around the world and has won one Academy award and three Golden globe awards for he performances. 

Her father, Jon Voight, is an Academy award-nominated actor and as a child Jolie made her screen debut alongside him in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982). Her brother studied filmmaking at the USC School of Cinema-Television and cast young Jolie in five of his student films.

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She made her professional debut in the science fiction movie Cyborg 2 in 1993. Although Jolie kept appearing on screen since her debut, the major breakthrough in her acting career happened in 1997, when she won her first golden globe award for TNT’s George Wallace. She became a star for her performance as Gia in HBO’s 1998 series of the same name.

She has acting credits for 65 movies and shows, producer credits for 15, and director credits for seven, according to IMDB.

Jolie’s first marriage was with Jonny Lee Miller, her costar from the 1995 movie Hackers. Her next marriage was with Billy Bob Thornton, her costar from Pushing Tin (1999), on May 5, 2000, in Las Vegas. 

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Her relationship and marriage with Brad Pitt became a scandal when she was accused of breaking off Pitt’s marriage with actor Jennifer Anniston. Pitt and Jolie had six children from their 14 year’s relationship. 

Jolie is also a prominent advocate for refugee rehabilitation, women’s rights and community development.