Brad Pitt hits back at Angelina Jolie's child support claim

Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie and their children Pax Knox and Vivienne arrive at Tokyo International Airport

Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie and their children Pax Knox and Vivienne arrive at Tokyo International Airport

She has claimed that Brad hasn't paid "meaningful child support" since they're separation but Brad quickly defended himself in his filing by saying when a hearing was scheduled for August 21, Angelina made no mention of child support issues. On Tuesday, the 43-year-old actress' attorney filed papers in the Los Angeles Superior Court saying that she wanted a judgement "returning the parties to single status during calendar year 2018", stated the report.

Oh, and they also made sure to call Angie's latest moves a "thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage".

In a court filing on Wednesday, the star's legal team said he had paid more than $1.3m (£1m) in costs and loaned $8m to Jolie to help her buy a house. Jolie Pitt says she wants her divorce from Brad Pitt finalized before the end of the year, and that she intends to seek retroactive child support.

Today, "Extra" obtained Brad's response.

"Brad was asked to assist in the expense of a new home for Angelina and the children, but instead he loaned Angelina money, for which he is charging her interest on a payment plan", she continued.

In June, US Weekly reported that Jolie and Pitt had reached a new temporary custody agreement, which laid out all of the dates during the [northern hemisphere] summer that the actor would have custody of Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, Vivienne, 10 and Knox, 10.

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"[Pitt] has a statutory duty to pay child support".

Pitt forks over hundreds of thousands each month on therapists for his six children, travel expenses and round-the-clock bodyguards, sources told Page Six.

The divorce filing, citing irreconcilable differences, triggered a bitter custody dispute during which Pitt was investigated and cleared of child abuse.

Another source added: 'Brad has completely lived up to his commitments as far as child support and will continue to do so'.

In June, Pitt and Jolie's custody battle hit a fever pitch and a judge required Jolie tell their children that the "court has determined that not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them", that they are "safe with their father", and that having a healthy relationship with both parents is "critical".

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