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Angelina Jolie Accused Of Delaying Child Custody War With Brad Pitt By Asking For A New Judge!

Angelina Jolie delays Brad Pitt custody battle

The kid gloves are coming off… again!

It feels like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been locked in a child custody stalemate forever, and it appears their legal war won’t be ending anytime soon. 

Nearly four years after their divorce case was filed in 2016, the Maleficent 2 star has reportedly asked to remove the private judge overseeing her protracted divorce and child custody battle with the actor. Why? Because of a potential conflict of interest in Brad’s favor — as Judge John W. Ouderkirk is apparently too closely connected with Pitt’s attorney, Anne C. Kiley!

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New court docs state that during the Jolie-Pitt proceedings, the judge has allegedly “failed to disclose the cases that demonstrated the current, ongoing, repeat-customer relationship between the judge and [Pitt’s] counsel.”

Sounds shady…

But, as per usual with high-profile cases, it’s said there’s more to the story: a source close to the case tells Page Six that Angie is, in fact, being the shady one!

According to the insider, this judge jumbling is a delay tactic by the Oscar winning actress because the case wasn’t going in her favor. The source explained that the main issue is custody of the couple’s kids and Jolie’s request for more child support, telling the outlet: 

“Jolie is basically trying to fire the private judge overseeing their divorce case. She has every right to do this, but if she thought she was in a good place in this legal proceeding, she wouldn’t need to do it. This is a classic case of someone expecting a bad decision trying to delay the process by asking for a new referee.” 

Well, momma’s been playing hard ball from the start, so we don’t expect her to stop now!

Related: Angelina Makes Rare Statement About Brad Split, Says It Was For ‘Wellbeing’ Of Kids!

The insider noted that Jolie’s tactic is a bit unusual, adding that while Pitt’s team is hoping to keep the same judge, which would ensure that the personal details divulged in the case are kept private, Ang is now getting a public court involved.

The source dished: 

“This is about how much time Brad gets with the kids, how does sharing time with the kids work … This divorce has been going on for four years, for goodness’ sake.”

You’re telling us!

What do U think about the latest development in this custody war, Perezcious readers? Will Angie ever call a ceasefire? Share your thoughts in the comments (below).

[Image via WENN]

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Aug 12, 2020 11:50am PDT