Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her 'whole family' while married to him

Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her 'whole family' while married to him



Superstar actress, Angelina Jolie has opened up on her divorce and lengthy custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt.



The 46-year-old Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian in an new interview with The Guardian's Weekend magazine, said she feared for the safety of her "whole family" amid the divorce but "can't speak about" details due to the ongoing legal situation (Pitt has denied allegations of physical abuse).



The Envoy for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) who has written a new book focusing on the rights of minors — titled Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth — with Amnesty International and human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren, also revealed in the interview that said her activism for children's rights has been in part driven by her own experience.



Angelina said;




“I’ve met too many children who live with the effect of their rights being violated – displaced people, young rape victims. I couldn’t understand why they were still fighting for basic things that were their rights to begin with. It made me very angry. How are we going to solve anything if we’re not addressing that, right?

“Then I had an experience in the States with my own children and I thought... well, human rights, children’s rights.

“I remembered the rights of the child, and I took them out and looked at them and thought: well, these are for when you’re in a situation and you want to make sure there is support for the children in your life.

"Then I found out the US hadn’t ratified the rights of the child. One of the ways it affects children is their voice in court – a child in Europe would have a better chance of having a voice in court than a child in California. That said a lot to me about this country.

"I'm not the kind of person who makes decisions like the decisions I had to make lightly. It took a lot for me to be in a position where I felt I had to separate from the father of my children.

"You want to make sure there is support for the children in your life."







When asked whether she feared for her children rights too, the actress stated that there was “a lot I can’t say” due to the current “legal situation.” The reporter who pressed for more information, asked if she was hinting at her divorce and abuse allegations, to which she supposedly nodded her head in agreement.Latest Post
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