Brad Pitt’s petition for review in custody case with Angelina Jolie denied

Brad Pitt’s petition for review in custody case with Angelina Jolie denied



Brad Pitt’s appeal against a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie has been refused by the California Supreme Court.



On Wednesday October 27, the court denied a review of the appeals court’s decision to disqualify Los Angeles superior court judge John W Ouderkirk from further hearing the Pitt-Jolie divorce case.



Ouderkirk was let go for failing to sufficiently disclose his business relationships with Pitt's attorneys, something Jolie had been petitioning for since August 2020.



The 2nd District Court of Appeal in California granted Jolie’s request to have the judge removed on 23 July, raising questions over the judge’s ability to remain impartial.



Judge Ouderkirk had awarded Pitt joint custody over the couple’s five minor children in May this year.



His disqualification meant that the custody arrangement reverted to the November 2018 agreement. As per this, Pitt has less than 50 per cent custody over their children but was also awarded more “custodial time” with them.


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