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Angelina Jolie clinches victory in Brad Pitt divorce case after judge disqualified

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Angelina Jolie Updates: Angelina Jolie has clinched a victory in her criminal conflict with Brad Pitt after a decision they employed became disqualified from their divorce case.

The actors were locked in courtroom docket combat for custody of their kids considering that Jolie filed for divorce in 2016. A non-public decision, John Ouderkirk, made a ruling that granted Pitt joint custody in May this year.

But on Friday, a California courtroom docket agreed with Jolie’s enchantment to do away with the decision from the case. In its ruling, the appeals courtroom docket stated Judge Ouderkirk did now no longer expose his enterprise relationships with Pitt’s lawyers. This became a “moral breach” which could solid doubt on “the decide cap potential to be impartial”, the courtroom docket stated.

The ruling method of the criminal conflict over the couple’s 5 minor kids may also be restarted earlier than a brand new decision. Private judges are frequently employed withinside the US to mediate disputes among divorcing celebrities for privateness reasons.

A spokesperson for Pitt stated the ruling became primarily based totally on a technical issue. The “genuine evidence” that led Judge Ouderkirk to make his custody ruling in May had now no longer changed, the spokesperson stated.

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Jolie’s representatives are to touch upon Friday’s ruling. But following May’s custody ruling, a supply instructed AFP information corporation that Jolie believed that she and the kids had been “denied a truthful trial”. Jolie has criticized Judge Ouderkirk’s selection now no longer to permit their kids to testify in custody hearings.

The custody dispute worries the 5 youngest kids of the pair; Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-vintage twins Vivienne and Knox. The oldest, 19-year-vintage Maddox, isn’t in the custody selection. A custody agreement Jolie and Pitt introduced in 2018 seems to have fallen apart.

Affectionately recognized as “Brangelina” with the aid of using fans, the Hollywood stars met at the set of motion movies Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004. They have been together for 10 years earlier than they wed in 2014. But the pair separated in September 2016 after years of marriage, with Jolie citing “irreconcilable differences”.

Pitt became investigated for viable toddler abuse quickly earlier than Jolie filed for divorce, however, became later cleared of the allegations. The pair have been declared legally unmarried in 2019. The marriage became Jolie’s third, after actors Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller, whilst Pitt had wed as soon as earlier than to Friends super mega-celebrity Jennifer Aniston.