Brad Pitt fires back at Angelina Jolie's child support claims

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Brad Pitt's lawyer is speaking out against claims his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, made about him not paying his child support calling the accusations manipulative.

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.

However, the allegations have infuriated Pitt, and his attorney, Lance Spiegel, has now fired back at Jolie, suggesting she lied about the lack of child support funds.

The papers add that Angelina's new legal papers were "unnecessary, omits material information and is a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage".

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In the documents, the 43-year-old actress/director claimed Pitt has "paid no meaningful child support" and failed to stick to the "informal" deal they had in place following their separation in September, 2016, after two years of marriage. But on Tuesday her spokeswoman said her filing was meant to provide closure to the marriage "and allow her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their children".

Meanwhile, Brad Pitt's representatives chose not to comment on the situation. According to court documents obtained by ET at the time, Pitt now has more time with five of his children over the summer - 14-year-old Pax, 13-year-old Zahara, 12-year-old Shiloh and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - while their eldest child, 16-year-old Maddox, gets to determine how much time he wants to spend with his father "because of his age and maturity". Jolie Pitt now has primary custody of their children.

Brad's lawyers point to Angelina's legal docs that were filed earlier this week, in which she asks the judge to grant the divorce quickly so she can be a single woman again. leaving child support and other issues for a later date.

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

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