Maddox, son of Hollywood actors, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, , testified against his father during the couple’s contentious divorce and custody battle, offering a less-than-rosy opinion about his actor father.
The 19-year-old university student ‘had already given testimony as [an] adult in the ongoing custody dispute,’ an insider told Us Weekly, adding that Maddox’s account ‘wasn’t very flattering toward Brad.’
Daily Mail reports that the insider also revealed that Maddox wants to legally remove ‘Pitt’ from his name, something his mother ‘doesn’t support.’ “He doesn’t use Pitt as his last name on documents that aren’t legal and instead uses Jolie. Maddox wants to legally change his last name to Jolie, which Angelina has said she doesn’t support,” the source said.
An alleged altercation between Maddox and Brad in 2016 was said to be the final straw for Jolie, who is now reportedly ‘prepared to provide proof of domestic abuse in the divorce trial.’ Documents obtained by The Blast reportedly show the actress, 45, has stated she is willing to offer ‘proof and authority’ in support of alleged domestic violence that occurred during her two-year marriage to Pitt.
The couple share Maddox, Zahara, 16, Pax, 17, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12, and are hashing out custody and financial arrangements in the trial, which will see their youngest children provide testimony if they give permission.
Soon after the couple filed for divorce in 2016, it was revealed that Brad was being investigated by the FBI and social services in LA amid reports he got ‘verbally abusive and physical with his children’ on a private jet yet he was cleared.
A source told MailOnline, “She has made similar allegations in the past which were investigated by the authorities and not substantiated.”
The source added, “This is the latest sad and desperate attempt to advance a false narrative at any cost. These have been the same attacks repeated for the past four and a half years and anyone who is perceived to be standing in the way can expect to have their credibility challenged.”