(FILES) This file photo taken on July 28, 2013 shows US film stars Brad Pitt (R) and Angelina Jolie (C), accompanied by their children,as they arrive at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Brad Pitt is under investigation by US authorities after being accused of physically and verbally abusing his children during an angry outburst, TMZ reported September 22, 2016. According to the entertainment news site the Los Angeles Police Department began probing Pitt based on an anonymous tip received by the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, as is systematic following any report of child abuse. / AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO
Brad Pitt has accused Angelina Jolie of compromising their children’s privacy and is asking a judge to seal details about the youngsters emerging from the couple’s divorce, court papers showed Thursday.
The 52-year-old star’s lawyers claim his estranged wife is showing little regard for the welfare of the three boys and three girls, as her attorneys try to make him look bad, according to a motion filed in a Los Angeles court.
Pitt’s legal team argues that Jolie has already violated an agreement to protect the privacy of the children — who range from age eight to 15 — by making public the names of family therapists.
The lawyers accuse Jolie, 41, of “attempting to clear the way to put in the public eye any allegations she can” without regard to the impact on the children.
Jolie filed for divorce in September, citing irreconcilable differences, and is seeking sole custody of the children.
Pitt was cleared by the FBI and social workers over allegations that he struck one of his children during a flight that month from France to Los Angeles.
Pitt, who won a best film Oscar for producing “12 Years a Slave” (2013), is seeking joint legal and physical custody.
He has been granted visits supervised by a therapist as part of a temporary custody agreement.
Under the deal Jolie has physical custody of the children — three of whom are adopted — at a rented LA house.
The A-listers — given the celebrity moniker “Brangelina” — wed in France in August two years ago, but had been a couple since 2004.
A hearing on Pitt’s motion is scheduled for January 17.