Does Angelina Jolie fear her dad Jon Voight will testify against her in her custody battle with Brad Pitt? That’s the claim in one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop can exclusively confirm the report is false.
According to the National Enquirer, the actress believes her dad will “bury her in court” when he “takes the stand” in the custody trial over her six kids. An alleged insider tells the magazine that Voight has “seen Angie at her highs and lows,” and is prepared to expose “ugly truths” about his daughter. The supposed source adds, “Jon knows her darkest secrets firsthand – and he has no reason to hold back.”
The unreliable outlet provides zero specifics about what Voight might reveal in court. What exactly are these “ugly truths” the actor knows about his daughter that could risk her losing custody of her kids? The tabloid’s phony premise isn’t even fleshed out with any details.
The magazine’s poorly-explained story is also based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable “source,” but Gossip Cop reached out Voight himself, who made it clear that the article in untrue. When asked about the possibility of him participating in Pitt and Jolie’s divorce proceedings, the actor told us, “I know nothing about that.” Voight simply isn’t involved in his daughter’s custody case.
It should also be noted, it was reported earlier this week that Pitt and Jolie asked the court to give them more time to reach a custody agreement on their own without having to go to trial. The exes are currently working with a private judge, who’s been authorized to preside over their custody hearing until December 31, 2019. The estranged spouses are reportedly in agreement not to subject their children to a trial.
It’s also worth noting, Jolie and her father aren’t on bad terms. Although the two have had their ups and downs over the years, Jolie confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year that they’ve buried the hatchet. “Jon and I have gotten to know each other — through grandchildren now — [and] we’re finding a new relationship,” she told the publication. Shortly before the interview, Voight joined Jolie at the red carpet premiere of her Netflix movie First They Killed My Father. Even if Voight were to testify in Jolie’s custody hearing, though the actor himself denies that’s the case, there’s zero reason to believe he would malign her. The tabloid’s story is a complete work of fiction.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.