Angelina Jolie accused Brad Pitt of "physically abusing" their children on a 2016 flight.
She alleged in new court documents that Pitt "lunged at his own child" after one of the children tried to "verbally" defend her.
Pitt "choked one of the children and struck another in the face," according to the court documents.
Angelina Jolie accused her ex-husband Brad Pitt of abusing her and her children during a private flight in 2016 just days before the actress filed for a divorce, according to court documents filed by Jolie's attorney on Tuesday.
The countersuit filing is part of a separate legal battle over a winery once jointly owned by the two actors. Pitt's lawyers did not respond to Insider's request for comment on the new allegations. Jolie's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Jolie alleged in her complaint that Pitt "lunged at his own child" after one of the children tried to "verbally" defend her. The couple's six children joined them on the flight from France to California.
When Jolie tried to grab her ex-husband from behind, Pitt then "threw himself backwards into the airplane's seats injuring Jolie's back and elbow," she alleged.
Pitt then "choked one of the children and struck another in the face," according to the court documents. "Some of the children pleaded with Pitt to stop. They were all frightened. Many were crying," it stated.
According to Jolie's complaint, the abuse didn't end there. Once their airplane landed, Jolie told Pitt that she would take the children to a hotel. Pitt then yelled that "nobody was getting off the plane and prevented the family from deplaning for about 20 minutes," the documents state.
Pitt allowed the family to leave after one child intervened, but the actor "again physically abused one of the children" once they were outside the plane door," Jolie alleged in her complaint.
He also "grabbed and shook Jolie by the head and shoulders," the complained stated, causing one of the children to beg Pitt, "Don't hurt her."
The complaint, filed Tuesday, was a follow-up to leaked reports of an FBI interview Jolie sat for during an FBI investigation into Pitt's abuse stemming from this incident.
In the leaked reports of the FBI interview, Jolie alleged that Pitt "grabbed her by her head," shook her, "pushed her into the bathroom wall," and repeatedly punched the ceiling of the plane during an "outburst" about 90 minutes into the aforementioned flight.
The new complaint filed Tuesday includes those allegations against Pitt as well.
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