Her entertainment lawyer Robert Offer spoke on the record, telling the site she was divorcing Pitt “for the health of the family.” Top LA attorney Lisa Bloom has tackled many celebrity cases herself, including representing Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in a domestic violence case against the actor.
“A lot of outlets would have been busy covering the Emmys over the weekend.That leads me to believe that they waited until the Monday to file to really get Angelina’s position out there first.” Jolie is a masterful media operator, says Lui., which broke the story, reporting that she believed Pitt’s behaviour was becoming “dangerous for the children.” It has since emerged that Pitt is under investigation for child abuse, following a heated argument involving their 15-year-old son Maddox on the family’s private plane during a flight from France to California last week.(Pitt has denied that anyone was physically harmed in the incident.) After Pitt departed LA again for a trip to Croatia, Jolie quickly hired celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who oversaw Johnny Depp’s divorce and has previously represented Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian and Jolie herself, during her 2003 split from Billy Bob Thornton.Wasser has said in past interviews that, in order to maintain her clients’ discretion, she’ll often file divorce papers on Friday afternoon, when news outlets are winding down for the weekend – and in a county outside LA, where they are less likely to be leaked to the tabloids.
“Last Friday would have been the perfect day to file,” says Lainey Lui of