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Brad Pitt responds to Angelina Jolie’s claim that he suffocated one of their children

Brad Pitt has responded to Angelina Jolie’s claims that he strangled one of their children.

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, as part of an ongoing legal battle over a French winery once owned by the former couple, Jolie filed a cross-complaint that included new allegations of abuse by the Hollywood actor.

In court filings obtained by The New York Times, Jolie’s lawyers said the alleged altercation took place aboard a private jet in 2016, where Jolie, 47, previously claimed the couple had a fight that led to their divorce.

The documents allege that Pitt choked one child and punched another in the face, and grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her. Pitt, 58, is also accused of “pouring beer on Jolie and pouring beer and red wine on the children.”

In a new statement sent to CNN, Pitt’s representatives have denied the claims, calling them “absolutely false.” The Independent has contacted Pitt for further comment.

The documents also state that Jolie told FBI officials that Pitt “grabbed her by the head,” “shook her:,” “pushed her against the bathroom wall” and repeatedly punched the ceiling of the plane.

According to Rolling Stone and other publications, on September 14, 2016, a flight between France and Los Angeles took place for 90 minutes.

In her statement, Jolie claimed that Pitt’s actions terrified their six children, who ranged in number from eight to 15 at the time.

The Maleficent star also claimed that Pitt consumed several alcoholic beverages during the flight. When the plane landed, he said, it had suffered $25,000 (£22,000) worth of damage from spilled red wine.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pictured in 2009

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Following an investigation into the incident, charges were not filed “due to a number of factors,” Rolling Stone reported.

In 2016, Pitt denied allegations that he abused one of his children on a private jet.