Brad Pitt's Lawyers Fire Back at Angelina Jolie's Child Support Claims

LOS ANGELES-Brad Pitt said in court documents Wednesday that he has given estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt more than $1 million and lent her another $8 million since their separation two years ago, countering her assertion from a day earlier saying he has paid "no meaningful child support".

He submitted paperwork detailing the funds Pitt has handed over to date, revealing he "loaned" his estranged wife $8 million to buy the house she and their kids are now living in, and has paid in excess of $1.3 million "in bills for the benefit of (Jolie) and the minor children".

However, the allegations have infuriated Pitt, and his attorney, Lance Spiegel, has now fired back at Jolie, suggesting she lied about the lack of child support funds.

In the papers lodged with LA Superior Court, Pitt's lawyers said that he "adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid child support". They say her gripe over child support is bogus and she knows it.

There has been no immediate response from Jolie's representatives.

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"Given that the informal arrangements around the payment of the children's expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file an RFO [request for a court order] for the establishment of a retroactive child support order", the documents state.

The "Maleficent" actress said on Tuesday that she wanted to expedite the divorce and return to single status by the end of 2018. But on Tuesday her spokeswoman said her filing was meant to provide closure to the marriage "and allow her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their children".

The Hollywood power couple had been together for 12 years and married for two when she filed for divorce in 2016.

But a source also claimed to ET that the court filing is in retaliation over Jolie being ordered by a judge in June to help fix her children's relationship with 54-year-old Pitt. Jolie Pitt now has primary custody of their children.

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