Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Therapist Threatening To Quit?

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Angelina Jolie Therapist Brad Pitt

By Shari Weiss

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Angelina Jolie Therapist Brad Pitt

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Are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s custody negotiations going so poorly a therapist has threatened to quit working with the family? That’s the claim coming from one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop can exclusively reveal what’s really going on.

It’s alleged in this week’s In Touch that the “bitter custody battle” between the estranged spouses has taken another turn for the worse, with Jolie turning down Pitt’s request for a Christmas visit, and publicly filing their temporary agreement with the court. “One of the therapists treating the children threatened to quit after being named in Angie’s court filing,” a so-called “source” is quoted as saying.

The counseling specialist “felt the integrity of the kids’ treatment had been compromised,” alleges the supposed snitch, who asserts that “the professional was ready to quit but was talked out of it.” Well isn’t that a convenient cover for the magazine’s claim, and an excuse that actually makes this whole thing a non-story.

But, of course, that’s not all In Touch has to say in its new edition. The rest of the story is filled out with alleged details about how “tensions are growing among the children.” In fact, the tipster contends that while Pax and Maddox have “no interest” in visiting with Pitt right now, “some of the girls are accusing their older brothers of being responsible for their not seeing Brad either.”

Gossip Cop, however, is told that all of these allegations are off base. We’ve exclusively learned that there’s been NO discussion of a therapist possibly quitting. Furthermore, our impeccable source notes, “The kids are getting along and there is no battle across gender lines with respect to visitation time.”

Our contact points out that the therapy team determines “each child’s readiness separately from the others,” so the contention that the boys’ lack of visits with Pitt are affecting the girls’ own time with their dad is patently not true. Of course, this is all coming from the same tabloid that Gossip Cop has busted for a number of inaccurate stories about the estranged spouses, including a wholly fictitious tale about Jolie having “caught” Pitt with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. That wasn’t true, and neither is the latest article.

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