Brad Pitt did not threaten Angelina Jolie with a "cash fine" if she doesn't sign off on their divorce within a specific time. Gossip Cop can correct this inaccurate claim. We're told it's untrue, and that both sides are working to resolve the remaining issues of custody and dividing up assets.

According to The Sun, even though Jolie filed for divorce three years ago, it might take "another three" years until everything is finalized. The British tabloid alleges Pitt warned Jolie to wrap up the divorce or he would make her "face a cash fine." The outlet goes on to maintain it has a "source" who shares how Pitt has "had enough" of Jolie's stalling tactics.

The purported tipster is further quoted as saying how Pitt is "tired of Ange constantly moving the goal posts," and he's now convinced the whole divorce process has been "a game for Angelina." As a result of feeling "pushed," contends the paper, Pitt is asking the judge handling their divorce to impose a fine if Jolie can't sign off on the divorce in an allotted amount of time. Towards the end of its article, the publication also reminds readers how it previously reported that Jolie was taking her time finalizing the divorce in a "bid to win Brad back."

Allow Gossip Cop to fully debunk this story. For starters, the outlet glaringly omits when Pitt's supposed deadline is before the alleged cash fines are to come his way. If the publication truly had information about a proposed plan like that, it would mention the timeframe. Additionally, the actress's camp has repeatedly assured us she wants to have everything resolved as well. In fact, contrary to it taking "another three" years, it was widely reported that Jolie was pushing to finalize the divorce by the end of 2018.

Among the other red flags that the story is not entirely credible is that the purported "source" refers to Jolie as "Ange" and then refers to her as "Angelina" just a few words later in the same sentence. No real person would call someone they know by two different variations of the same name in one phrase. It would be as absurd as calling Pitt first "Brad" and then "Bradley." It's not only inconsistent, but it's also inconceivable.

Additionally, the narrative about Jolie dragging out the divorce because she wants Pitt back has been repeatedly disproven. The Oscar-winning actress' camp has confirmed to Gossip Cop on several occasions that it's a complete fabrication. In sum, much of what the tabloid asserts is provably untrue. Still, Gossip Cop checked in with a Pitt confidante who tells us that, while the actor would like to finalize the outstanding issues in the divorce, he's not seeking to impose cash fines. And a Jolie insider also guarantees us the article is bogus.

Last and not insignificantly, The Sun neglects to mention in its current piece how in April 2018 it insisted Pitt and Jolie's divorce was already settled and going to be finalized imminently. A full 14 months ago, the paper's "source" swore up and down, "The terms of the divorce are now agreed." Actually, the only thing everyone should agree on now is that the tabloid's tale about Pitt threatening Jolie with a "cash fine" is 100 percent false.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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