Brad Pitt fires back at Angelina Jolie's child support claims

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Brad Pitt's lawyers aren't mincing words. they say Angelina Jolie is a master manipulator and a liar by essentially claiming he's a deadbeat dad, because they say he's forked over more than $9 MILLION over the last 2 years.

In his response, filed on Wednesday, Spiegel dismisses Jolie's motion as "unnecessary", branding it "a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage", reports TMZ.com.

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". Pitt's lawyers claim he loaned Angelina $8 million for the house she bought, plus gave her another $1.3 million for expenses for her and the kids. Brad was asked to assist in the expense of a new home for Angelina and the children, but instead he loaned Angelina money, for which he is charging her interest on a payment plan.

ET's source says the actress just wants "everything to be straight and fair and to move on".

After the latest court filing, Jolie's spokeswoman said: "The aim of Angelina's routine court filing is to provide closure to the marriage in a way that clears a path toward the next stage of their lives and allows her and Brad to recommit as devoted coparents to their children".

The couple share adopted sons Maddox and Pax, adopted daughter Zahara and three biological children, Shiloh Nouvel and twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, aged between eight and 15. "A loan is not; however, child support and to represent it as such is misleading and inaccurate".

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Pitt and Jolie were married for two years and enjoyed a 10-year romance that had made the pair one of Hollywood's most glamorous couples.

Pitt forks over hundreds of thousands each month on therapists for his six children, travel expenses and round-the-clock bodyguards, sources told Page Six.

Another source added: 'Brad has completely lived up to his commitments as far as child support and will continue to do so'.

The Maleficent star filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016, after two years of marriage and 12 years together, citing irreconcilable differences.

Ms Jolie Pitt's filing requested a case management hearing to discuss the issues of child support and finalising the divorce soon.

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