The back and forth continues in Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s heated custody case.
Pitt scored a victory in May when he was provisionally granted joint custody of their five underage children. However, the order came from Richter John Ouderkirkwho directed the couple’s wedding seven years ago.
This caused Jolie to reject the judge’s verdict. In July, a California appeals court approved her motion to disqualify the judge. According to her legal team, Ouderkirk has failed to “disclose several professional, business and financial relationships with Pitt’s attorneys and their law firms that have continued throughout the matter.”
As such, Jolie retained full-time custody of their children while Pitt retained visiting rights.
The Moneyball actor is now on trial by petitioning the California Supreme Court to review the case that E! News from September 1st.
“The Court of Appeals has effectively turned the constitutionally authorized temporary judge system in California on its head, creating widespread confusion, uncertainty and instability for judges, litigants, and the California judicial system as a whole,” it said.