Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce judge fights back after actress tried to kick him off case for being 'biased'

ANGELINA Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce judge recently responded to the actress' attempt to get him kicked off the case for being "biased."

In court documents obtained by ET on Wednesday Judge John W. Ouderkirk explained that he has no personal bias or prejudice when it comes to this case involving the two A-listers.

He said: "I will continue to consider accepting other cases as other additional cases may arise from time to time while the Jolie/Pitt case is still pending. Such other cases might involve party, lawyer‚ law firm and/or witnesses involved in the Jolie/Pitt matter."

According to the outlet, the judge also said he will remain "impartial" throughout the rest of the case.

His response comes after Angelina, 45, ask that the judge be disqualified from the case because he was too late and not open enough about other cases he was hired for involving Brad's own attorney Anne C. Kiley.

A filing in Los Angeles Superior Court reads that during the former pair's proceedings, the judge had “failed to disclose the cases that demonstrated the current, ongoing, repeat-customer relationship between the judge and Respondent’s counsel.”

The star also explained that her ex's attorney “actively advocated for Judge Ouderkirk’s financial interests in moving — over the opposing party’s opposition — to have his appointment (and his ability to continue to receive fees) extended in a high profile case.”

Brad, 56, and Angelina tied the knot in 2014 before she filed for divorce in 2016. They share six kids: Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, John (previously known as Shiloh), 14, and Vivienne and Knox, 12.

The dragged-out divorce has already been delayed numerous times, including recently due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ex-pair have also been going back and forth in a nasty custody battle as Angelina is reportedly eyeing a move to the UK with five of their kids- something that Brad is said not to be on board with.

An insider exclusively told The Sun: “Brad has joint custody of their six children and was upset after seeing reports Angelina was planning a move to the UK.

“In his eyes it was like a suggestion that he’d somehow lost custody when that couldn’t be further from the truth. If Angelina wanted to leave the country with the children for a permanent move, she’d need to go to court and get permission.

“Brad knows a lot of it is speculation but Angelina has spoken about wanting to leave America before and seeing stuff like this leads to more questions.”

While Angelina and Brad continue to deal with their divorce, the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood star has sparked rumors that he is dating 27-year-old model Nicole Poturalski.

The two were spotted at France's Le Castellet Airport this week as Brad reportedly took a private jet from Los Angeles to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport where he met Nicole.

A source told The Sun exclusively: "They looked really close.

"Insiders told us that they were very discreet around people but very cuddly inside private places like cars and inside the private jet."

They added: "All morning witnesses told us that they have seen people organizing Miraval nicely for they arrival.

"Seems Brad wanted their stay to be very special. It’s the first time that a woman has set foot in Miraval since Angelina Jolie."

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