Saturday, October 22, 2016



Random Weekend Fuzzies


On Thursday, Oct. 20 at 4:09AM PST, TMZ reported:

Sources connected with Angelina tell us the 2 met Wednesday afternoon with a therapist present. There had been a plan in place for Brad and Maddox to reunite a while back, but we're told the therapist felt the timing wasn't right.

The sources say Brad has had visits with his 5 other kids before Wednesday, but the face-to-face with Maddox is a turning point.


The meeting took place Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the afternoon, and barely 12 hours later they released the info.  That must have been something of a speed record for a non-birth related announcement from them.

After a month of intense stress and extreme emotions it is understandable that, as TMZ wrote: "Sources tell us Angelina was cooperative but her endgame is for the whole thing to just go away."

They must be very eager to put this behind them and resume their normal life as family.  Halloween is coming up and holidays and birthdays further out.

It seems they were hoping they could move quickly such that questions on the petition would be rendered moot.   But given the degree of caution exercised by the therapist, they may have been too optimistic in hoping that the DCFS would close the case within two days of Brad and Maddox's meeting.

The TMZ report explaining Brad's decision not to respond seemed hurriedly cobbled together; parts were contradictory.

Brad Pitt will not file a legal response to Angelina Jolie's divorce petition because it would set the stage for a nasty legal battle ... and he fears it would cause great psychological damage to their kids
but three paragraphs later:

The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services is still investigating the airplane confrontation between Brad and 15-year-old Maddox, and Brad will be in a much stronger position if DCFS closes the case before he files his answer.

But I think the important information they wanted to put out there was: a) Brad purposely is not filing a response, b) Angelina is not going to ask for a default judgement, c) there will be no further documents filed with the court, and d) their actions are still being guided by the DCFS investigation.

I think it's very easy to see that the petition isn't going anywhere.  If Angelina wanted to proceed with her petition, she needs to simply ask for a default judgement in the absence of a response from Brad.  It would have given her everything she asked for in the petition.   But TMZ says, "we're told that is not going to happen."   It should also be noted that Brad not filing a response is an act of faith in Angelina -- he was leaving everything in her hands.

Starting with their report on Brad and Maddox's first meeting, TMZ has now apparently become the outlet for Brad -- in the same way it has been the outlet for Angelina from the start.   In the past, TMZ had quoted sources close to Brad reacting  to news, but had not been his outlet of choice.  Recall that Brad released to People his spin of what transpired on the plane.  People now seems to have been frozen out altogether.

Until the DCFS officially determines that it is safe for the children to live with Brad, they have to maintain the status quo.   Angelina cannot be seen as contemplating reuniting with Brad prematurely.  She has to continue to be mindful of how the DCFS may view her actions.

But they also have to manage expectations -- and the TMZ report effectively does that.


-- Fussy






17 comments:

  1. I'm really confused by the people who believe she's not going to go through with the divorce. The situation (dcfs and FBI interviews included) had to have been very stressful. How and why should she forgive Brad for this? So many people are blaming her for this as if she wanted that stress on her family and as if she wanted to be looked at with a microscope by cps because if his initial sources to people magazine. If one of her children called cops that makes it even worse.
    This not the first time TMZ has had stuff from Brad Pitt's side.

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    1. Who are the people blaming her for this? Tabloids? You need to read better papers. Stop coming here if it bugs you that fussy thinks reconciliation is possible and if she's posting all these tabs that's makes you think everyone is blaming her. Seriously.

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    2. Social media. isn't that what comment sections are for? to give our opinions?

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  2. Thank you Fussy. A great and level headed analysis as always. They are a couple with 6 minor children so of course most normal people and fans are hoping for a reconciliation. And The fact that Brad didn`t respond to the petition tells me there`s a real chance this will happen.

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  3. Thank you Fussy... reading your analysis encourages me to keep hoping and praying for them as a family. It is evident that Angie did not really want to part ways with Brad. If she did. She would have asked to change her name back to Jolie. ithasaleays been about the family and her children. In the past, she has referred to Brad as her family-- I believe this was from an interview with Extra's Jerry Panacoli.

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  4. It should also be noted that Brad not filing a response is an act of faith in Angelina - Fuzzy, could you explain a little more what you mean in this sentence? Thanks.

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    1. If she asked the court for a default judgement and it was granted, she'd get what she asked for in the petition -- they could be divorced and he would only have visitation

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  5. I'm more confused with your comment. You are saying that she should not forgive her husband for giving her all the stress that this incident and investigation brought upon her and her family? I would be disappointed if she / they gave up that easily. I think Jolie not asking for default judgement is a good / solid indication that she doesn't want to divorce him. That despite all the stress he's put her through, there's is still love there and forgiveness and willing to move forward together / as a family.

    The only reason I started commenting on this blog is because this was the first and only website that happened to share the same opinion / feeling that I did when I first found out about the divorce. Everybody just assumed they are done for good, this website doesn't believe that and I don't believe it either, that's why I'm here. We could be wrong with our analysis of course but there's nothing wrong to hope for the people you admire to stay together and make their relationship work.

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  6. i totally agree with you Bianca…

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  7. Bianca , i think you're responding to my comment. The thing is as a woman with a family - I would not forgive my man if he caused a situation that called fpr CPS to get involved and then told our family that i was overreacting or trying to make him look bad. The kid involved can't feel good about that either because according to daddy his side doesn't matter.

    Everyone is taking brad's side probably because they are childless and single.

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    1. That's your prerogative... not necessarily Angie's, besides we don't really know the real story so we shouldn't assume.

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  8. Fussy how do you know no further documents will be filed? She could file for amendments.... (legit question lol)

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    1. From the statement "no dueling docs".

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    2. But an amendment is not a dueling docs... the amendment could be a stated agreement by both parties, and the party can notify the judge that they've had an agreement on it.

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    3. A motion has to be filed to do an amendment where the original petition was filed. The responder can either agree or contest the amendment. If contested a court hearing is usually required. Really don't think they want to go thru all of that.

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    4. Thanks delta02. But I also read that when they can tell the judge that the amended petition is agreed upon in private so it's not exactly a dueling doc...

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