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Brad Pitt allegedly “choked” one of his children with Angelina Jolie and “grabbed” his then-wife by the head on their now-infamous 2016 private plane flight, according to court documents obtained by Page Six on Tuesday.

A countersuit filed by the “Maleficent” actress, 47, states that the “Fight Club” star, 58, allegedly “choked one of the children and struck another in the face” and “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her.”

“At one point, he poured beer on Jolie; at another, he poured beer and red wine on the children,” the documents also claim.

Jolie allegedly tried to intervene at one point and “grabbed” her then-husband from behind to try to stop him, per the countersuit.

“To get Jolie off his back, Pitt threw himself backwards into the airplane’s seats, injuring Jolie’s back and elbow,” the documents allege.

“The children rushed in and all bravely tried to protect each other. Before it was over, Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face. Some of the children pleaded with Pitt to stop. They were all frightened. Many were crying.”

Angelina Jolie looking down during a news conference.
Angelina Jolie accused Brad Pitt of physically harming her and one of their kids in 2016 in a new countersuit.
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In September 2016, Pitt was under investigation for alleged child abuse by the FBI over the incident.

However, authorities did not pursue criminal charges against the award-winning actor, who revealed in September 2019 that he got sober.

According to documents previously obtained by Page Six, a representative of the United States Attorney’s Office came to the conclusion to not prosecute Pitt based on discussions with the case agent.

Brad Pitt on a red carpet with children Pax, Shiloh and Maddox.
The documents allege Pitt “choked” one child and “shook” Jolie on a plane.
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“It was agreed by all parties that criminal charges in this case would not be pursued due to several factors,” the records noted.

A source close to the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star told us in August that “Angelina and her team have been desperately trying to find something,” adding, “This is all for show. This is all information that she already had five and a half years ago. There is nothing new here.”

Jolie’s attorneys maintain in the new countersuit, however, that the FBI agent who investigated the allegations had “probable cause to charge Pitt with a federal crime for his conduct that day.”

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The former couple share six kids: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.
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The alleged plane dispute caused the “Tomb Raider” star to file for divorce from Pitt just days later.

The former couple — who wed in August 2014 — share six children: Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, Vivienne, 14, and Knox, 14.

Reps for Jolie and Pitt did not immediately return Page Six’s requests for comment.

“It’s incredibly sad that she continues to rehash, revise and reimagine her description of an event that happened 6 years ago, adding in completely untrue information to try to get additional attention for herself at the expense of their family,” a source told People.

“She had the opportunity to share information with law enforcement who made the decision not to press charges. She had the chance to share this during the lengthy custody trial, which resulted in the judge granting 50-50 custody to Pitt. She has resorted to trying to keep rehashing the same thing. Going back to the same thing month after month with new and still false information for purposes that only she can understand,” the source added.

Tuesday’s countersuit was submitted in response to a lawsuit Pitt filed against Jolie months earlier over the sale of her stake in their French château.

The “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” co-stars were married from 2014 to 2019.

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The “Moneyball” star claimed in the previous filing that neither party would sell their share of Château Miraval and its profitable vineyard without agreement from the other.

This cross-complaint “asks the Court to confirm that no such ‘consent’ agreement exists,” per the documents.

Jolie also claims in the filing that Pitt “demanded she sign a non-disclosure agreement that would have contractually prohibited her from speaking outside of court about Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children.”

“Jolie refused to agree to such a provision, and Pitt walked away from the deal,” the documents allege, adding that any agreement about the château is “void” due to Pitt’s effort to condition the deal based on “Jolie’s silence.”

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