Brad Pitt’s petition to challenge a court ruling to exclude the special judge in his ongoing custody battle with Angelina Jolie has been denied.
On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court blocked Pete’s request to review a California Court of Appeals ruling disqualifying Judge John Oderkerk from overseeing a custody dispute, News agency reports.
“Multiple sclerosis. Jolie focuses on her family and is happy that the well-being of her children will not be guided by immoral behavior,” Robert Olson, Jolie’s attorney, ET . said in the current situation. “It welcomes the California Supreme Court’s decision to refuse to review the Court of Appeals’ unanimous decision.”
The statement continued, “As reinforced by the California Courts of Appeals, our judiciary prioritizes the morals and interests of children, and will not tolerate judicial misconduct to reward the interests of the party. Ms. Julie is pleased that the family is now moving forward cooperatively.”
As Page Six previously reported, Pitt, 57, has been granted joint custody of the five minor children he shares with Julie — Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Vivian and Knox, 13 — in Ouderkirk’s first decision. In May. Pete and Julie, 46, also share an adult son named Maddox, 20.
The “Fight Club” star filed a motion to overturn the court’s decision to remove Judge Ouderkirk from their case in July.
But in a big victory for Julie, an appeals court in California Ouderkirk ineligible, judging that he had not adequately disclosed his business relations with Pete’s attorney.
The move effectively makes Judge Ouderkirk’s joint custody decision moot, meaning Jolie currently maintains full-time custody of her children with Pitt granted visitation rights.
In 2019, a judge ruled the couple legally unmarried, but separated the child custody cases.
Ouderkirk, who married the exes in 2014, refused to disqualify himself when Jolie asked him to do so in a file in August. A lower court judge ruled that Jolie’s request for disqualification came too late but her lawyers appealed that.
A representative for Pete did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.