Monday, 27 September 2021

Jolie ends post-marriage silence in UN video

LOS ANGELES: Angelina Jolie has made her first official appearance since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt in a video taped on behalf of the United Nations. The Oscar winner spoke out about the International Criminal Court’s new policy on children in the message, which was played in The Hague, Netherlands. Angelina, who is a special envoy to the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Refugees, recorded the message to coincide with the ICC’s launch of its policy on children, which highlights crimes against and affecting youngsters around the world. “The impact of crimes against children is felt down the generations,” the 41-year-old said in a video statement. “We know we aren’t giving the best to children.

“I particularly welcome the commitment to include charges for crimes against children wherever the evidence permits as part of a more systematic approach. I congratulate the office of the chief prosecutor and all those working on the policy.” The mother-of-six, who split from Pitt in September, visited the ICC in April. She is currently battling her estranged husband for sole custody of their children. Pitt is seeking joint custody. The actor became the subject of a child abuse investigation for an altercation that allegedly occurred on a private jet four days before Jolie filed for divorce. He was cleared by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, but an FBI investigation is ongoing.

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