According to The Blast, which was first to report the new court order, a judge in Jolie and Pitt's divorce case has determined that their six children's lack of "a relationship with their father is harmful to them", and says "it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother".
The judge also ordered Jolie to arrange a phone call with the kids and their doctors to explain to the children that "the court has determined that each of them are safe with their father".
In an attempt to further improve access, the court has ordered Jolie to give Pitt the mobile phone numbers of each child so he can call them anytime.
- During this period, Pitt should be able to designate one or two of his children to spend time with, and Jolie is barred from being present during these times.
The latest twist brings new heat to the ongoing custody battle, which began when Jolie filed suddenly for divorce from Pitt in September 2016. He will have custody again from August 11 until the estranged couple's next court hearing on August 13.
The Fury actor is set to spend time with his kids 8 June to 17 June for four hours per day while he stays in London, where Jolie now rents a house. The schedule doesn't include Maddox, 16, because he's older and the judge has decided that he should decide on his own how much time he wants to spend with his father.
According to The Blast, a judge ruled that if she doesn't help fix her children's relationship with her ex, she could lose primary custody. The exes reached a temporary custody agreement, according to new reported docs, which state that Brad can see the kids, all but Maddox.
Pitt was cleared of allegations of child abuse by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services in November 2016.
Brad Pitt, Jolie and their family arrive in Japan in November 2011. From July 8 through July 14, Pitt gets the kids for four consecutive days.
He is responsible for returning them back to Jolie in London on July 29, in addition to paying for their transportation. The judge also requested that the calls and texts not be monitored by Jolie.
In the year since, the couple have continued to finalize their custody arrangements and divorce. Jolie can not be present or attempt to interfere.
Jolie and Pitt split in 2016 amid allegations of child abuse against Pitt during an incident aboard a private plane.