Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Win Damages From Tabloid Claiming Split

Celebrity News Jul. 22, 2010 AT 9:02AM
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Win Damages From Tabloid Claiming Split Credit: Jordan Strauss/FilmMagic

Don't mess with Brangelina.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie accepted undisclosed damages from the News of the World at a hearing in a London court on Thursday, has confirmed. An insider tells Us: "The money will be donated to the Jolie-Pitt foundation. After tax and fees, every penny will be donated."

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Back in January, the British tabloid reported that the couple of five years were planning to separate, divvy up their $320 million fortune and work out custody arrangements for their six kids. Pitt, 46, and Jolie, 35, quickly sued, claiming the paper had made false and intrusive allegations.

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"When the News of the World failed to publicly retract the allegations and apologize for them -- thereby leaving their readers in the dark as to the true position — the couple felt they had no alternative than to sue," their attorney, Keith Schilling, told Us in a statement.

"Today's victory marks the end of the litigation brought by Brad and Angelina."

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Currently in Los Angeles -- Jolie is promoting her film Salt, while Pitt is filming Moneyball -- the couple did not attend Thursday's hearing.

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