The comedian, who previously blasted Jolie as a “f–king lunatic” on her talk show, didn’t hold back as she roasted the actress at a charity event honoring celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who is representing Jolie in the contentious split.
“She’s very dynamic, she’s very principled, and she’s a very accomplished human being,” Handler said while introducing Wasser at a fundraising dinner for A Place Called Home in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 17. “And she’s such a humanitarian that she’s currently negotiating Brad Pitt’s emancipation, so … speaking of children that need help.”
Jolie, 41, and Pitt, 52, are in the middle of a nasty divorce and custody battle over their six children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
The Unbroken director filed for divorce on September 19 after an alleged incident between Pitt and their teenage son Maddox on a private plane.
Pitt was cleared of child abuse allegations on November 9 after an investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. An FBI file on the incident remains open.
Handler came out firmly on Team Pitt on the September 21 episode of her Netflix show soon after the divorce news broke.
“There are rumors that part of the problem was that Brad was allegedly drinking and smoking too much weed,” she said. “I wonder why he would need to self-medicate? Maybe because he could have been spending the last 12 years at Lake Como hanging out with George Clooney and Matt Damon instead of being stuck in a house with 85 kids speaking 15 different languages. Oh yeah, because he married a f–king lunatic, that’s why.”
As Us Weekly previously reported, Allied actor Pitt is “crushed” that he has only been able to see his children, who are living with his estranged wife, three times in the past eight weeks. But he is determined to do what’s best for the kids, an insider said.
Pitt “wants to limit the fighting,” an insider told Us, adding, “Brad has been deferential on what’s best for them and limits their stress.”
For her part, Jolie wants their children to have a relationship with their father, and “is not trying to poison the kids against Brad,” another source told Us.
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