Brad and Angie Sue Over Split Story

Couple takes British tabloid to court over 'false' and 'intrusive' allegations
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2010 3:35 PM CST
Brad and Angie Sue Over Split Story
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the UNICEF Ball honoring Jerry Weintraub held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 10, 2009 in Beverly Hills.   (Getty Images)

Now they're mad: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie said through their lawyer today that they're not splitting up, and they're suing the British tabloid News of the World for starting the avalanche of rumors that they are. "We can confirm unequivocally ... that the allegations published by the News of the World are false as well as intrusive," they said in a statement.

The paper declined to retract allegations published on Jan. 24 that Brangelina had agreed to separate, would divide $320 million in assets, and had made custody arrangements for their six children, the AP reports. A high-profile LA divorce lawyer they were said to have consulted, Sorrell Trope, also denied that she had any contact with the couple.
(More Angleina Jolie stories.)

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