Brad Pitt’s son Pax called his father a “world-class asshole” who left his four youngest children “shaking in fear” in an explosive Instagram rant on Father’s Day 2020, DailyMail.com can reveal.
“You have made the lives of those closest to me a constant living hell,” Pax wrote.
“You can tell yourself and the world whatever you want,” he added, “but the truth will come out one day.”
He then added sarcastically, “Happy Father’s Day, you fucking horrible human being.”
Angelina Jolie adopted Pax in 2007 from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He was three years old and was abandoned as a newborn by his heroin-addicted biological mother.
Brad officially adopted him the following year.
DailyMail.com can reveal that in 2020, 19-year-old Pax Jolie-Pitt accused his father of making his life “hell” in an extraordinary tirade on social media
The rant was accompanied by a photo of Pitt receiving an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, posted to Pax’s private Instagram story on Father’s Day 2020
Brad Pitt won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in February 2020 for Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
When Pitt, 59, and Jolie, 48, separated in 2016, just two years after they married in a private ceremony in France, the children stayed with their mother while an altercation reportedly broke out on board a private jet between eldest son Maddox and had taken place with his father.
It’s now clear that the relationship between Pax and Pitt is also problematic, as the 19-year-old accuses his father of making his life “hell” in the extraordinary social media tirade.
Pax posted the broadside at Pitt in the stories section of his personal Instagram account when he was 16. He accompanied her with a photo of Brad, who four months earlier won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”
A source has confirmed that the private account does indeed belong to Pax. “It’s the account he uses for friends – mainly friends from school.” “He never says much about his parents, keeps to himself, that was unusual.”
Pax did not say whether it was a specific event that triggered it or whether it was the culmination of years of tension
Pax, 19, was adopted by Angelina Jolie in 2006 at the age of three after spending his early years in a Vietnamese orphanage
In his post, Pax called his adoptive father “a world-class asshole” and added: “You continue to prove that you are a terrible and despicable human being.”
“You have no consideration or compassion for your four youngest children, who tremble in fear in your presence.
“You will never understand the harm you have caused to my family because you are incapable of doing so.”
Although Pax was the third child Jolie adopted after brother Maddox and sister Zahara, he is a year older than Zahara.
The four youngest children he claimed Pitt made her shake would be Zahara, now 18, and the couple’s three biological children, Shiloh, 17, and 15-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Jolie and Pitt met in 2005 on the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” when he was still married to Jennifer Aniston. They insisted at the time that there had been no infidelity, but after a photo emerged of them on a beach in Kenya with Maddox, Aniston filed for divorce.
But their fairytale romance fell apart in 2016 and the couple, once known as “Brangelina,” have been embroiled in bitter battles ever since.
Pax and father Brad are pictured in 2014 before Brad and Angie’s split. “So Happy Father’s Day you fucking horrible human being!!!” Pax wrote
Pax said in the rant that Brad left his four youngest children “shaking in fear.” All six of her children – Pax, 19, Maddox, 22, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 15 – are pictured with Angie in 2018
Their divorce was finalized in 2019, and although Jolie initially had sole custody of the children, an agreement was negotiated in 2021 that allowed Pitt to have them 50 percent of the time.
But shortly afterwards it was revealed that John Ouderkirk, the judge in charge of the case, had close business relationships with Pitt’s lawyers.
As a result, he was removed from the case and custody was returned to Jolie, with Pitt only allowed “custody visits.”
Pitt was also investigated by the FBI and the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services over child abuse allegations following an alleged altercation with Maddox on a private jet five days before Jolie’s divorce.
Maddox is said to have stood up for Jolie during an argument between his parents.
A source later told People that Pitt was drunk at the time, adding, “There was an argument between him and Angelina.”
“There was a parent-child dispute that was not handled properly and escalated more than it should have.”
Jolie told authorities that Pitt acted “like a monster” on the jet.
The former couple is seen at Brie-Champniers airport in France, boarding a private jet with their children in 2007, a year earlier. According to Jolie’s claims, Pitt flew into a rage, grabbed her by the head, shook her and pushed her against the bathroom wall before hitting the ceiling several times on a private jet
In August 2016, after eleven years together, Brad and Angie shocked the world when they announced they were going their separate ways. They were seen in 2006
Pitt was subsequently acquitted of all charges and has since quit both alcohol and smoking cannabis. He was photographed at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in September 2016.
Although neither Pitt nor Jolie have ever spoken publicly about the incident, Jolie told Vogue in 2021 that she left Pitt for the “good” of her family.
She added: “It was the right decision.” I remain focused on her healing. Some have taken advantage of my silence and the children see lies about themselves in the media, but I remind them that they know their own truth and their own minds.
“In fact, they are six very courageous, very strong young people.”
The couple is still embroiled in a controversial $350 million battle over Chateau Miraval, the vineyard they bought in France. Jolie sold her half to a Stoli Group subsidiary after the plane accident because, her lawyers said, she was “uncomfortable” about being involved in the sale of alcohol.
In a filing this summer, she called her ex a “tyrant” who acted emotionally, irrationally and “ultimately illegally” over the vineyard. He accused them of orchestrating a “hostile takeover of the company.”
Pax remains close to his mother and was spotted with her in New York, where she was staying while creating her new Atelier Jolie line.
He has now graduated from high school – and decided to skip the graduation ceremony to avoid the paparazzi.
Earlier this year it was reported that he had become an artist, creating work under the pseudonym “Embtto” – but the Page Six story turned out to be a hoax.
DailyMail.com contacted Angelina and Pax’s rep for comment but did not receive a response. Brad’s rep declined to comment.