Angelina Jolie, the acclaimed actress and former Goodwill Ambassador, is leveraging her personal struggle in the courtroom to advocate for change. In a powerful two-page letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Jolie urges support for “Piqui’s Law” – a proposed legislation mandating domestic violence training for judges, mediators, and court professionals, focusing on the impact of child abuse and trauma.
Jolie’s motivation stems from her own contentious custody case overseen by Judge John W. Ouderkirk. The actress contends that the judge displayed bias and denied her children the opportunity to testify about their experiences with domestic violence. The case eventually led to Ouderkirk’s disqualification due to undisclosed ties with Brad Pitt’s legal team.
While sources close to Pitt assert that the 2021 ruling was a “technical procedure,” Jolie’s camp insists that this legislation is crucial to protect the rights of abused children. “New training for judges is absolutely necessary,” a source stated, emphasizing the potential broader impact of Piqui’s Law.
The legal battle between Jolie and Pitt rages on, with a scheduled hearing in Los Angeles regarding their shared French vineyard. As the fight continues, Jolie’s advocacy for “Piqui’s Law” stands as a beacon of hope for children navigating the complexities of custody battles.
This move by Jolie serves as a powerful testament to her enduring commitment to family and children’s rights, both in her own life and for families across the nation. 🌟💔 #PiquisLawAdvocate #ChildrensRightsMatter 🌟🌐