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Angelina Jolie’s Smear Campaign Against Brad Pitt Backfires Amid Custody Dispute (EXCLUSIVE)

Life & Style has exclusively learned that Angelina Jolie’s aggressive attempts at getting sole custody of her kids have backfired — and Brad Pitt has been rewarded with more visitation because of her behavior.

A source reveals, “People close to Angie have accused Brad of being abusive, having a drinking problem, having anger issues, without offering any proof. She’s been willing to make Brad look like a villain. But Brad has been completely focused on his children and volunteered to do anything and everything to get them.”

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And his patience has paid off. “Up until now, Angelina has played games by suddenly canceling visits and making it difficult for him to see [the kids],” the source shares. “But Brad is going to get his visitation much more regularly now. She has lost in the court of public opinion and will have to hand over the kids to him and stop playing games.”

The 53-year-old actor’s surprise appearance at the Golden Globes on Jan. 8 helped erase the bad image Angie had been carefully crafting after he received rapturous applause. “It really sent a message about how people have seen him as acting responsibly during Angelina’s entire smear campaign against him. There’s no question Brad has won this battle,” the source adds.

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Brad with sons Maddox and Pax and daughter Shiloh in 2014.

Even individuals in the 41-year-old’s corner have turned against her because of the way she’s treated her ex. “There are huge disagreements between members of her team. They are fighting. Some of them don’t like her campaign against Brad,” the source says. Someone from her camp even threatened to quit because the humanitarian failed to recognize “that after the FBI and DCFS had cleared Brad [of child abuse], there just weren’t any grounds for her to get sole custody of the kids.”

For more on the couple’s demise, pick up the latest issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now! And scroll through the gallery below for a look back at the duo’s most memorable quotes about each other.

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