Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case, reports AP.
She has sought for the removal because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys.
Jolie, 43, and Pitt, 55, were a couple for 12 years. They were married in 2014, and Jolie filed for divorce in 2016.
They have six children.
In a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jolie argues that Judge John W Ouderkirk should be taken off the divorce case that she filed in 2016 because he was too late and not forthcoming enough about other cases he was hired for involving Pitt attorney Anne C Kiley.
It says that during the Jolie-Pitt proceedings Ouderkirk has “failed to disclose the cases that demonstrated the current, ongoing, repeat-customer relationship between the judge and Respondent’s counsel.”
It goes on to say that Pitt's attorney “actively advocated for Judge Ouderkirk’s financial interests in moving — over the opposing party’s opposition — to have his appointment (and his ability to continue to receive fees) extended in a high profile case.”
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An email to Kiley and Pitt's lead attorney Lance Spiegel seeking comment was not returned, nor was an email seeking comment from Ouderkirk.
Pitt and Jolie, like other high-profile couples, are paying for a private judge in their divorce case to keep many of its filings and the personal and financial details within them sealed, though some legal moves must be made within standard court procedure.
Jolie's filing emphasises that a private judge must follow the same rules of disclosure and conflict of interest that other judges must.
The filing says “it doesn’t matter if Judge Ouderkirk is actually biased. Under California law disqualification is required so long as a person aware of the facts ‘might reasonably entertain a doubt’ about Judge Ouderkirk’s ability to remain impartial.”
Jolie's attorneys have sought in private proceedings to have Ouderkirk disqualify himself, but the filing says Pitt's side has insisted on keeping him.
“As is set forth in the filing, all my client is asking for is a fair trial based on facts, with no special favors extended to either side," Jolie's attorney Samantha Bley DeJean said in an email to The Associated Press. “The only way litigants can trust the process is for everyone involved to ensure that there is transparency and impartiality.”
Pitt and Jolie were declared divorced, and the Pitt was dropped from her name, in April of 2019, after their lawyers asked for a bifurcated judgment, meaning that two married people can be declared single while other issues, including finances and child custody, remain.
Because most of the documents have been sealed, it is not clear what issues remain unresolved, but Jolie filed papers in 2018 saying Pitt wasn’t paying sufficient child support, which his attorneys disputed, calling the filing an effort to manipulate media coverage of the split.
Naimul Haque, father of popular Bangladeshi singer Nazmun Munira Nancy, passed away on Monday at his Khilkhet residence.
"My father was feeling ill last night, with having chest pain and cough. We did not know or guess anything last night, however only to find the heartbreaking news in the morning,” singer Nancy told media.
Nancy's father Naimul Haque served as the additional financial controller under the Ministry of Defence. He went on retirement four years ago and was residing at the house since then until his death.
"My father breathed his last probably at 9.30 this morning. Inna Lillahi Waa Inna Ilaihi Rajeun. I pray for eternal peace of his departed soul,” Nancy wrote at her verified Facebook page.
"The namaz-e-janaja of my father will take place at Barshikura School Field, Satpai in Netrokona. The burial will take place at the town graveyard of Netrokona after the Esha prayer. Please pray for my father. May the Almighty Allah grant him utmost peace in Jannah, Ameen" - Nancy wrote.
Tributes poured in for music director-composer Alauddin Ali, the 'franchise man' of Bangladesh's film and music industry since the '70s, after he passed away on Sunday afternoon at the age of 67.
Musicians and bands paid respects to the legend, describing him as “once in a generation genius” and the “king of Bangladeshi music”.
Naquib Khan, noted composer-keyboardist and frontman of popular band Rennaissance, wrote on Facebook: "Extremely shocked to hear that our beloved legendary Music Composer respected Alauddin Ali Bhai is No more ... Our deepest condolences to the bereaved family. It's really a great loss to the nation."
Hamin Ahmed of Miles wrote that with Alauddin’s death, Bangladesh has lost one of the greatest composers of Bangla songs.
Feedback guitarist Labu Rahman the great music director spent his life with music and gave us a lot of legendary songs. “Will keep him alive in our heart forever ... May Allah grant him Jannat ... Please keep him in your prayers."
Popular singer-musician Topu wrote that he was shocked at the passing away of the music director-composer. “Such a great loss,” he said.
Noted playback singers Aankhi Alamgir called Alauddin ‘chacha’ (uncle). "Rest in Peace Alauddin Ali chacha. There will be no one like you, ever. 2020 is a cursed year," she wrote.
‘The King of Music in Bangladesh’
Popular band Chirkutt and Cryptic Fate paid tributes to the legend on Facebook.
“If you remember any song from the 70s and 80s, it was most probably composed by him. He was prolific and immensely talented. He was a once in a generation genius,” Cryptic Fate wrote.
Several organisations, including Bangladesh Film Artiste Association (BFAA), Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Dhaka International FoklFest and more have expressed their deepest shock and sorrow at the passing away of the legend.
With an astonishing number of over 5,000 songs, Alauddin Ali has received a total of eight National Awards in his illustrious career spanning decades.
Popular musician Asif described the legend as “the king of music in Bangladesh” who was a historical chapter in the Bangladeshi music industry.
The singer said Alauddin was the best music director that he had ever seen in his career. “Bangladesh will forever be indebted to his immortal creations,” he wrote.
Eight-time National Film Award-winning music director Alauddin Ali died at a hospital in the capital on Sunday afternoon at the age of 67.
His family members, singer Alif Alauddin (daughter) and guitarist Kazi Faisal Ahmed (son-in-law) confirmed the news on Facebook.
The legendary composer was hospitalised in the capital on Saturday in critical condition due to lung complications and was on life support until his death.
First diagnosed with cancer in June 2015, he was taken to Thailand for treatment the following month and again back in 2019. He was also treated for pneumonia and other health problems.
His Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at Khilgaon Mosque after Johr prayer. Then, the body will be taken to Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) premises.
Later, he will be laid to rest at the Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard, said his daughter Alif Alauddin.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages, expressed deep shock at the death of Alauddin and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Born on December 24, 1952 - Alauddin had directed music for more than 300 films.
He debuted as a music director with the movie ‘Shondhikkhon’ in 1975.
He won the Bangladesh National Film Award for best music director five times for the films Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978), Sundari (1979), Koshai (1980), Jogajog (1988), and Lakhe Ekta (1990).
He has also won the National Film Award for the best music composer for Laal Doriya (2002) and the best lyrics for Premik (1985).
National Award winning music director and composer Alauddin Ali has been put on life support in a city hospital.
His daughter Alif Alauddin, a singer and anchor, shared the information in a facebook post on Saturday.
Ali's father, Jadob Ali, was a staff artist of Bangladesh Betar. His uncle, Sadek Ali, and cousins Dhir Ali Miah, Mansur Ali, Yunus Ali and Momotaz Uddin, were music directors and composers in the 1960s.
Alauddin Ali (born on 24 December 1952) won the Bangladesh National Film Award five times as best music director.
He directed music for more than 300 films.