The feud between actor Jon Voight and his children, Angelina Jolie and James Haven, just won't end. Despite false reports that Jon shared a visit with Angie and the kids, while she and Brad Pitt were in New York, there is still a ton of bad blood between the family members.
In the new issue of Marie Claire, Angie's bro, James says he's dedicating himself to helping abandoned women and children because of his volatile childhood. "I don't want to constantly berate my father -- I wish him well, and I hope he finds peace -- but he put my mom through years of mental abuse," he told the mag of Jon.
When Jon got wind of the unkind words being thrown his way, he gave his own statement to Us Weekly: "I find it very heartbreaking that my children want to paint a bad guy portrait of me. I feel it comes from their inability to let go of years of programmed anger from their mother, who understandably felt quite hurt when we divorced. In all truth, I tried to give him and their mother continuous love and support and large sums of money. God knows, for years I've tried to mend this relationship. Perhaps the trauma of their mother's passing has made it worse." But he's not giving up on his family just yet. "I continuously send them my heart and love and am always available to them for whatever they may need from me," he added.
I don't know the real story of what went on when Angelina and James were kids, but Jon seems so willing to try and fix things. Hopefully all parties involved will eventually come to terms with their past -- and maybe Jon will even get a chance to hang with Jolie-Pitt clan at some point.