Actor Brad Pitt's request to seal court documents in his custody and divorce proceedings with Angelina Jolie was rejected by a Los Angeles Judge Richard Burdge Jr.
Pitt and Jolie, who split in September after more than 10 years together, did not attend but both Pitt and Jolie’s attorneys were present in court for the decision.
Pitt sought an emergency hearing to keep documents covering his dispute with Jolie over the custody of their six children under wraps, "I am extremely concerned that if court records regarding custody are not sealed, information contained therein will cause irreparable damage to our children's privacy rights," Pitt wrote in a sworn declaration.
"The court recognizes privacy rights of minor children and would be guided by what's in the minor children's best interest," Burdge said
Jolie, 41, and Pitt, 52, were a couple since 2005 and married for two years before their sudden split in September. The couple share adopted sons Maddox and Pax, adopted daughter Zahara and three biological children, Shiloh Nouvel and twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline.