On June 7, 2013 California federal Dolly M. Gee denied Angelina Jolie’s request for $350,000 in attorneys’ fees. At the hearing Judge Gee said that the cases was not completely frivolous because it was a “very fact-intensive” analysis.
However, opposing counsel does not side with the judge. They believe that Braddock’s allegations damaged the reputation of Ms. Jolie. He “accused people of stealing, of lying, of cheating, of capitalizing on someone else's intellectual property,” stated Harrison J. Dossick, lawyer representing Jolie.
In March, Judge Gee ruled that Braddock had failed to prove that his novel, “The Soul Shattering, “ has significant similarities to Jolie’s film, “In the Land of Blood and Honey.”
Judge Gee allowed Braddock's lawyer, Dr. Dariush Adli, to withdraw from the case because he only agreed to represent Braddock during the trial court phase — not any appellate phase — of the litigation. Braddock is now representing himself in the case.