American actress, producer and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, is the subject of Vanity Fair's controversial September Cover Story. And she is not happy about it. Vanity Fair's controversial story covers Jolie's work as director of her upcoming movie, "First they killed my father." The story claims that Jolie was involved in a type of child abuse selection process during the casting of her movie. Jolie has vehemently denied such claims and so the legal battles have begun.

The Vanity Fair cover story

Vanity Fair described a terrible casting process that Jolie and fellow casting directors had allegedly followed.

Apparently, Jolie and fellow directors brought poverty-stricken Cambodian children into a studio and placed a fairly large sum of money before them as part of some sort of game. They would then ask the child what they would do with that amount of money. As the child gave their response, the directors would take the money away. Many of these children had noble ways in which they would have used the money. One girl cried because of how desperately her family needed the money to pay for a funeral for her grandfather.

Of course, such a casting process has been met with horror and disapproval. It doesn't set a good image for Jolie, a lady who claims to be such a humanitarian. The idea of such a game was to see how well the children could express their emotions.

It also most likely ended up hurting these children emotionally though.

Angelina Jolie's side of the story

Jolie, on the other hand, is terribly upset that such stories have been published about her. She claimed that she was not there when this game was played and that she would have been "outraged" if this had actually happened.

Later she claimed that this so-called 'game' was not actually one played during casting but a scene in the movie that the media had taken to be true. Jolie had her lawyer contact Vanity Fair with an alternative paragraph describing the scene that could be used. The paragraph claims that the film crew had explained the situation to the children and told them that the game was only a practice scene that they were using to test their acting skills, Fox News reported.

Vanity Fair has however refused to change their story. They claim that they back the author, Evgenia Peretz. In response, they have also released the transcript from the interview between Peretz and Jolie. The transcript provides rather incriminating evidence of Jolie's involvement in the game. In the interview, she says that although she was not there when the game was played, she did know about it. She claims that none of the children believed that the game was real and that the intention was never to fool the children.

So, while Jolie may truly have had no bad intentions for the game, it evidently did end up having some adverse effects. The cover story will certainly be an interesting read and one thing is for certain, this issue is far from over.