Is Brad Pitt being investigated for child abuse post divorce with Angelina Jolie?

FP Staff

Sep,23 2016 11:03:03 IST

Was an argument between Brad Pitt and his son Maddox the reason behind the Jolie-Pitt divorce?

According to multiple sources, Brad Pitt got into an fight with his teenage son in mid September on the family's flight home from France. This air-borne spat is allegedly the reason behind the divorce and has led the police to investigate Pitt for child abuse claims.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Maddox Jolie-Pitt Image courtesy: Karwai Tang/WireImage

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Maddox Jolie-Pitt Image courtesy: Karwai Tang/WireImage

TMZ  was the first to report that this alleged episode prompted Angelina Jolie to split from the 52-year-old the next day and then file for divorce.

An anonymous source tells People that someone on the tarmac anonymously reported the incident. A formal DCFS ( Department of Children and Family Services) investigation is standard practice when reports like this are made to authorities. After interviewing Jolie, 41, and Pitt, DCFS decided to let them go, the source says.

However, the source adds, "The investigation is still ongoing and [Brad] knows he is being investigated... He does not believe he committed abuse."

The same TMZ report also says that both Jolie and Pitt have already been interviewed by the DCFS. A source. on Pitt's behalf, has been telling various news outlets today, “He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children," and that “it's unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”

On the other side, Us Weekly has reported that Pitt has not been investigated by the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department). According to the Public Information Officer for the LAPD, "We don’t have anything on Brad Pitt right now. We have confirmed with the detectives, and according to our detectives there are no active investigations regarding Brad Pitt.”

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt after 12 years together and two years of marriage. The pair share six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. Jolie has requested sole physical custody of the kids.

Updated Date: Sep 23, 2016 11:03 AM