Brad Pitt Questioned About Child Abuse Allegation (Updated)

Angelina Jolie separated from her partner of 12 years one day after alleged incident took place

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UPDATED at 7:32 a.m PT: Pitt has been interviewed by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Families but the LAPD does not currently have an investigation open on the case.


Brad Pitt is under investigation for allegedly getting “physically” and “verbally abusive” with one his children, according to multiple media reports.

Both People and TMZ reported that Pitt and wife Angelina Jolie were traveling on their private plane last week with some of their children, and at some point during the flight, Pitt went off on one of the kids. The incident then allegedly continued on the tarmac once the plane landed.

According to People’s source, someone anonymously reported the alleged abuse to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. CNN reported DCFS interviewed Pitt shortly thereafter. However, TheWrap has confirmed that the Los Angeles Police Department is not currently investigating Pitt.

The DCFS told TheWrap that due to confidentiality laws they are unable to confirm or deny whether they are currently investigating Pitt. Representatives for Pitt have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

People and TMZ reported that the incident took place on Sept. 14, the day before the date Jolie listed as the official date of separation between her and Pitt in her divorce filing earlier this week. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

“Brangelina,” as they were dubbed by the media, met in 2004 on the set of the action movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” in which they played rival assassins who also happen to be married to each other. There was widespread speculation at the time that their relationship began on the set and that Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston so he could be with Jolie.

They were officially married in a private ceremony at a French chateau in August 2014. In 2015, they co-starred in the drama “By the Sea,” which followed a married couple trying to repair their marriage during a stay at a hotel in France in the 1970s.