Brad Pitt Cleared in Child Abuse Investigation

Actor and producer was accused of assaulting son Maddox in September, before Angelina Jolie filed for divorce

Last Updated: November 9, 2016 @ 3:17 PM

Brad Pitt has been cleared in the child abuse investigation that was at the center of his divorce from Angelina Jolie.

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services concluded their investigation into an alleged incident between Pitt and their son Maddox, finding that the actor had not harmed the child, per TMZ.

Pitt and Jolie reached a settlement in their divorce case earlier this week. Jolie, who filed for divorce in September, will continue to have sole custody of the six children with Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, according to her representative.

Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 15, Pax Jolie-Pitt, 12, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 11, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 10, and twins Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 8, will have “therapeutic visits” with their father under the terms of the deal.

“Brangelina,” as they had dubbed by the media, met on the set of the 2005 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 couple trying to repair their marriage during a stay at a hotel in France in the 1970s.