The child abuse allegations against Brad Pitt have reportedly been brought to the attention of the FBI. The LAPD is no longer looking into these claims — because it falls under the jurisdiction of the Feds. Get the latest here.
Brad Pitt, 52, was allegedly verbally and physically abusive toward his children on a private plane on Sept. 14, and because the reported incident took place in the air, it falls under the FBI’s jurisdiction. The LAPD confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that they were not investigating the actor, but the FBI has launched an investigation of its own, according to TMZ. HollywoodLife.com has reached out to the FBI and are awaiting a statement.
As we previously reported, an anonymous tipster reportedly called authorities to report last week’s incident, which is when Brad and Angelina Jolie, 41, were separately questioned by the Department of Child & Family Services. The information was then passed onto LAPD’s Abused Child Unit, who then handed it off to the FBI, TMZ reports. If any new information is revealed that alleges abuse at the pair’s Los Angeles home, then the LAPD will become involved once again.
Sources from Brad’s camp insist that he is innocent and was not abusive toward his six children in any way, but Angie still filed for divorce on Sept. 19, listing the date of separation as just one day after this alleged situation happened.
At the time of this alleged abuse, the 52-year-old was also allegedly drunk. Once the plane landed, he reportedly acted “out of control” on the tarmac and even tried to leave the scene in a fuel truck, according to TMZ. Brad has not publicly commented on the reports, but after Angelina filed for divorce, he did release a statement saying that he wanted what was best for the “well-being” of their kids.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by these allegations made against Brad?