Brad Pitt shouldn’t worry too much about those child abuse claims. HollywoodLife.com spoke with a divorce attorney and family law expert, EXCLUSIVELY, who told us that it’s highly unlikely anything bad will come from child services’ investigation into the ‘Fight Club’ actor. Find out why!
“The child abuse claims against Brad Pitt will likely not stick simply due to lack of evidence. These child services are sophisticated and they know when they are being used in a divorce case. It is a he says, she says in a case where there is incentive for each party and their own self-interest to lie. The judge will not do much because there is likely no other proof, unless the stewardess on the plane or some other 3rd party witness who saw him strike the child, that might make a case but apparently they have nobody,” Divorce Attorney & Family Law Expert Raoul Felder tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. ”
As we previously told you, Brad was accused of putting his hands on his son, Maddox, 15, during a plane fight. “[Brad] was drunk and there was an argument between him and Angelina,” a source told PEOPLE. “There was a parent-child argument which was not handled in the right away and escalated more than it should have.” However, a source close to the actor told the magazine Brad didn’t harm his son. “[Brad] is emphatic that it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed. He did not hit his child in the face in any way. He did not do that; he is emphatic about that. He put his hands on him, yes, because the confrontation was spiraling out of control.” Either way, there is no evidence of foul play at this time.
“The operative factor is there is no external evidence. There is no 3rd party evidence. There is no evidence of even an injury of any kind. I think it is going to go no where. If Angelina [Jolie] makes another complaint and it is not backed up, it is not going to be good for her and if it is backed up, it is not going to be good for him. But if it is true, Brad may do it again. The court may interview the children, but you can’t trust 100% what the kids say because they also side with the mother or father. You have to have some kind of 3rd party or independent testimony of some sort before you can do anything,” he adds.
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