Brad Pitt was rumored to be under investigation after reports came out that he allegedly got “verbally abusive and physical” with ex-wife Angelina Jolie and their oldest son, Maddox, last month. However, a new TMZ report revealed that the actor will not be prosecuted for the alleged incident.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, law enforcement sources told the outlet that the FBI never officially opened an investigation against the 52-year-old “Allied” actor for the alleged incident because there was “no case.” Authorities are reportedly still gathering the facts from the incident, which occurred while Pitt and his family were flying back to the United States on their private plane. However, the FBI does not consider it an official investigation.
Last month, reports surfaced that Pitt was an abusive father, and this was what drove Jolie, 41, to file for divorce. Sources told Us weekly that the “World War Z” star, Jolie and their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — had been flying from Nice, France to Burbank, Calif. on Sept. 14 and stopped to refuel at the International Falls Airport in Minnesota. Pitt, who was drunk at the time, and the actress got into an explosive argument that was reportedly caught on tape. Maddox then reportedly “stepped in to defend Angie and got in Brad's face.”
TMZ initially reported that the actor got “verbally abusive and physical” with their kids during the flight. Another source said that the Department of Children and Family Services received an anonymous call regarding the incident, but Pitt and Jolie were only interviewed and there was no follow-up investigation. However, another insider close to Pitt told Us Weekly that “the abuse suggestions are inaccurate.”
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on Sept. 19, less than a week after the alleged incident occurred. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the filing and requested for sole physical custody of their six children.
The estranged couple agreed on a temporary plan to have the six children stay with Jolie until Oct. 20, with the actor getting visitation. Pitt has already reunited with his six children since the split.