September 22, 2016


Update: LAPD Says Brad Pitt Is Not Under Investigation for Child Abuse

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards

Update: The Hollywood Reporter received a denial from the Los Angeles Police Department's Sgt. Barry Montgomery:

"We have no criminal investigation that we are actively pursuing. To my knowledge, [Pitt talking to police] never happened. And right now, that is where our office is. We are not investigating any case, nor do we have any allegations against Mr. Pitt. We understand how rumors get spun up, and hopefully we can put a few of them to rest. We have no investigation involving Mr. Pitt."

Oiginal story: As pieces of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's personal lives become headlines after their divorce was made public, TMZ reports that Pitt is under investigation for child abuse.

The actor allegedly flew off the handle on a private plane while under the influence of alcohol, and he got verbally abusive and physical with his children. The tantrum continued after the plan landed on the tarmac, where he attempted to leave on a fuel truck.

The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services is handling the case after someone on the plane or tarmac called, and the agency interviewed both Pitt and Jolie. They also have plans to interview the children. The L.A. police department are also involved.

Jolie filed for divorce on Monday, and claims that the date of their separation was Sept. 15, one day after the alleged incident on the plane.