FBI Confirms Involvement In Brad Pitt Child Abuse Investigation

New reports are shedding a light on the reasoning behind the LAPD’s statement saying they “are not handling any reports or allegations into child abuse for Mr. Brad Pitt”.

Following the anonymous report of Pitt’s out of control behaviour on a family flight on a private plane that landed in Minnesota on Wednesday, September 14, the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services notified the LAPD. The LAPD’s Abused Child Unit fielded the call, but determined that the Department did not have jurisdiction seeing as the alleged abuse occurred while the family was on a flight from France to the U.S.

TMZ‘s source at the LAPD has reported that because the incident occurred in the air, the FBI has jurisdiction.

Even though the LAPD have closed their file, after referring to the FBI, if the DCFS interviews find evidence to suggest that there was any abuse at the Jolie-Pitt family home in L.A., the LAPD will open a new case.

“He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children,” a source close to the family tells TMZ. “It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”

What the outlet is dubbing the “trigger” for the divorce, the 52-year-old was reportedly seen getting “verbally abusive” and “physical” with his children.

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The scene allegedly played out during a private flight the couple were on Wednesday. Allegedly screaming and getting physical with his kids, the actor reportedly continued his bizarre behaviour on the tarmac, after the plane landed around 8 p.m.

TMZ reports that both Pitt and Jolie have already been interviewed about the incident and that the DCFS has plans to interview the kids as well, as their investigation is ongoing.

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“He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children,” a source close to the family tells TMZ. “It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”

ET Canada reached out to the FBI and received the following statement about reports that Pitt is being investigated by the Bureau: “In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued.”

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