Brad Pitt has been living with a cloud of doubt hanging over him due to estranged wife Angelina Jolie’s allegations of child abuse following an in-flight altercation with Pitt and son Maddox on a private jet.
Due to the allegations, Pitt was reportedly investigated by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services as well as the FBI, and Associated Press confirms that the DCFS has cleared him of all charges, closing its investigation after determining there was no finding of abuse during what was reportedly a heated argument between the “World War Z” star and his son.
The investigation saw Pitt, Jolie, their children and witnesses on the jet interviewed, and “a source familiar with the inquiry” tells AP that no further action will be taken regarding the matter.
“The source, who was not authorized to speak publicly, told the Associated Press that the investigation was closed within the past few days,” reads the report, adding that a spokesperson for DCFS wouldn’t confirm that Pitt was even investigated in the first place.
According to TMZ, Jolie told authorities that Pitt “intentionally and without justification struck the boy,” and that behaviour was part of a “pattern of misconduct,” an allegation the DCFS couldn’t verify during the course of its investigation.
Now that he’s been cleared, expect Pitt to gain an advantage in his custody battle with Jolie as he fights for joint custody of their six children while she insists on maintaining sole physical custody.