The FBI has reportedly closed its child abuse investigation into Brad Pitt, with NBC News’ Andrew Blankstein breaking the news on Twitter, also revealing that a source familiar with the investigation says there will be no charges filed.
Shortly after, the FBI confirmed the case is closed, issuing the following statement: “In response to allegations made following a flight within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States which landed in Los Angeles carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation. No charges have been filed in this matter.”
This closes the book on one of the nastier chapters in Pitt’s ongoing divorce from estranged wife Angelina Jolie, when the FBI was called in after allegations surfaced that Pitt, who had reportedly been drinking, got physical with 15-year-old son Maddox while the two had a heated disagreement while flying on a private jet.
The FBI’s statement confirms an earlier report, citing an anonymous source, that the investigation had been closed, while a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services — which was also reportedly investigating the incident — refused to confirm that Pitt was even the subject of an investigation.
Pitt and Jolie reportedly separated in mid-September, with Jolie filing divorce papers a few days later.