FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, American actress and UNHCR Ambassador Angelina Jolie, left, with her daughter Zahara, and Brad Pitt, right, with Jolie's son Maddox, walk near the Gateway of India in Mumbai, India. Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to one of the world's most star-studded, tabloid-generating romances. An attorney for Jolie Pitt, Robert Offer, said Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, that she has filed for the dissolution of the marriage. (AP Photo, File) (AP Photo, File)

LAPD denies it's investigating Brad Pitt for child abuse

The LAPD quickly refuted TMZ's claim that they were investigating Pitt "getting physical with the kids"


Brendan Gauthier
September 22, 2016 7:47PM (UTC)

The Los Angeles Police Department clarified on Thursday that it is not investigating Brad Pitt for alleged child abuse, contrary to reports.

Earlier Thursday, TMZ reported Pitt, wife Angelina Jolie, "and their kids were on a flight last Wednesday when he allegedly got wasted on the private jet. He allegedly went wild, screaming and getting physical with the kids."

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And according to its source, TMZ said, "Someone either on the plane or the tarmac anonymously reported the incident to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services," which would then be handled by the LAPD.

The L.A.-based gossip site said the incident on the plane led to Jolie's filing for divorce on Monday.

The LAPD told US Weekly, however, it "is not handling any report or allegations into child abuse for Mr. Brad Pitt."


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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