Brad Pitt Is Under Investigation For Child Abuse: Report
When Angelina Jolie filed for divorce and made it a point to publicly announce she feels Brad Pitt is dangerous to the children, it was pretty obvious shit was about to get real. Case in point, TMZ is now reporting Brad Pitt is under investigation for child abuse after he allegedly got super drunk on a plane with the kids:
Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Brad, Angelina 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.
We’re told the plane landed at an airport around 8 PM, and witnesses say Pitt continued his rant on the tarmac, and even tried leaving in one of the fuel trucks.
Our sources say someone either on the plane or the tarmac anonymously reported the incident to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services. We’re told Brad and Angelina have already been interviewed and DCFS plans to interview the kids as well. That investigation is ongoing.
Brad Pitt tried to drunkenly commandeer a fuel truck? Holy shit, that’s the most badass thing I’ve ever heard all week. I mean, terrible thing. Just terrible. Those poor kids. (A fuel truck.)
Our sources say this incident triggered Jolie to separate from Brad the next day and file for divorce just days later.
A source close to Brad tells TMZ, “He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children,” adding, “It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”
And now for my asshole opinion. It sounds a hell of lot like Brad Pitt is drinking himself stupid to the point where it’s starting to spill over into public. Does that mean he’s abusing his kids? God, I hope not. But if he’s giving zero fucks about keeping it together in front of people, I don’t think anyone can fault Angelina Jolie for pulling the kids back and going, “Alright, dude, you’re done. You need to fucking chill out.” Plus, at this stage, her team doesn’t seem hesitant at all to pull the trigger on releasing whether or not the investigation finds evidence of abuse, so I’m not ruling anything out.
In the meantime, US Weekly is oddly reporting that Brad Pitt is not being investigated by the LAPD for child abuse, but the keyword there is LAPD. And I say odd because Us Weekly’s own reporting even mentions the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services who won’t get the LAPD involved unless they find something. But, hey, we’re all out here just trying to make a click. (Nipple? Kim Kardashian nipple?)
UPDATE: PEOPLE has confirmed child services has a case open.