FBI drops child abuse case against Brad Pitt
The FBI has closed its investigation into Hollywood star Brad Pitt’s actions while on an international flight with his children. According to a statement released by the bureau, “the FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation”, reported USA Today. “No charges have been filed,” it added.
Due to issues of jurisdiction, the case was referred from the Los Angeles Police Department to the FBI following allegations of abuse during a family dispute on a private plane as the Angelina Jolie, Pitt and their kids travelled back from France to the US in September. The plane stopped on the journey to LA to refuel in Minnesota. The FBI agents interviewed Jolie, 41, for several hours about the matter at her Los Angeles home on October 18. Pitt, who is on a media tour for his new movie Allied, was also cleared of child abuse allegations by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services on November 9. The 52-year-old actor is pursuing joint custody of his six children with Jolie.
In her divorce filing, Jolie requested sole physical custody of Maddox, 15; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, 10; and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8. Jolie and Pitt were together for 12 years and were married for two years.
Representatives for Jolie previously stated the actor was satisfied with safeguards put in place for their children. A representative for Pitt declined to comment.