UPDATE: Thursday, 9/22 2:20 P.M.
Apparently, Brad Pitt is, in fact, involved in allegations of child abuse; it’s just that the LAPD is not handling the case.
The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services received an anonymous call that Brad was wasted on a private jet last week and became physically and verbally abusive to his kids.
As we reported, the DCFS followed protocol and notified the LAPD. Law enforcement sources say the LAPD’s Abused Child Unit (ACU) got the report, but determined that the Department did not have jurisdiction because the alleged incident occurred in the air, on a flight from France to the U.S.
The Los Angeles Abused Child Unit then closed its file and referred the matter to the FBI.
However, the Department of Children and Family Services spokesman Armand Montiel told USA TODAY that by law, they cannot confirm or deny investigations.
The Brangelina breakup has taken an unusual turn.
After Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt earlier this week, details of the couple’s split have emerged and most of it is jaw-dropping. Reports surfaced that Brad was under investigation by the LAPD and L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children. But the LAPD confirmed that the story is totally false.
The Police Department said in a statement, “LAPD is not handling any report or allegations into child abuse for Mr. Brad Pitt. We don’t have anything on Brad Pitt right now. We have confirmed with the detectives, and according to our detectives there are no active investigations regarding Brad Pitt.”
The story claimed that the famous couple and their kids were on a flight last Wednesday when he allegedly got drunk on the private jet and went wild, screaming and getting physical with the children. However, law enforcement denies any involvement in the situation.
When news of the split broke earlier this week, rumors surfaced that it was due to Pitt’s affair with co-star Marion Cotillard. But the actress vehemently denied the accusations in an Instagram post, revealing that she’s in love, expecting a baby, and not cheating with Brad.
This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into. I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn't distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment. With all my love Marion Ceci sera la première et seule réaction que j'aurai concernant la déferlante inouïe qui à commencé il y a de ça 24 heures et à laquelle je suis mêlée malgré moi. Je n'ai pas pour habitude de commenter ni de prendre au sérieux le tas d'absurdités déversées à mon sujet mais la situation prenant une telle tournure et affectant des gens que j'aime, je me dois de m'exprimer. Pour commencer, j'ai rencontré il y a quelques années l'homme de ma vie , le père de notre fils et du bébé que nous attendons aujourd'hui. Il est mon amour, mon meilleur ami et le seul homme dont j'ai besoin. Ensuite, à ceux qui me prétendent dévastée, je vais très bien merci. Ce genre d'inventions aberrantes ne m'affecte en aucun cas. Et pour finir, à la "presse", à tous les haters, trolls et consorts qui ont le jugement si rapide je vous souhaite sincèrement… un prompt rétablissement. Ceci dit et un peu plus sérieusement, je souhaite à Angelina et Brad, deux personnes pour qui j'ai un profond respect, de trouver la paix dans ce moment tumultueux. Avec tout mon amour. Marion
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram