Brad Pitt 'abusive behaviour investigation closed'

An investigation into allegations against that actor Brad Pitt was abusive towards his son in September has ended with no finding of wrongdoing

10 November 2016, 8:29am
Pitt is seeking joint custody of the six children he has with Jolie
Pitt is seeking joint custody of the six children he has with Jolie
An investigation into allegations against that actor Brad Pitt was abusive towards his son in September has ended with no finding of wrongdoing, US media reported.

Social workers in Los Angeles had been examining claims that Pitt hit his 15-year-old son Maddox on a private jet, occurring one day before Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt after two years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences". The couple had been married for two years, but together for more than a decade.

Jolie is seeking sole physical custody of the couple's six children – Maddox, 15; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, 10; and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 – meaning the children would live with her and Pitt would be allowed visits. Pitt is seeking joint custody of their six children.

According to the BBC, a spokesman for the LA Department of Children and Family Services said the agency could not confirm it investigated Pitt.