FBI closes Brad Pitt child abuse investigation

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Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband of two years Brad Pitt, a source familiar with the filing says. Credit: Michael Buckner, WireImage.com for Turner Network Television

The FBI has closed an investigation into child abuse allegations against Brad Pitt involving one of his children, an FBI spokeswoman said.

Pitt has six children with actress Angelina Jolie, who filed for divorce in September.

The accusation stemmed from an incident on a private plane, giving the FBI jurisdiction. The incident occurred one day before Jolie filed for divorce.

A source familiar with the situation told CNN in early November that the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services cleared Pitt of wrongdoing after allegations surfaced involving one of his children.

The FBI’s Los Angeles bureau confirmed on Tuesday that the investigation had been closed.

“In response to allegations made following a flight within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States which landed in Los Angeles carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation. No charges have been filed in this matter,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement.

A representative for Pitt had no comment.

Jolie is seeking sole physical custody of the couple’s children. Pitt has requested joint custody.

For the time being, the children are staying in their mother’s custody and have “therapeutic visits” with their father, Jolie’s representatives said previously.


  • Sheryl

    I’ve never liked Angelina Jolie, she has done and said too many callous, selfish things over the years and shows a real lack of concern for others, despite publicly presenting herself as a humanitarian. In fact, her private behavior has shown her to be anything but and it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that she approached the end of her relationship with Brad Pitt by trying to demonize him and destroy his relationship with his children. It does however sicken me that she chose to behave as she did. I will never see her as anything but a person who was so self centered, cruel and selfish that she totally disregarded the well being of her own children to win control of whatever it is she seems to think is worth sacrificing the well being of her own children to have control of. Truly evil actions in my opinion.

  • hard working taxpayer

    Just another one of those women who want to ensure they have TOTAL CONTROL over other peoples’ lives: in this case her children and her ex-husband by playing the victim. History shows she’s only good for a decade or so relationship with a man; she’s probably already hooked up with another actor and wanted to show Brad Pitt in a bad light so that she looks like a better person. Brad Pitt has his issues too. Namely cheating on Jennifer Aniston and leaving her for Angelina. I hope he gets an awesome attorney. I hope Brad addresses the eating disorder it seems Angelina has, stick-thin, blech!

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