Brad Pitt Cleared In Child Abuse Investigation

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shocked the world when they announced their divorce, but what was even more shocking, perhaps, is that Pitt was accused of child abuse.

The 52-year-old actor has six children with Jolie, and the investigation began when he reportedly had an altercation with his 15-year-old son Maddox in September.

The children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne, all stayed with Angelina Jolie while Pitt had monitored visitation rights, as long as a therapist was present.


Thankfully, the actor has now been cleared of the abuse allegations after an intense investigation performed by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Angelina Jolie claimed that Pitt hit their son intentionally after a "pattern of misconduct." He was accused of verbally abusing his son a number of times.

TMZ reports that the DCFS finished their investigation on Wednesday.

He was cleared of the allegations after interviews with social workers. Pitt was fully cooperative and agreed to give urine and blood samples.


When the couple first split, Pitt did not see his children for 19 days. When he was finally able to reunite with them, Maddox chose to stay home with his mother.

A source has said that Maddox does not see himself as Pitt's son, while another suggested he never wanted to see his adoptive father again.

Pitt has since reunited with Maddox in October.

The DCFS concluded that no further action will be taken.

This is a great sign for Pitt, who is seeking joint custody of the children. Angelina Jolie had wanted to have sole custody.

California judges tend to favor Pitt's position. Obviously, the children would miss their father incredibly.

We hope that Brad and Angelina can be cordial through this trying time for the sake of their children, and can compromise for what is best for the kids.

Citations: Breaking: Brad Pitt Has Been Cleared in Child Abuse Investigation (Marie Claire)