Brad Pitt Allegedly Investigated For Child Abuse After 'Incident' On Private Jet


UPDATE, 1:03 pm EST: The LAPD has released a statement confirming it is “not handling any reports or allegations into child abuse for Mr. Brad Pitt.” The LA County Department of Children and Family Services added it would never comment on cases involving minors.

Brad Pitt is allegedly under investigation for child abuse following his split from Angelina Jolie, multiple sources have reported.

It is believed the actor was anonymously reported by someone who witnessed an incident on the tarmac after the couple exited their private plane last Wednesday.

Sources told TMZ Pitt and Jolie have already been interviewed by authorities and the children will be spoken to next.

Another source told PEOPLE,

Jolie filed for divorce earlier this week.

A few hours after the news broke, Brad Pitt released a statement to PEOPLE, saying "what matters most now" are his children.

He said,


The couple, who have six children, announced the end of their two-year marriage and 12-year relationship on Tuesday.

Following the initial divorce report from TMZ, Angelina's attorney released a statement that read,

Angelina later released an additional statement to E! News via her longtime manager, Geyer Kosinski.

The statement read,