FBI Clears Brad Pitt Of Child Abuse Claims

Those of you committed to clearing Brad Pitt's name can take a load off and focus on surviving Thanksgiving with your shitty families because the whole Brad-Pitt-child-abuse circus appears to be over.

I know, I know, it's bittersweet at best.

Shortly after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from her fellow A-list actor husband on September 19, the 52-year-old was accused of verbally abusing the couple's children on a regular basis.

One instance, in which Brad allegedly violently berated son Maddox on a private flight in September, was said to have been captured on video.

The FBI conducted interviews with Brad, Angelina, their children — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne — and the flight crew.

Authorities reportedly conducted two drug tests, which Brad passed. The Oscar winner also agreed to a parenting plan that limited his visitation hours with his children and, during the two reported reunions, it's believed 15-year-old Maddox chose not to attend.

The LA County Department of Children and Family Services cleared Brad of abuse allegations earlier this month. Now, the FBI has ceased their investigation of the incident.

A spokesperson for the Bureau told E!,

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.

While the couple remains relatively tight-lipped on the status of their divorce and the nature of Brad's current relationship to their six children, the actor thanked fans and the media for their kindness while on the red carpet for his new film “Allied.”

He said,

Everyone has been really kind out here… It's really nice to have all the support.

Damn. These are dark days.

Citations: FBI Officially Closes Brad Pitt Investigation, No Charges Will Be Filed (E! News)