TMZ: Brad Pitt under investigation for child abuse

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LOS ANGELES, California — Brad Pitt is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children, TMZ reported.

Sources told TMZ that Pitt, Jolie, and their children were on a private jet last week, when Pitt got drunk and started getting physical with the kids and screaming at them.

Witnesses said once the jet landed last Wednesday evening, Pitt continued his rant on the tarmac and allegedly tried to leave in one of the fuel trucks.

TMZ reported that someone anonymously reported the incident to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services. The LAPD also has the case. That is routine for any reports of child abuse.

Sources told TMZ the incident triggered Jolie to separate from Pitt the next day and file for divorce earlier this week.

A source close to Pitt told TMZ:

“He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children. It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”

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