Brad Pitt Investigated For Child Abuse -- 'Shattered' As Angelina Jolie Bans Him From Seeing Kids?

Sandra Hajda

Hollywood Life reports that Brad Pitt has not seen his kids since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce on September 19.

Angelina cited "irreconcilable differences" in the divorce papers and requested physical custody of her children. Subsequent reports claimed that Angelina was worried about Brad Pitt's fathering style, weed and alcohol consumption, and "anger issues." In fact, many reports alleged that Angelina made the decision to split from Pitt because she was concerned about the welfare of her kids.

People later confirmed that Brad Pitt was investigated for child abuse after Pitt allegedly became "verbally abusive" and got "physical" with son Maddox.

The incident allegedly occurred on a private plane while the couple's other kids were present.

"Brad Pitt is under investigation for child abuse after he allegedly got 'verbally abusive' and 'physical' with one of his children with Angelina Jolie on the couple's private plane while their other kids were present."

A source revealed that Pitt is confident he will be cleared. The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services investigation began a few days ago, and the department decided to pursue the investigation after the private plane incident was captured on film.

"He knows the severity of the allegations and wants to be cleared of abuse before he sees them... He is confident he will be cleared. The kids are asking to see Brad, so he is hoping to see them next week."

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services made the decision to open the case after somebody "anonymously" reported the incident on the tarmac on the same day. This leaves open the possibility that Angelina herself reported the incident, though there is no confirmation that it was her -- it may just as easily have been an airplane attendant, nanny, aide, or even a friend.

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce a few days after the incident and report.

Hollywood Life also reports that Pitt is shattered and "crying his eyes out" over the whole ordeal. A source revealed that Pitt is absolutely heartbroken over the prospect of losing his kids, but that he is determined not to allow the ordeal to bring him down.

The source added that protecting his kids is all Brad Pitt cares about.

"Thinking about losing them cripples him... Brad can't help but break down into tears thinking about it. He's been crying a lot, probably more than he ever has. It's heartbreaking to see this good man be brought down like this. But no matter how bad he's hurting, Brad won't let himself fall to pieces. He will dust himself off and be strong not because he wants to, but because he has to for the kids. Protecting them is all that he cares about."
"It's unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light."
"He's so torn up and shattered, not only because of the divorce but because he hasn't seen the kids and he really wants to... Being apart from them is part of why he's so torn up."

Hollywood Life reports that Angelina "fell out of love with Brad a year ago" and that she was concerned and upset about Brad's ongoing marijuana and drug abuse, as well as his alleged anger issues.


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