The FBI has thrown out their case against Brad Pitt.
According to a new report, Brad Pitt will not be facing charges due to an alleged fight with his oldest son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 15, on their private plane last month. In fact, according to the FBI, there was never an investigation to begin with because there was never a case against him.
After the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services launched an investigation into allegations claiming Brad Pitt had struck his 15-year-old son during a plane ride from France to Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department turned the case over to the FBI. However, law enforcement sources have offered an update on the case, claiming the incident should have never been referred to the FBI.
“The Bureau’s official position is that they are still fact-gathering, though they are not calling it an investigation,” TMZ explained to readers on October 8, adding that the case is expected to “go nowhere.”
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According to reports, Brad Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt were involved in a physical altercation on their way home from France, and when they briefly landed in Minnesota, it was noted that staffers at the airport could hear screaming. However, as TMZ noted, Maddox suffered no injuries during the alleged incident, and some witnesses on the plane have said that Brad Pitt’s contact with the boy was “inadvertent.”
Following the claims, sources close to Brad Pitt’s soon-to-be ex-wife claimed she did not want him to be prosecuted for what he allegedly did to their son, but as TMZ pointed out, charges were never going to be brought about anyway.
“DCFS has interviewed family members but, as far as we know, the dept. has taken no action with respect to custody. As we reported, for now Angelina has full physical custody of the couple’s 6 kids,” the outlet explained.
After Angelina Jolie filed her divorce documents and requested she be given full physical custody of their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and Vivienne and Knox, 8, she and Brad Pitt came to a temporary custody agreement for their kids, which required the family to go to counseling — and required Brad Pitt to undergo drug and alcohol testing. Pitt is also required to have a therapist present during his time with the children.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s temporary agreement will last until October 20.
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Brad Pitt “has been absolutely devastated and heartbroken by the events of the past several weeks, both in terms of how those events have been wrongfully portrayed and how they have threatened to jeopardize his family’s ability to heal and move forward,” a source told People Magazine earlier this week, prior to news of the FBI’s decision against prosecuting the actor.
Throughout the past few weeks, Angelina Jolie has been holed up in a Malibu, California rental home with her and Brad Pitt’s six kids.
“They didn’t leave the rental house for days,” said a source close to the family. “It was hard for all of them. They are used to more activities and more entertainment so it’s difficult for them to just stay at the house. The younger kids don’t understand what’s going on.”
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married for two years before their split and celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary just weeks before Jolie filed for divorce. According to reports, Jolie’s filing on September 19 was prompted by Pitt’s alleged fight with Maddox on September 14.
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