Brad Pitt will not be prosecuted for child abuse, FBI closes case
Hollywood star Brad Pitt will not be prosecuted for the child abuse incident that allegedly occurred in September on a private jet, The FBI has not opened up an investigation into allegations that the actor turned violent toward his 15-year-old son Maddox, according to reports.
The FBI is still gathering information on the matter, but the agency does not consider it an official investigation and the case is not expected to progress. Pitt will not be prosecuted for his role in the alleged incident, reported entertainment website TMZ.
The allegations against the ‘Fight Club’ actor surfaced after his wife of two years and long-time partner Angelina Jolie filed for divorce, less than a week after the alleged incident last month. It was reported that Pitt got “verbally abusive and physical” with Maddox, while they were flying from France to California.
The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services looked into allegations that Pitt physically abused Maddox and notified the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), which turned to the FBI since the alleged altercation occurred on a flight from France.
Maddox wasn't injured in the alleged incident and law enforcement sources said there was no way to conclusively prove Pitt intentionally inflicted harm on his son, the TMZ report stated.
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt citing irreconcilable differences, and requested sole custody of the kids. The former couple have since reached a temporary custody agreement, which allows Pitt supervised visitation.