Wednesday, September 28, 2016







PEOPLE has confirmed that Brad Pitt took a drug test voluntarily, and that the actor is cooperating fully and willingly with the Department of Children and Family Services.

Pitt, 52, is accused of being "verbally abusive" and getting "physical" with son Maddox, 15, while he and wife Angelina Jolie were returning from France to their L.A. home on a private plane on Sept. 14. An investigation into the alleged incident has been launched by the L.A. County DCFS after it was reported anonymously.

A DCFS spokesperson told PEOPLE that drug testing parents during abuse investigations is "very standard."

 "He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children," a source close to Pitt told PEOPLE. "It's unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light." Another source said, "Brad has been interviewed and is cooperating fully. The case remains open."

The case was also referred to the FBI under special aircraft jurisdiction, as the incident occurred mid-flight. But a source close to the actor tells PEOPLE that it does not seem likely at this time that the FBI will be recommending further investigation into the matter.

"I find it very hard to believe that they would take action with the facts that have been presented, given the fact that I don't believe the child received any injuries," David Kubiliun, chairman of Greenspoon Marder's criminal law practice group tells PEOPLE.




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