Wednesday, November 9, 2016




LOS ANGELES (AP) — A source familiar with an investigation into whether actor Brad Pitt was abusive toward his son on a private flight in September says the case has been closed with no finding of abuse by the actor.
The source, who was not authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the investigation was closed within the past few days.
Multiples sources have said the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services had been looking into allegations Pitt was abusive toward his 15-year-old son on the flight in mid-September. Pitt's wife, Angelina Jolie Pitt, filed for divorce days after the incident.
Custody of the actors' six children has been the primary issue in their divorce.
A spokesman for the department said the agency could not confirm it investigated Pitt.



People
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has concluded its investigation into child abuse allegations against Brad Pitt, multiple sources tell PEOPLE.
“It was a full and thorough investigation and the determination has been made that no charges should be brought,” says a source, adding that there was no finding of abuse.
A rep for Angelina Jolie responded in a statement to PEOPLE: “The job of the DCFS is to make sure the children are in a safe and secure situation. As we said earlier this week, childcare professionals encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides that was in the best interest of the children. Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal.”
A rep for Pitt declined to comment.


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Brad Pitt has been cleared of child abuse allegations by the Department of Child and Family Services, ET can confirm.

“It wasn’t clearly founded that there was any abuse by Pitt,” the source tells ET, emphasizing that there was no validation or proof of abuse and the investigation is now closed.

In September, both 41-year-old Jolie and 52-year-old Pitt agreed to a DCFS safety plan -- a temporary custody agreement over their six children -- which is standard practice in any ongoing child welfare investigation. Jolie and Pitt each volunteered to participate in individual counseling, and Pitt also agreed to undergo drug and alcohol testing, though he was not required to, sources told ET.

Although the safety plan was set to expire on Oct. 20, it was extended last month as the investigation continued

 Jolie and Pitt have also come to their own custody plan. On Monday, a representative for Jolie told ET that Jolie and Pitt's children -- 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne -- will remain in the actress' custody. "Childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides over a week ago," the rep said in a statement. "In accordance with this agreement, the six children will stay in their mother's custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father. This has been determined by childcare professionals to be in the children’s best interest.”

Another source also told ET that Pitt has voluntarily chosen to have supervised visits with his kids, because he believes that it is what's best for them. "His visits are monitored voluntarily because he has agreed to go out of his way for the kids," the source said.

Jolie and Pitt actually spoke directly to reach the new custody agreement, a source told ET. 

“This is what Brad and Angelina have decided between each other for the children,” one source said. “The agreement is also indefinite, so there is no time frame to it, it is in place until they decide to make a change."



23 comments:

  1. "allegations made by Angelina" shame on TMZ she never ever made those allegations TMZ has gone all anti Angelina hmm following the likes of People and Us seems like Brads PR is now in full swing for damage control. And yet she is being blamed WTF

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  2. TMZ is playing the Brad Vs Angelina custody war , I just hope Brads PR doesn't fall under this BS and keeps his cool by actually talking to Angelina and not letting hearsay cloud his judgment.

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    1. Yep, now she's going to be dragged further into the mud pile by Brad and his team. I'll wait for a statement from Angelina's team before buying anything from Brad's side through tmz right before his premiere.

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    2. His side is sure helping him in his outings isnt it , all good news and more people fawning over him and more people cursing Angelina.

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  4. This isn't even Brad's PR, TMZ was very upset when Smith release the statement to all outlets after they had had an exclusive line to Angelina through Wesser these past 2 months.

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    1. TMZ and People seems like are in coo hoots now.Both posting the same ant Angelina BS.

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    2. And People too? What a coincidence huh?

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  5. Fussy you know the statements due to come out you mentioned above are you thinking about the divorce? Or just the custody? I still hoped due to the case wrap up she might withdraw her petition or do you realistically think she wont and he dosent want to either? or maybe its too late now?

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    1. WOW the timing between allied premiere and this "leak/source" is IMPRESSIVE

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  7. TMZ doesn't make any sense.
    Why over a week ago did Brad sign a legal agreement allowing Angie to have sole physical custody for the present and him to continue having therapeutic visits with his children.
    He could have held out until the case was closed.
    TMZ never had direct access to Angie and were always trying to set her up for a fall.

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    1. He may be cleared , but it doesn't mean DCFS think they have to work on their family issues with a continuing safety plan

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    2. Precisely, the spin from TMZ&People is to polish Brad's good guy image for the release of his film.
      What are they going to to when the children remain in Angie's custody.
      Also the children are presumably settled where they are, the next step would be for Brad&Angie to decide on a more permanent residence.
      So there is no point moving the children before that is put in place.
      I know people are worried about Angie but she will be fine.
      Angie to my mind does her homework, knows her facts and usually has right on her side.
      She doesn't need people spinning on her behalf.

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  8. Disgusting , they almost said it was Angelina that reported the disturbance to DCFS

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  9. WOW the timing between allied premiere and this "leak/source" is IMPRESSIVE.

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    1. So that he comes out smelling of roses surrounded by Hollywood friends drying his tears whilst his PR makes his wife look like the abuser and let her take all the BS .See the the timing of this news coincidence NOT.

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  11. I want to see what's Brad gonna do with all the media painting Angie so bad. The fact that all these happeb before the Allied premier sort of telling me who's Brad REALLY is.

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    1. If he doesn't say anything in her defense, I will definitely see him in a different light. Before we were saying maybe he couldn't issue a statement because of dcfs but if it is true that he is cleared and he still doesn't say anything, then...

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  12. Fussy, sorry for the doble post

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