Wednesday, November 9, 2016








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Angelina Jolie 'Relieved' Investigation Into Brad Pitt Child Abuse Claims Has Ended

Angelina Jolie hopes her children can start to "heal" after the Department of Child and Family Services cleared Brad Pitt of child abuse allegations.

In a statement to ET, Jolie's rep said the actress was "relieved" that the investigation had concluded, and that her focus has always been the health of the family. 

"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," the statement read. "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."

ET confirmed that DCFS cleared Pitt of the child abuse allegations on Wednesday. "It wasn't clearly founded that there was any abuse by Pitt," a source tells ET, emphasizing that there was no validation or proof of abuse.

Another source, however, tells ET that "just because the DCFS investigation is over and Brad was cleared, doesn't mean they didn't necessarily find anything. There is a reason that Brad and Angelina are still sticking to the safety plan originally put in place by DCFS. His visits are still monitored with a therapist."

ET has also learned 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.

The DCFS launched their investigation into Pitt in late September, after an alleged incident between the actor and his 15-year-old son, Maddox, while on a family flight back to the U.S. from Europe, though a source told ET at the time that reports of abuse were "exaggerated or untrue" and that "there was no inappropriate physical contact." 

During their investigation, DCFS implemented a voluntary safety plan for the family, which gave Jolie temporary custody of the former couple's six 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 -- while Pitt had supervised visits with the kids. 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. ET has learned that this safety plan is officially over, however, the custody agreement Pitt and Jolie signed last week is still in place.

On Monday, three days after Pitt filed his response to Jolie's divorce petition, and requesting joint custody of the children, a source revealed that the former couple had spoken directly to reach their own temporary custody arrangement.

"Childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides over a week ago," Jolie's rep said in a statement at the time. "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." 




In response to the news, Jolie's rep told Us: "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."

 The news comes after Us confirmed that Pitt plans on fighting for joint physical and legal custody of their children after Jolie's rep told Us on Monday, November 7 that the exes had reached a custody agreement.

 A source close to Pitt, however, stressed to Us that the agreement is by no means locked down. Pitt’s November 4 response to Jolie’s September 19 divorce filing, in which the actor filed paperwork seeking joint custody of their six children, “demonstrates that he’s going to fight for the kids," the source said.
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While the DCFS have given the actor the all clear, Pitt continues to be investigated by the FBI for alleged assault over the incident. Us previously revealed Jolie sat for a 4-hour interview with FBI agents who questioned her over the matter at her Los Angeles home on October 18. The FBI investigators have also interviewed other witnesses and continue to gather information they will present to a prosecutor, who will then decide whether to bring charges agains the Fury star, an insider said, adding that the process could take months.



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19 comments:

  1. I don't understand...back and forth, forth and back. What is going on with these dueling statements?

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  2. I`m glad that Angie it`s happy that the case it`s close. I think now Angie and the kids should move back to their LF home. That`s the kids home and where they feel more comfortable and Brad should move to some place close.

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    1. Doubtful as Brad is the sole legal owner

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    2. No this is not true. But if you want to believe that fine.

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    3. She and him own the last house together recently purchased at Loz Feliz just not sure what its being used for.

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    4. Yes, I believe there are several structures on the property which Brad has owned since the 90's. Absolutely possible they may jointly own one of them, but the primary residence is owned by him.

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    5. Not true but again believe what you want. Again Angie and the kids should move back to the family home and brad should move to some place close.

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    6. Regardless if he owns it by himself or not, he should leave so his kids can go home they been through enough why not allow them some sense of normalcy while they continue to heal. It's not too much to ask I was always troubled by the fact that Angelina and the kids left their home instead of Brad which would've been a hell of a lot easier.

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  3. Wait...rereading the second paragraph. FBI still investigating alleged assault (the plane) but DCFS is closed. Maybe the FBI is investigating a non-child related assault?

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    1. I don`t know why Brad first marriage has anything to do with this. It has been almost 13 years since his divorce. That has nothing to do with the situation on hand. It just go back to a sort of obsession of BA fans to talk about his first married and an actress that has nothing to do with Joliepitts lives.

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  5. Brad is who he is, now his kids will see that for themselves.

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  6. Good news. So dcfs dont found any standar of abuse that would bring charges but Brad signed a legal agreement recommended by childcare professional,to allow Angie to keep sole physical custody FOR THE PRESENT and him therapeutic visits. why? Is it the confirmation that he has some issues that need to be heal? Hope he does it for his kids.
    I think that Brad knows he put his ex wife and children through hell.But he has always a free pass, he’s never had to take the blame. Take a look to his past relationships. Brad is a deception...jmo

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  7. TMZ doesn't make any sense. Its DCFS who's finding are submitted to the court. If she had any evidence it would make sense that she would have provided them with it. A judge would throw out this so-called evidence. They need to step away from these so-called sources their starting not to make sense now.

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  8. Third - that divorce isn't going anywhere - I know it`s very unlike and I sound silly but I really really hope you`re right Fuzzy. My mother always say that we never should gave up on hope. As much as I am angry at Brad I think they are the love of each other life.

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  9. I mean if Bert Fields don`t do something about TMZ soon Angie may as well fired them because they are not doing they job.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing its getting outrageous. Someone needs to do something about this.

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  10. I'm with you on not posting tmz anymore. It's gotten beyond defamatory and toxic.

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  11. Better than Fields do it something against tmz difamatories claims about angie is brad making a statement about the whole situation. And We know that never will happen

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