Brad Pitt probed for alleged physical, verbal child abuse

Friday, 23 September 2016 - 14:28


Brad Pitt is under investigation by US authorities after being accused of physically and verbally abusing his children during an angry outburst.

The Los Angeles Police Department began probing Pitt based on an anonymous tip received by the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, as is systematic following any report of child abuse.

The news comes days after 41-year-old Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking custody of their six kids.

The source reportedly told authorities that Pitt began screaming and "getting physical" with his children on a private jet, possibly under the influence, and then continued ranting after the plane landed.