FBI con­sid­ers in­ves­ti­ga­tion over Brad Pitt plane claim

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

The FBI says it is gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion about an al­leged in­ci­dent in­volv­ing Brad Pitt and his chil­dren aboard a pri­vate flight last week.

It said it was eval­u­at­ing whether to launch an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Pitt’s wife An­gelina Jolie filed for di­vorce on Mon­day cit­ing ir­rec­on­cil­able dif­fer­ences.

Jolie has asked for phys­i­cal cus­tody of the cou­ple’s six chil­dren, ask­ing the judge to give Pitt vis­i­ta­tion rights.

The FBI said: “In re­sponse to an in­quiry re­gard­ing al­le­ga­tions within the spe­cial air­craft ju­ris­dic­tion of the United States; specif­i­cally, an air­craft car­ry­ing Mr Brad Pitt and his chil­dren, the FBI is con­tin­u­ing to gather facts and will eval­u­ate whether an in­ves­ti­ga­tion at the fed­eral level will be pur­sued.”

Pitt re­leased a state­ment to Peo­ple magazine af­ter Jolie filed for di­vorce, say­ing he was “sad­dened”, and adding: “What mat­ters most now is the well-be­ing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they de­serve dur­ing this chal­leng­ing time.”

Jolie’s lawyer, Robert Of­fer, said the de­ci­sion to di­vorce had been made “for the health of the fam­ily”.

Los An­ge­les County Depart­ment of Chil­dren and Fam­ily Ser­vices said it could not con­firm or deny whether it was in­ves­ti­gat­ing Pitt be­cause of con­fi­den­tial­ity laws.

Los An­ge­les Po­lice Depart­ment has said it is not in­ves­ti­gat­ing ac­tor Brad Pitt in con­nec­tion with re­ports of al­le­ga­tions re­gard­ing his chil­dren, fol­low­ing claims they were look­ing into the mat­ter.

It said: “The LAPD is not han­dling any re­port or al­le­ga­tions into child abuse for Mr Brad Pitt.”

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