‘Abu­sive be­hav­iour in­ves­ti­ga­tion closed’

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into whether ac­tor Brad Pitt was abu­sive to­wards his son in Septem­ber has ended with no find­ing of wrong­do­ing, US me­dia re­port.

So­cial work­ers in Los An­ge­les had been ex­am­in­ing claims Mr Pitt hit his 15-year-old son Mad­dox on a pri­vate jet.

His wife An­gelina Jolie filed for di­vorce the day af­ter the in­ci­dent. They had been mar­ried for two years, but to­gether for more than a decade.

Mr Pitt is seek­ing joint cus­tody of their six chil­dren.

A spokesman for the LA De­part­ment of Chil­dren and Fam­ily Ser­vices said the agency could not con­firm it in­ves­ti­gated Pitt.

Ms Jolie cited “ir­rec­on­cil­able dif­fer­ences” when she filed to end the mar­riage on 19 Septem­ber.

Mr Pitt and Ms Jolie grew close while shoot­ing the 2005 film Mr & Mrs Smith, in which they played a cou­ple in a stag­nant re­la­tion­ship. They got mar­ried in 2014.

Their union was Mr Pitt’s sec­ond mar­riage, af­ter a di­vorce from Friends star Jen­nifer Anis­ton, and Ms Jolie’s third af­ter Billy Bob Thorn­ton and Jonny Lee Miller.

The cou­ple have six chil­dren to­gether - Mad­dox, Pax, and Zahara, who are adopted, and bi­o­log­i­cal chil­dren Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivi­enne.

Mr Pitt, 52, and Ms Jolie, 41, mar­ried pri­vately at their French es­tate in Provence. Their chil­dren served as ring bear­ers and helped il­lus­trate Ms Jolie’s white Ver­sace dress with their draw­ings.

Both ac­tors are known for their phil­an­thropic work away from the screen. An­gelina Jolie was a UNHCR good­will am­bas­sador for more than a decade.

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