Brad Pitt ‘cleared of any al­le­ga­tion of wrong­do­ing’

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

Brad Pitt has been cleared af­ter a probe into al­le­ga­tions he mis­treated one of his chil­dren, sources close to the case said late last week.

The claims cen­tred on an al­leged in­ci­dent with his 15-year-old son Mad­dox in Septem­ber on a flight from France. Pitt’s wife An­gelina Jolie says he struck the child.

So­cial work­ers in­ter­viewed the cou­ple, their chil­dren and wit­nesses who were on the plane.

The Los An­ge­les County Depart­ment of Chil­dren and Fam­ily Ser­vices (DCFS) con­cluded that Pitt, 52, did not be­have abu­sively, a source close to the case told AFP.

Pitt “has been cleared of any al­le­ga­tion of wrong­do­ing”, the source said.

Jolie, 41, filed for di­vorce in Septem­ber, cit­ing ir­rec­on­cil­able dif­fer­ences. She is seek­ing sole cus­tody of their six chil­dren. Pitt is seek­ing joint le­gal and phys­i­cal cus­tody. For now, the kids are with her and he can make su­per­vised vis­its, two sources said.

Be­ing cleared by so­cial ser­vices should help Pitt’s ef­forts for joint cus­tody.

Jolie 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”, said a state­ment sent to AFP by her me­dia team.

The A-lis­ters – given the celebrity moniker “Brangelina” – wed in France two years ago, but had been a cou­ple since 2004.

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