Source: Pitt cleared in child abuse probe

Baltimore Sun - - ENTERTAINMENT - — Associated Press

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into whether Brad Pitt was abu­sive to­ward his son on a pri­vate flight in Septem­ber has been closed with no find­ing of abuse by the ac­tor, a source fa­mil­iar with the in­quiry said Wed­nes­day.

The source, who was not au­tho­rized to speak pub­licly, told the Associated Press that the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was closed within the past few days.

Mul­ti­ples sources have said the Los An­ge­les County De­part­ment of Chil­dren and Fam­ily Ser­vices had been look­ing into al­le­ga­tions Pitt was abu­sive to­ward his 15-year-old son on the flight in mid-Septem­ber. Pitt’s wife, An­gelina Jolie Pitt, filed for di­vorce days af­ter the in­ci­dent, and her at­tor­ney said it was “for the health of the fam­ily.”

A de­part­ment spokesman said the agency could not con­firm it in­ves­ti­gated Pitt.

Cus­tody of the ac­tors’ six chil­dren has been the pri­mary is­sue in their di­vorce. Jolie Pitt is seek­ing sole cus­tody, while Pitt is seek­ing joint cus­tody.

Pitt has had vis­i­ta­tion with his chil­dren un­der terms agreed upon by the for­mer cou­ple. Jolie Pitt’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives said Mon­day that an agree­ment on cus­tody had been reached, al­though a fi­nal agree­ment will be part of the cou­ple’s di­vorce judg­ment when it is en­tered.

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Brad Pitt re­port­edly has been cleared of ac­cu­sa­tions that he abused his 15-year-old son on a flight in Septem­ber.

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