Two days after his divorce from Angelina Jolie was announced, sources say that Brad Pitt is being investigated for child abuse against one of his six children.
People magazine reports that the actor got "physical" and was "verbally abusive" during a Sept. 14 flight on the couple's private plane. Angelina, 41, and at least a few their kids allegedly witnessed the incident.
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An insider reveals that the Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services responded to an anonymous tip on the tarmac.
Brad with Pax, Shiloh and Maddox in 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
A source close to Brad, who was rumored to be drinking on the plane, claims the 52-year-old is not taking these accusations lightly. "He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children," the source says. "It's unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light."
In her divorce filing, Angelina listed the duo's date of separation as Sept. 15, a day after her husband's alleged meltdown.
The pair is parents to sons Maddox, 15, Pax, 12 and Knox, 8, as well as daughters Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and Vivienne, 8. They were married in August 2014 after nine years together.