Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's fans were blindsided last month when they announced their divorce — and since then, the former couple has been involved in a bitter custody battle.
While the 12 Years a Slave actor made headlines for alleged drug and alcohol abuse in addition to bad behavior with their six children — (Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8), In Touch can exclusively reveal there may be some fabrication behind those reports.
(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"A look deep inside Angelina's camp shows a disturbing pattern of behavior," says an insider. "Her first two advisors were planting stories with the media that Brad had a severe drug and alcohol problem and was violent. It was an abhorrent course of action."
Brad is currently being investigated by the DCFS, which should conclude by the end of this month.
MORE: Brad Pitt Has Second Visit With His Kids — Get the Details
"He was devastated by her power play at first, but he truly believes that once the DCFS investigation is concluded, family court will side with him,” the source adds. “He’s ready for her. He believes he’ll be able to refute all her claims in front of a judge.”
For more on this, pick up the latest issue of In Touch — and sign up for our newsletter for even more exclusive content!