The divorce between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie just keeps getting uglier.
When Jolie first filed divorce documents citing irreconcilable differences on Monday, rumors swirled that Pitt’s parenting style was what drove the two apart. According to TMZ, Pitt is now under investigation for child abuse by the LAPD and the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services for alleged abuse of the couple’s six kids.
Sources tell the Los Angeles tabloid that the Jolie-Pitt crew was aboard a private jet last Wednesday night when Pitt became belligerent and started screaming at and getting physical with the children.
When the plane landed around 8 p.m., Pitt reportedly continued his rant and tried to take off in a fuel truck. Someone who witnessed the outburst reported the family to L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services.
Pitt and Jolie have already been interviewed by DCFS, and the kids will also be interviewed soon. The LAPD is part in the investigation, but that is routine when DCFS is involved.
The incident was reportedly the straw that broke the camel’s back for Jolie. She decided to separate from Pitt the following day and filed for a divorce on September 19.
Sources close to Pitt commented on the investigation, saying, “He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children… It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”