It looks like the abuse claims against Brad Pitt sadly may have some weight to them. While the investigation with LA County’s Department of Children and Family Services was supposed to end in October, the DCFS has now decided to extend their investigation.
The initial abuse claim stems from a private flight Pitt and newly-separate wife Angelina Jolie took with their children from France to the U.S. on September 14. Some outlets initially reported that Pitt became physically and verbally aggressive with Maddox (15), the couple’s eldest child, an act that was witnessed by a member of the flight crew, who then called the police.
The extension of the investigation is a signal of the grave severity of the situation, with a source telling InTouch Weekly that the DCFS is expanding their scope to include interviews with possible witnesses, including nannies, house keepers, and more. The same source says that the DCFS is not only concerned about the initial September 14 incident, but also that there have been more verbal and physical attacks by Pitt on his children.
Pitt and Jolie made international headlines when Jolie filed for divorce on September 19, a move many, possibly Pitt as well, did not see coming. Thus far, the investigation has included interviews with Pitt, Jolie and their children, as well as negative drug tests by both adult parties. Pitt has reportedly had limited visitation with his children since the divorce announcement on September 19.
In addition to Maddox, the couple share five children, including Pax (12), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10), and twins Knox and Vivienne (8).