DCFS Looking Into Brad Pitt's Pattern Of Child Abuse Behavior; Extends Investigation & Safety Plan On 6 Kids With Angelina Jolie
Actor Brad Pitt is still under scrutiny as the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) extended its fact-finding investigation into the actor's alleged child abuse, not just during the incident aboard their private jet plane but even before that. The safety plan, a protective order imposed by DCFS and part of any pending divorce that should have expired on October 20, is also being extended, reports say.
In the extended investigation, DCFS will interview people who are close or have access to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, including staff and friends. The Department is looking into a possible pattern of behavior or history of child abuse that may involve any of Angelina Jolie's children.
"They are looking at a history and pattern of behavior," US Magazine quoted its source. "They are looking at not only the original incident, but other possible incidents surrounding it and more history," continued the quoted message.
The "Maleficent" actress filed for divorce against husband Brad Pitt in September and although she cited irreconcilable differences, the timing of the filing indicated that it was catapulted by something that is grave. After the filing of divorce went public, news circulated that the "Fight Club" actor is into substance abuse and has anger management issues. The subsequent news about the altercation among Pitt, Jolie and eldest son, Maddox that transpired while they were onboard their private jet plane on their flight home from Nice, France was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Pitt denied being physically abusive to Maddox on the private plane incident and investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the alleged incident did not gain any merit that would warrant a more in-depth and adversarial investigation. However, when Pitt made a visit to their six children last week, Maddox refused to meet his father.