Is This The Incident That Was The Last Straw For Angelina Jolie?
Brad Pitt is under investigation for child abuse by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services, TMZ reports, and the details of the incident are beginning to spill out.
TMZ originally reported that Pitt and Angelina Jolie were on a private flight last Wednesday with their children when Pitt allegedly got drunk and abusive. The DCFS launched an investigation into the incident after an anonymous tip.
According to TMZ Brad and Angelina were arguing on the plane when their eldest son Maddox “jumped up to verbally defend his mom.” Pitt then allegedly “lunged at the boy,” making contact with him before Angelina “jumped in between them to block her husband.
There are several details that are in dispute, TMZ reports.
First is whether or not Brad and Angelina were actually arguing, or Maddox was simply acting up. The second detail is whether or not Pitt meant to make contact with his son, or he did so inadvertently. (RELATED: Here’s The Woman Allegedly Linked To Brad Pitt)
The third detail in dispute is whether or not Pitt was drunk during the incident. Sources for TMZ say that he was drunk at the time of the incident, but Jolie claims he was sober and began drinking later in the flight.
Jolie reportedly separated from Pitt the day after the incident. Pitt has denied there was any abuse, but the incident was a deal breaker for Jolie who filed for divorce just days afterwards.
She is seeking sole physical custody of the children in the divorce.