Brangelina Divorce Update: Brad Pitt’s Friend Denies Child Abuse Accusations; FBI Now Investigating

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Credit: Morguefile/nightfall

Another day, another Brangelina-divorce scandal.

As previously reported, Brad Pitt was under investigation for, allegedly, hitting his son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, while on a private jet.

According to TMZ, Pitt and Angelina Jolie were arguing on the plane, when Maddox jumped in to defend his mother. That’s when the reported hit came from Pitt, causing Jolie to jump in and break them up.

It was first reported that the LA County Department of Children and Family Services was investigating this fight, but according to Daily Mail, the FBI is now involved as well.

“In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued,” the FBI said in a statement.

Daily Mail also spoke with a close friend of Pitt’s, who denied the abuse allegations against him.

“These claims are exaggerated and fabricated,” the friend told the site.

They continued, “They are a solid family with two caring parents and a normal share of verbal disagreements like major households.”

The friend then stated that Pitt is staying silent amid all of the accusations Jolie is making against him for the sake of their children.

“He is focused on the best interests of the kids right now, that is why he has remained silent despite the smears,” the source explained.

It was also reported that the alleged fight was caught on camera. According to sources who have seen the footage, Pitt does get loud, but he does not hit Maddox.

“Brad is seen yelling a lot during it, but nothing physical,” a source told Us Weekly.

Pitt’s friend asked that the public and media “leave them all alone,” so they can work it out in private. Unfortunately, due to Pitt and Jolie’s fame and the fact that Jolie has made this divorce very public, it is impossible for them to be left alone during this time. This will most likely be the biggest entertainment news story of the year, by far, so the public will be continuously waiting for more information on the couple to be leaked.

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