Tuesday 26 September 2017

Angelina Jolie meets with FBI agents as they investigate allegations of child abuse against Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Oscars in 2014. Photo: PA
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Oscars in 2014. Photo: PA
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Brad and Angelina out and about with three of their six children
Actor Brad Pitt with three of the six children he has with estranged wife Angelina Jolie – (left to right) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Maddox Jolie-Pitt on the red carpet in Hollywood in December 2014. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Angelina Jolie and her children met with FBI agents on Tuesday to discuss allegations of child abuse against her estranged husband Brad Pitt.

The Wanted beauty filed for divorce on 19 September, seeking to end her two-year marriage to Pitt for the "health of the family", according to her attorney, Robert Offer.

It subsequently emerged the actors had reportedly clashed over Pitt's style of parenting following an incident with 15-year-old son Maddox on a private plane trip from France to Los Angeles on 14 September. The claims prompted officials from both the FBI and the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to launch an investigation into allegations of child abuse.

On Tuesday, two FBI agents paid a visit to Jolie's home in Malibu, California, where they spent more than three hours interviewing the actress and her brood about the alleged plane dispute, according to TMZ.

Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The meeting, during which the Jolie-Pitt clan was asked to recall the incident step-by-step, was reportedly held to help officials determine whether the accusations warrant a full investigation.

Jolie currently has full physical custody of the kids, as agreed in a temporary deal last month, although Pitt has been granted visitation.

He has reportedly enjoyed two visits with their children to date.

As part of the custody deal, which will be reviewed by DCFS representatives later this month, both stars will undergo individual counselling, in addition to family sessions with their offspring, while the Inglourious Basterds actor will also submit to random drug and alcohol tests. He recently volunteered for a similar test, which reportedly came back negative.

Brad and Angelina out and about with three of their six children
Brad and Angelina out and about with three of their six children
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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