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Brad Pitt's child abuse investigation 'expanded to include entire family' including Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have six kids together.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have six kids together.
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Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The investigation into Brad Pitt's alleged child abuse has been extended by several weeks.

The case has been "expanded" to include the entire family, including an incident with estranged wife Angelina Jolie, according to TMZ.

Multiple reports today say that the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services initially have extended the investigation by "several weeks" as they explore more alleged incidents, including one said to be witnessed by some of their six children.

The voluntary safety plan set in place by the DCFS, which is standard practice for any similar investigation, was due to expire on October 20, but it has been renewed for a number of weeks amid claims some of their six children were "fearful" around Brad at times.

US actor Brad Pitt and his wife, US actress Angelina Jolie, wave on the red carpet before the screening of
US actor Brad Pitt and his wife, US actress Angelina Jolie, wave on the red carpet before the screening of "The Tree of Life" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival

Jolie filed for divorce after an incident on their private plane on September 14 and what has followed has been a mess of allegations from alcohol abuse to an alleged "confrontation" with their eldest son Maddox (15).

Sources inside Pitt's camp have maintained the allegations of physical contact between him and his eldest son are "exaggerated or untrue".

Two FBI agents interviewed the Oscar-winning actress about the event.

In a statement issued by the organisation, they are still determining whether or not to pursue further investigation.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their son Maddox at the Oscars. Photo: Fred Prouser
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their son Maddox at the Oscars. Photo: Fred Prouser

"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," they told E! News.

Pitt has volunteered to undergo drug and alcohol testing and both parents have agreed to individual counselling.

Their six children Maddox (15),  Pax (12), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10) and twins Knox and Vivienne (eight) will remain living with their mother full-time and there is no long-term custody arrangement in place as of yet.

"Neither side wants this to go to court because everything the FBI and DCFS investigated will potentially be made available to the public, which would be bad for the entire family," source told Us Weekly.

CANNES, FActors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
CANNES, FActors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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