Brad Pitt's child abuse investigation 'expanded to include entire family' including Angelina Jolie
Published 26/10/2016 | 09:32
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.
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.
"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.