FBI clears Pitt of child abuse allegations

FBI clears Pitt of child abuse allegations

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The FBI has concluded its review of a murky, September incident involving actor Brad Pitt and his children aboard an airplane, and no charges will be brought in the case, a bureau spokeswoman said Tuesday.

In a statement, spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said allegations were made after a flight carrying Pitt and his children landed in Los Angeles, and the FBI had “conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation.”

Eimiller said no charges had been filed in the matter. She declined to offer more detail, except to say – as in all cases – agents would have consulted with the U.S. Attorney’s Office before coming to a determination about charges.

Representatives for Pitt did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

The incident which the FBI was reviewing occurred on Sept. 14 – the day before the actor officially separated from his wife, fellow Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie. TMZ reported – though it was not confirmed by officials – that Pitt “allegedly went wild, screaming and getting physical with the kids.”

The FBI had jurisdiction over the matter because its agents investigate incidents that occur on airplanes.

Pitt’s highly publicised divorce with Jolie has created something of a public relations nightmare in recent months, though the closure of the FBI’s review with no charges is the latest in a series of good news for the actor. Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, which had also reportedly been looking into purported airplane misbehaviour, had closed their case with no finding of abuse, reports Reuters.

 

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