Shortly after the family’s jet took off from France, Pitt got drunk and began arguing with Jolie. Maddox tried to intervene by getting in between his mom and dad, which led to the actor putting his hands on the teenage boy. However, Pitt’s camp vehemently denies Jolie’s claims he physically abused or struck the boy, but admits he mishandled the conflict. The Department of Children and Family Services is now investigating the actor after receiving an anonymous call about the incident, and the FBI is also looking into the situation, but it’s yet to launch a federal investigation.
It had been wrongly reported by many outlets that Pitt is also under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, but this isn’t the case. The incident took place on an international flight, which means the LAPD doesn’t have jurisdiction. Jolie is seeking sole custody of their six children, but the actor its expected to file for joint custody and is prepared to battle Jolie in court over their kids. We will continue to update as we gather more information about the situation.