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Brad Pitt cleared of physical abuse allegation towards teenage son

The alleged incident was said to have happened on a flight from France.

Pitt's estranged wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in September.
Pitt's estranged wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in September.
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BRAD PITT HAS been cleared after a probe into allegations he mistreated one of his children, sources close to the case said.

The claims centered on an alleged incident with his 15-year-old son Maddox in September on a flight from France. Pitt had been accused of being physically abusive towards the child.

Social workers interviewed the couple, their children and witnesses who were on the plane.

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) concluded that Pitt, 52, did not behave abusively, a source close to the case told AFP.

Pitt “has been cleared of any allegation of wrongdoing,” the source said.

Jolie, 41, filed for divorce in September, citing irreconcilable differences. She is seeking sole custody of their six children.

Pitt is seeking joint legal and physical custody.

For now, the children are with her and he can make supervised visits, two sources said.

Being cleared by social services should help Pitt’s efforts for joint custody.

A statement from Jolie’s media team said that the actress is:

Relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal.

The A-listers, given the celebrity moniker ‘Brangelina’, married in France two years ago, but had been a couple since 2004.

© – AFP 2016

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