Written by Melanie Burton, September 23, 2016

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s divorce has taken a nasty turn, with shock news that Brad is now reportedly being investigated for child abuse.

Earlier this week, there was speculation that an unknown “incident” was the catalyst for Ange filing for divorce, and now that incident has been revealed as a fight that is said to have broken out between Brad and Ange while they were on their private jet with their kids last week.

According to reports, Brad, 52, was drunk and allegedly verbally and physically abused 15-year-old son Maddox.

According to UK newspaper The Sun, witnesses say Brad was “out of control” and allegedly clashed with Maddox even before they boarded the flight from France to Minnesota.

But another insider tells People magazine that the argument was between Brad and Angelina and that one of their older children “got caught in the middle.”

The source adds, “There was a parent-child argument which was not handled in the right way and escalated more than it should have.”

Brad reportedly continued the rant after the plane landed, even attempting to exit the scene in an aircraft fuel truck.

Brad will reportedly fight Angelina for custody of the children

The actor has remained silent on the latest claims, but a source close to him says: “He is emphatic that it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed. He did not hit his child in the face in any way.”

An anonymous call was made to the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, who are thought to have interviewed both Brad and Ange, but the FBI are now said to be investigating the incident because it took place in the air. Yikes!

Investigators are also said to be preparing to interview Maddox, as well as some of his siblings — Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, ten, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight.

Los Angeles police were also reportedly called in to investigate, but they denied they had investigated Brad over child abuse claims when asked by The Sun.

A spokesman said: “We are not investigating Brad Pitt or any sort of child abuse.”

However, another source said: “It is extremely high profile so if the police had been called, they would be looking into it. It would be investigated fully.

“But there is no paperwork trail showing any kind of involvement from the police at all.”

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