TMZ posted a story last night about Brad Pitt’s alleged behaviour on a private plane with Angelina Jolie and their kids that supposedly went down last week. He was allegedly “wasted” and was shouting and getting “physical”. TMZ says it happened last Wednesday, at 8pm, the night before the official separation date as noted in Angelina’s divorce filing. According to TMZ, Brad was allegedly so out of it he tried to leave on a fuel truck and an anonymous tip was reported to the LA County Department of Children and Family Services and the LAPD.
PEOPLE then followed with a similar story with their sources claiming also that there was an incident on a plane and PEOPLE specifies that it involved “one of (Brad Pitt’s) children” and that someone on the tarmac called it into Child Services.
A representative for the LAPD, however, is telling The Hollywood Reporter that:
"We have no criminal investigation that we are actively pursuing. To my knowledge, [Pitt talking to police] never happened. And right now, that is where our office is. We are not investigating any case, nor do we have any allegations against Mr. Pitt. We understand how rumors get spun up and hopefully we can put a few of them to rest. We have no investigation involving Mr. Pitt."
At the time of this post, the LA County Department of Children and Family Services has not commented. PEOPLE has amended its story to reflect the LAPD’s statement but they seem to be standing by their original reporting, at post time, and their sourcing on the investigation into the situation by Family Services still stands. TMZ has yet to update their story with the LAPD’s response nor post a follow-up.
If you recall, US Weekly reported earlier this week that Angelina’s decision to file for divorce was precipitated by an “incident”. My sources who initially told me that some major drama went down and that it was “very delicate, a really sensitive thing” did not want to elaborate beyond that description. I have been trying to get in touch with those same sources this morning to press again and have yet to hear back. Will post when there are more updates. But multiple media contacts have told me that a Brad Pitt response might be coming imminently.