FBI Closes Investigation Into Brad Pitt Child Abuse Allegations; No Charges Filed

Brad Pitt has been cleared by the FBI of any wrongdoing involving his children and an alleged incident involving his teenage son Maddox, Us Weekly can confirm.

“In response to allegations made following a flight within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States which landed in Los Angeles carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation,” a statement to Us read. “No charges have been filed in this matter.”

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Brad Pitt attend the UK premiere of 'Allied' at Odeon Leicester Square on Nov. 21, 2016, in London. Luca Teuchmann/WireImage

NBC News’ Andrew Blankstein first ‏confirmed the news on Tuesday, November 22, tweeting: “EXCLUSIVE: FBI CLOSING inquiry into allegations involving Brad Pitt & children. NO charges – Source familiar w/ investig. – @NBCInvestigates.”

As previously reported, the FBI was looking into possible child abuse claims after the actor was accused of getting into an altercation with his 15-year-old son Maddox while aboard a private plane in September. Pitt’s estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, filed for divorce from the actor after the alleged incident occurred.

The FBI interviewed Jolie for four hours while agents questioned her over the matter at her Los Angeles home on October 18.

The news comes after the actor was cleared of child abuse allegations by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services on November 9. As previously reported, the DCFS also ruled out any reports of a repeated pattern of misconduct on Pitt’s part.

Earlier this month, Us confirmed that Pitt plans on fighting for joint physical and legal custody of their six children.

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