When Was Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Flight Where The Alleged Abuse Incident Took Place? — UPDATE
In the wake of Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie's divorce announcement, serious allegations regarding Pitt's behavior towards the couple's six children continue to roll in. On Thursday, an alleged incident regarding Pitt and his children on a private jet, during which the actor was allegedly "wasted" and allegedly "physically and verbally abusive" towards the kids, according to TMZ. (Bustle has reached out to Pitt's rep in regards to these allegations, but has not yet heard back.) While all of the details about what allegedly occurred on Pitt and Jolie's flight have not yet been released, we do know when the flight reportedly happened.
Update: The FBI released the following statement to Bustle: “In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued.”
Earlier: TMZ reports that the alleged incident took place last week while the couple and their children were flying from France to the United States. The site claims that Pitt allegedly "went wild, screaming and getting physical with the kids" during the flight. After the plane landed in Minnesota last Wednesday evening, "Brad was 'out of control' on the tarmac and even tried to leave in a fuel truck," eyewitnesses claimed to TMZ. Since the alleged incident occurred in the air, TMZ claims that the FBI has jurisdiction over the case. (The LAPD were initially reported to be handling the case, but have since denied reports that they are investigating.) Bustle has reached out to the FBI for comment, but has not yet received a response.
Though Pitt has not released an official statement on the matter, TMZ reports that a source close to the actor denies the allegations of abuse. "He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children," the insider said. "It's unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light."
TMZ's sources also claim that the L.A. Department of Child and Family Services — reportedly, the first authority to receive a phone call about the abuse allegations — have already interviewed both actors separately and plan to interview the couple's children. The Jolie-Pitts have six children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and Knox and Vivienne, both 8.