Just when you think that the Brad Pitt and Angelina divorce saga has gotten as confusing and brutal as it can get, reports claim that there is video of the alleged altercation between Pitt and Jolie on the airplane. The alleged incident, which is rumored as one of the many possible reasons that might have led to Jolie filing for divorce on Sept. 15, reportedly took place at Minnesota's National Falls Airport, where an Us Weekly a source is claiming that cameras allegedly have captured Pitt "looking drunk" and "yelling" at his family during a Sept. 14 stop to refuel. Bustle reached out to a rep for Pitt when the reports first came out, but still has not received a response.
With regards to the video, another US Weekly source claimed that even though allegedly "Brad is seen yelling a lot during it," there's "nothing physical" that takes place. According to a third source speaking to the same outlet, the rumored argument began aboard the family's private jet, and spilled onto the tarmac due in part to Pitt's alleged intoxication: "He got drunk and was fighting with Angie; Maddox stepped in to defend Angie and got in Brad's face."
If these rumors are accurate, it could explain Pitt and Jolie's emphasis on "the health of the family" in their statements on the divorce, as well as the rumored investigation into the allegations of child abuse that may have been levied against Pitt. In response to our inquiry about an alleged investigation of Pitt, 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."
In the meantime, another source from the above-referenced piece, whom Us Weekly notes is close to Brad Pitt, dismisses the claims of abuse, explaining the rumored airplane altercation by saying, "teenagers have fights with their parents, especially when you have teens who are strong-willed and confident. You’re going to have back and forth." This source further underlines that point with the claim that "the abuse suggestions are inaccurate."
Jolie's lawyer has confirmed that she did in fact file for divorce from Pitt in a statement to Reuters: "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time," said Robert Offer, according to the newswire. Meanwhile, Pitt also confirmed his divorce from Jolie in a statement to PEOPLE, saying, "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids... I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."