Angelina Jolie: Brad Pitt Shouldn’t Be Prosecuted For Child Abuse
As Gossip Cop has reported, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt last month, listing a separation date of September 15. That was one day after an incident onboard the family’s private jet during a flight from France to the U.S. Both sides agree that an argument broke out, and son Maddox became involved.
Jolie’s camp says Pitt hit the 15-year-old in the face, while the actor’s side maintains he came into contact with Maddox’s shoulders, though not in an abusive way. An investigation by the Department of Child and Family Services was launched after an anonymous complaint, and it could be recommended that Pitt be prosecuted. But such a recommendation would be against Jolie’s wishes.
In fact, she has reportedly said she will not cooperate with any criminal case. According to TMZ, Jolie’s stance is “protecting her kids, not punishing Brad,” and believes prosecuting him would only hurt their children. In any case, it is unlikely they will face such as an issue.
Because Maddox did not have any visible injuries and there are contradictory accounts of what happened, it’s doubtful a prosecutor would want to take on the case. In the meantime, though, DCFS has helped arrange a temporary custody agreement. As Gossip Cop reported, Jolie will have physical custody over the next three weeks, with Pitt getting visitation.
His initial visit, and possibly future ones, will be monitored by a therapist, and the entire family will participate in counseling. Pitt must also submit to random drug tests. Gossip Cop will have updates as appropriate.