Brad Pitt has been cleared of abuse allegations by the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services, TMZ has learned, and that gives him a huge advantage in his custody war with Angelina Jolie.
Law enforcement sources say DCFS concluded Wednesday it would close the investigation involving an incident in Sept. between Brad and Maddox on a private jet. The Dept. reached the decision that Brad did NOT commit child abuse during an argument that ended with physical contact.
The case was exhaustively investigated. Social workers interviewed Brad, Angelina, the kids and witnesses on the plane. Everyone cooperated in the investigation. No further action will be taken.
The conclusion is a repudiation of all sorts of allegations made by Angelina, who claimed Brad intentionally and without justification struck their first child, Maddox. She also had claimed there was a pattern of misconduct on Brad’s part, something DCFS did not buy.
Now that Brad is cleared, he has a big advantage in the custody case. Angelina is asking for sole physical custody and Brad wants joint custody, so they will have to duke it out before the divorce judge.
It’s insane how the love has turned sour between this two. 14 years together is no joke…