The latest twist in the Brangelina divorce saga was the news that made the rounds on Thursday (September 22nd) that Brad Pitt was allegedly being investigated by Child Services over an anonymous report that he got physical and verbally abusive with his children on a private jet earlier this month. Sources are telling E! News that these reports are not entirely accurate.
One insider said, "This comes down to the kind of disagreements that sometimes occur between teenage boys and their father. This is where the situation has spiraled from. And Angelina as a mother can be very protective. There is no abuse. They both love the kids more than anything else in the world. Maddox and Pax are very protective of their mother and they are both growing up and developing their own personalities. And while sometimes there is screaming and yelling and they can all get boisterous, there is no huge problems here. Brad's relationship with the older boys is great, but from time to time they have their differences, which is very normal for fathers with teenage boys."
- Another source said of Angelina's parenting, "She has a totally different approach to parenting. She has a calmness about her no matter what screaming and yelling and playing might be going on around her. But Brad can sometimes react differently. And it can be difficult to discipline children, especially teenagers. Ultimately, they both love the kids. From time to time, Brad and Angelina see things from different perspectives when it comes to how to handle issues that may come up with them. And sometimes things can get out of hand. A growing family is a process and sometimes the family can have disagreements."
- The LAPD released a statement saying that there are no active reports of child abuse against Brad but TMZ claims that is only because the FBI is actually handling the situation since it all went down on a flight from France to the U.S.