Brad Pitt reportedly took voluntary drug test amidst child abuse investigation
The aftershocks of Brangelina’s split is still reverberating, as accusations that one half of the duo has an anger problem, smokes and drinks too much, and is abusive to their six kids persist. Helping clear up the rumors, Brad Pitt reportedly took a voluntary drug test for the Department of Children and Family Services investigation into his treatment of his kids. The LAPD previously confirmed it wasn’t looking into Pitt’s alleged actions, but family services is apparently still investigating his case.
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce almost two weeks ago, and reports claimed she was fed up with Pitt’s weed and alcohol use mixed with an alleged “anger problem.” Then, People magazine reported Pitt was being investigated for child abuse for an alleged incident on the family’s plane. The 52-year-old actor allegedly got drunk and was physically and verbally abusive to his 15-year-old son, Maddox. The incident was reported anonymously.
The Department of Children and Family Services can’t comment on its cases, but a spokesperson told People magazine drug testing is “very standard” in child abuse investigations. The only drug Pitt was accused of using was marijuana, which can be detected in urine for two months or longer if used for a prolonged period of time.
People also reports the alleged incident was reported to the FBI since it reportedly happened during a flight, but it’s not likely the federal agency will get involved.
Pitt made a statement last week after news of the divorce broke, 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.” He reportedly hasn’t seen his kids since Jolie filed for divorce. “He really wants to see the kids and to work out an arrangement that is best for them,” an inside source told E! News.
Jolie’s attorney made a similar statement on her behalf, saying last week, “Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest of taking care of her family. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”
However, neither celeb or their respective attorneys has commented on the reported child abuse investigation or Pitt’s alleged drug use and anger problem. The fact that he voluntarily took a drug test indicates he’s cooperating with the Department of Children and Family Services at least.