Brad Pitt is Reportedly Under Investigation for Child Abuse

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Seems Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce is taking an ugly turn.

According to People, Pitt is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services after reportedly becoming physically and verbally abusive with one of the couple's children on their private plane. The reports claim the actor was under the the influence of alcohol at the time, and that Jolie and several other of the pair's children were present.

TMZ and People both report that Pitt is disputing these accusations. "He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children," a source told People. "It's unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light."

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Jolie filed for divorce on Monday from the 52-year-old star, citing irreconcilable differences and requesting sole custody of their children — and rocking the Hollywood world with shock when news hit. Sources tell People that Pitt was completely "wrecked" by his wife's decision. "He was willing to do anything, change any habit, change any lifestyle, to do what had to be done to make this work," the source said. "And by 'make this work,' that means doing what has to be done to make even a split one that is amicable and in the best interests of the children."

A source told E! News that Brangelina just haven't been on the same page for quite some time. "They have gradually grown apart and have realized they value and prioritize different things, [and] these issues have got in the way of their marriage," the insider said. "Angelina is very dedicated to her work with the UN and working on other charitable endeavors while Brad is consumed with his film projects. Both of their interests have taken them across the world—not together but in different directions. They haven't been able to compromise on much of anything lately."

The source added, "Angelina hasn't been happy for some time."

The Mr & Mrs Smith co-stars have been together for 12 years and married for two. They have six children together: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8.