Brad Pitt admits to yelling at his children, but denies causing them any physical abuse, amidst his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
A source tells the New York Post, that the 52-year-old actor is very upset about allegations that he hit the children and “is denying claims of inappropriate behavior.” (RELATED: LAPD: We Are Not Investigating Brad Pitt For Child Abuse)
“He was never physically abusive to her or the kids,” the source said. “He did yell at one of their children on the plane during an argument, but he didn’t hit the child.”
Los Angeles Police Department has also confirmed that they are not investigating any case of child abuse involving the actor, after earlier reports came out to the contrary. (RELATED: Brad Pitt Being Investigated For Child Abuse Amidst Divorce)
“We are not investigating any case, nor do we have any allegations against Mr. Pitt,” Sgt. Barry Montgomery told the Hollywood Reporter. “We understand how rumors get spun up and hopefully we can put a few of them to rest. We have no investigation involving Mr. Pitt.”
The same source told the Post that Jolie is “putting out [the abuse] story to take the kids away from him.”
“Angelina’s team’s campaign to smear him is so aggressive, they called all the major networks, People and TMZ last night with claims he is beating her and the kids,” the source said.
As previously reported by TMZ, Jolie filed for divorce a few days after the actor allegedly became “verbally abusive and physical with his children” on a private plane.
The source, however, did confirm that the actor was interviewed by the Los Angeles County Department of Family and Children Services about the alleged incident.
“He is taking this seriously and fully cooperating,” the source said. “He admits he is not perfect, but he insists he’s not physically abusive. He loves his kids and is very sad about this situation.”
“He knows he made mistakes and he knows he has to be better,” the source added. “He and Angelina fought a lot recently, and she knows how to push his buttons. But he is adamant that he did not hit these kids like she’s trying to say.”