Brad Pitt can finally rest assured that he will not have to deal with any consequences linked to the child abuse allegations that have been associated to him. The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has just announced that it concluded its investigation and the allegations against the famous actor will be dropped.
This means that the case will be closed and Pitt has been cleared of the abuse claims. Of course, the investigation is linked to the incident that involved the Hollywood star and his eldest son, Maddox. The much debated incident occurred on a private plane back in September. It has been claimed that Brad verbally and physically abused his child. However, the DCFS stated that the actor did not commit abuse during this incident.
Apparently, this favorable ruling could help Brad Pitt in the custody battle against his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie. Angelina is seeking to obtain the sole physical custody of the children, but she may not be able to get that now that Brad has been cleared of all child abuse allegations. TMZ reported that the judges looking into this case are actually considering to rule in the favour of Brad Pitt on his request for joint custody.
It is yet to see what will finally be decided when it comes to the custody, but it seems that Angelina does not regret that her estranged husband has been cleared of the allegations. Some sources claimed that the actress felt “relieved” after the DCFS ruled in Brad’s favour.
“The job of the DCFS is to make sure the children are in a safe and secure situation. As we said earlier this week, childcare professionals encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides that was in the best interest of the children,” an official statement from Angelina said.
“Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal.”