LAPD 'not currently handling any allegation' about Brad Pitt

Several US media outlets reported on an alleged investigation of child abuse claims against the actor

LAPD 'not currently handling any allegation' about Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt attend the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2015 | Image: Charles Sykes / AP/Press Association Images

Updated: 18.00

Police in Los Angeles have said they are "not currently handling" any allegations about Brad Pitt.

Several sources are reporting on an alleged probe of child abuse claims against the actor.

Pitt, whose wife Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce against him, is alleged to have gotten "physical" with one of his children while on a private plane.

People.com reported that the Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services are both investigating after someone anonymously reported the incident last Wednesday on the tarmac.

Another anonymous source told multiple outlets that Pitt "takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children... It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light."

But LAPD told Newstalk.com in a statement that it is "not currently handling any report or allegation into Mr. Brad Pitt".

The Department of Children and Family Services said it is legally prohibited from commenting on whether or not anybody is under investigation.

They added that any media reports "did not originate" from their office.

Meanwhile, actress Marion Cotillard - who was initially claimed to be having an affair with Pitt while on the set of their new movie Allied, leading to the divorce - took to Instagram to tackle the rumours head-on.

 

This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into. I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn't distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment. With all my love Marion Ceci sera la première et seule réaction que j'aurai concernant la déferlante inouïe qui à commencé il y a de ça 24 heures et à laquelle je suis mêlée malgré moi. Je n'ai pas pour habitude de commenter ni de prendre au sérieux le tas d'absurdités déversées à mon sujet mais la situation prenant une telle tournure et affectant des gens que j'aime, je me dois de m'exprimer. Pour commencer, j'ai rencontré il y a quelques années l'homme de ma vie , le père de notre fils et du bébé que nous attendons aujourd'hui. Il est mon amour, mon meilleur ami et le seul homme dont j'ai besoin. Ensuite, à ceux qui me prétendent dévastée, je vais très bien merci. Ce genre d'inventions aberrantes ne m'affecte en aucun cas. Et pour finir, à la "presse", à tous les haters, trolls et consorts qui ont le jugement si rapide je vous souhaite sincèrement... un prompt rétablissement. Ceci dit et un peu plus sérieusement, je souhaite à Angelina et Brad, deux personnes pour qui j'ai un profond respect, de trouver la paix dans ce moment tumultueux. Avec tout mon amour. Marion

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